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Our Research

Welcome to the research pages of the School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences. The exciting and significant research carried out by academic staff in our School plays an important role in making Bangor University a world-leading research institution.Our research spans a wide range range of subjects and specialisms and includes the following broad areas:

History, Archaeology & Heritage

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

Philosophy & 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)

Social Sciences

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

Research Partnerships

Research within the School is carried out by individuals, research groups and within Centres and Institutes. We have a number of research centres based within the School, the College of Arts Humanities and Business, and are also active members of external collaborative Research Institutes and Centres which have links with teh School. In addition we are proud of our thriving community of postgraduate researchers.

  • Institute for the Study of welsh Estates (ISWE)
  • Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)
  • National Centre for Population Health and Wellbeing Research (NCPHWR), an all Wales Research Centre
  • Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD)

Research News, Conferences and Events

We have a thriving and friendly research community, based around seminar series regular conferences and an inclusive discurive approach to reasearch dissemmination. You will find up-to-date information about forthcoming events by visiting our online events calendar.