Our greatest asset is the excellence of humanities researchers working at Newcastle
Areas of particular strength at Newcastle that fall within NUHRI’s remit include:
- architecture and planning
- art history
- cultural geography and politics
- English literature, language and linguistics
- film and media studies
- history, classics and archaeology
- museum and heritage studies
This is not an exhaustive list. Newcastle University also has substantial strengths and aspirations in newer, cross-disciplinary fields such as Digital Humanities and Medical Humanities.
Within the University’s research structures, NUHRI sits alongside the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science’s two other research institutes, the Newcastle Institute for Creative Arts Practice (NICAP) and the Newcastle Institute for Social Renewal (NISR). We seek to engage and collaborate with these institutes, and with other research centres and research groups across the University.
Our institute is primarily virtual, and our staff are distributed across campus.
Matthew is based in the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics in the Percy Building.
Professor Matthew Grenby
Professor of 18th-Century Studies
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6182
Clare and Sheila are based in the HaSS Faculty Office in the Daysh Building.
Research & Impact Support Officer, HaSS Faculty
Telephone: +44 191 208 5807
Emma is based in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape in the Architecture Building. Jo is based in the School of Arts and Cultures in the Armstrong Building.
Dr Emma Cheatle
Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 5014 ext 85014
Professor Richard Clay
Professor of Digital Humanities
Vital North Partnership
Rachel is primarily based in the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics in the Percy Building. She spends some days working at Seven Stories.