Humanities Research Institute

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Founded in 2008, the University of Buckingham’s Humanities Research Institute exists to bring together internationally distinguished scholars wHumanities Research Instituteorking in the field of the humanities, to support their research, and to engage them in the life of the University.

The Institute’s Fellows and Visiting Professors are drawn from a wide variety of disciplines but have notable concentrations in the areas of military history and security studies, political history, the history of art and connoisseurship, and nineteenth-century literature and social history.

Research Master’s programmes

The Institute also fosters the development of innovatory graduate-student research

programmes within the humanities. Since 2009, the Institute has promoted the launch of a series of London-based research programmes.

Our MAs by research offers the following:

  • Unique and flexible structure, which is specifically tailored for those who wish to fit their studies around work and other commitments
  • Access to eminent academic staff who are leading scholars in their fields
  • Invaluable opportunity for personal and career development
  • Exclusive access to study space at the university’s London building in Bloomsbury

Courses include:


The Institute actively promotes academic and inter-disciplinary collaboration with other leading institutions, and over recent years has worked in association with the Wallace Collection, London, in the development of teaching and research in the study of the decorative arts and curatorship; with the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, in the development of the University’s new research programme in Modern War Studies; and with the Royal United Services Institute in the production of a major policy paper examining the lessons of history for the formulation of contemporary British strategy.

See all research degrees in the School of Humanities.

HRI Events

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Thu 18

“Dickens’ Finances” by Warren Weiss

Thu 18 March 2021 @ 17:00 - 18:00

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Full list of Fellows

The Institute is composed of some thirty Fellows in various categories and supports a series of Visiting Professorships, with a particular focus in history, history of art, modern war studies and international relations. Read our full listing of Fellows, which also provides short biographies and details of major and recent publications.

Seminars for graduate research students

The Humanities Research Institute’s seminars are open to all research students in the Humanities pursuing courses at the University, subject only to the constraints of space. Two places at each seminar are available and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. If you are interested in attending a seminar, please email the Humanities Research Secretary ( stating the course, date and seminar topic you would like to attend. She will advise on availability.



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