Research in History, Law and Social Sciences

Research in Law

  • European Law 
  • Global Economic Law 
  • International Law 
  • UK Commercial Law 
  • UK Public Law 
  • UK Private Law 

Research in Social Sciences

  • Sociology 
  • Social Policy 
  • Communities, Cultures, Language and Identities 
  • Crime, Criminal Justice and Society 

Research in History, Archaeology & Heritage 

  • The History of Wales 
  • Welsh and Celtic Archaeology 
  • Medieval and Early Modern History 
  • Twentieth and Twenty-First Century History 

Research in Philosophy, Ethics & Religion

  • Philosophy of place 
  • Cultural applications of psychoanalytic theory 
  • Philosophy and Religion in Education 
  • The Islamic Community and Muslim Enclaves in Britain 
  • Islamism and Radicalisation (in local and global contexts) 
  • De-radicalisation (developing counter-narratives) 
  • Slavery and Religion 

Upcoming Research Seminars

Past Research Seminar Speakers

  • 10th of October - The Duncan Tanner Memorial Seminar/ Seminar Goffa Duncan Tanner: Labour Country Redivivus: British Social Democracy and it's Prospects, 1924-2024 by Dr Daryl Leeworthy. Daryl Leeworthy is the author of several books including Labour Country, Causes in Common: Welsh Women and the Struggle for Social Democracy, and, most recently, Fury of Past Times, his highly-regarded biography of the Rhondda novelist, Gwyn Thomas.
  • 18th October - Hidden in the Sight of Society by Dr Gareth Evans-Jones, Lecturer in the School of History, Law and Social Sciences.
  • 25th October 2023 - Mercy Killing: Changing the way we view mercy killers within Homicide Law / Lladdiad Trugarog: Newid y ffordd rydyn ni'n gweld lladdiadau trugaredd o fewn Cyfraith Dynladdiad by Lois Nash, Lecturer in the School of History, Law and Social Sciences
  • 15th November - Life in Early Medieval Wales: A Journey of Discovery" by Prof Nancy Edwards, FBA (Emeritus Professor of Medieval Archeology, Lecturer in the School of History, Law and Social Sciences).
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Featured Research Project LIVE (LLŶN ECO-MUSEUM)

The #Ecoamgueddfa project is the first ecomuseum in Wales and, to our knowledge, the first digitally-driven ecomuseum in the world. The team are based in the School of History, Law and Social Sciences, and are working closely with the School’s archaeologists in order to deliver a range of community-engagement events and archaeological digital resources.

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Research Excellence Framework 2021 

The next REF exercise will be conducted in 2021. The School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences will be submitting to the following units: 

  • UoA 21 - Sociology
  • UoA 26 - Modern Languages and Linguistics 
  • UoA 27 - English Language and Literature
Our Research Centres

Find out more about our Research Centres within the School

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