Introducing our research publication 'Finding Voices'
"I take great pride in presenting you with a kaleidoscopic snapshot of the world-class and fundamentally ground-breaking research we do across the Faculty of Arts and Humanities here at Manchester Metropolitan University. Our Faculty encompasses the full spectrum of Arts and Humanities disciplines – from Architecture and Art via Design, Media and Fashion to English and Creative Writing, Linguistics, History and Archaeology; it also includes Social Science research in Sociology and Criminology. Our staff are artists, writers, scholars, policy-makers, practitioners and Creative Industries experts. This little booklet showcases some of the best and most innovative of our work.
Our collective ambition as a Faculty is to transform our world through challenging convention, celebrating creativity and empowering people. We have titled this volume Finding Voices because a key driver of our research is working with communities. We are committed to applied research that makes a difference in society – research that is informed by a clear co-creative understanding of who it is for and what purpose it serves.
The following selection of ‘case studies’ puts the spotlight on a small selection of our research activity across the four University Centres for Research and Knowledge Exchange that are based in the Faculty: the History Research Centre, the Centre for Creative Writing, English Literature and Linguistics, the Research Centre for Applied Social Science, and the Manchester School of Art Research Centre. We hope that these stories will inspire you to come work or study with us, or simply to find out more about the work we do at one of the many free public-facing events that make up our annual Research in Arts and Humanities (RAH!) programme."
Professor Berthold Schoene - Faculty Head of Research and Knowledge Exchange
View the Finding Voices Brochure to see the full selection of case studies