Arts & Humanities Research (MPhil) (PhD)
SoAH Research provides an experimental and rigorous programme for both practice-led and thesis-oriented research, that both supports and tests the trajectory of their very individual studies. Over the last three years our flagship Research Groups have explored a range of research methods; Absurdity, Animality, Archive, Care, Collaboration, Correspondence, Diagram, Disorder, Documents, Entanglement, Environment, Fiction, Me, Politics, Public(s), Re-enactment, Representation, and Risk. These groups, along with our public research platforms, presentations, exhibitions, performances and journal allow us to work together and build our communities, forging deep understandings of our peers’ subjects, methods and processes, as well as to reach out externally to continue conversations.
During this academic year over 16 vivas have taken place in SoAH Research, the result of years of study, each one facilitating new ways of thinking and researching to emerge across, and between, the fields of the arts and humanities. Our disciplinary scope is broad and urgent and innovative projects are underway, and we acknowledge and embrace the challenge to embed full diversity. We do not ‘set out to show the look of the world as something previously known, but rather to extend the thread of recognition in new and complex structures of [our] own’ (Michael Podro, Depiction, 1998)
Dr Nicky Coutts, PGR Lead SoAH (Acting)