The Department has a lively and cosmopolitan postgraduate research community and we aim to help you become first class researchers and scholars. We accept applications for a wide range of proposals and offer expert supervision from staff within the Department and, where necessary, through close relationships with other departments.
We are currently involved in a range of funded projects. Most of our medievalists have been closely involved in The Norman Edge: Identity and State - Formation on the Frontiers of Europe, c.1050 -1200, a major research programme supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
A second AHRC funded project, in collaboration with the University of Birmingham, is The Cultural Politics of English Pantomime, 1837 - 1901. The Dynamics of Memory Group, whose membership is drawn from different disciplines, provides another research project. The Department is also associated with local research ventures such as the Victoria County History of Cumbria.
Of course we also encourage applicants whose research interests match those of individual staff.