Manchester Metropolitan University

The History Research Centre (HRC) is a welcoming community which believes in the Humanities’ capacity to enrich and transform how people see themselves and the world around them.

The HRC brings together over 90 staff and research students from the Departments of English, Languages and Linguistics, History, Politics and Philosophy. It is home to internationally recognised researchers who are driving innovative and creative research across Humanities. Their work demonstrates excellence in poetry and creative writing, literary criticism, film studies, linguistics, philosophy, heritage and history, from ancient Greece and community archaeology to medieval, early-modern and modern British and European History. 

The value and meanings shaped by Humanities research are the foundation of a healthy civil society, which is why we place great emphasis on communicating our activities beyond the University, regionally, nationally and internationally. Our postgraduate community of Masters and Doctoral students produces committed, outward looking individuals who understand the importance of engaging with the public. Manchester has a vibrant and expanding cultural scene and our researchers work in partnership with many cultural institutions, from theatre companies and museums, to library archives and galleries. They are an integral part of the city’s ‘hunger for ideas’ that has the arts and humanities at its centre.

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The Manchester Centre for Regional History (MCRH)

The MCRH aims to develop historical research that meets the needs of communities in North West England. It has international research strengths in community engagement, community archaeology, heritage and oral history. The Centre supports collaborative, multi-disciplinary projects with a broad range of cultural institutions, groups and individuals who are interested in innovative research into communities, localities, and regions, including schools, colleges, local history organisations, museums, archives and libraries. It is committed to public history and activities that bridge the gap between academic history and the public.

Group Contacts

Phone +44 (0) 161 247 6688

Twitter @mcrh_mmu


Website: Manchester Centre For Regional History

Department of History, Politics & Philosophy

Department Head

In History we have experts in various elements of Archaeology, Ancient History, Medieval and Early Modern History and Modern and Contemporary History.

Group Contacts


Phone +44 (0) 161 247 1787




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