Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Celebrating research in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Friday, 09 March 2018


On the 22 January 2018, a showcase of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) research took place at Oxford Brookes University. Staff and students came together under the theme of Intersections and Connections to present new ideas, and to explore the wider impact of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

The annual event proved more popular than ever, with over 60 people in attendance. Professor Gary Browning, Associate Dean  for Research and Knowledge Exchange, commented “A terrific event at which staff and postgraduate researchers shared research on the inter-disciplinary theme via papers, 3 minute talks and  poster exhibition”.

The event featured eight different panels with titles such as Knowledge and Praxis; Intersections and Age; Memory, Embodiment and Identity; and Connections and Disruptions. Each panel allowed space for discussion and debate around the research presented.

In addition to staff presentations, the panel discussions also included presentations from Brookes research students.  As in previous years, there was also a ‘Three Minute Thesis’ panel - a doctoral student discussing their entire thesis in three minutes to a non-specialist audience - which has become a regular and well received part of the HSS conference. 

For full details of the papers presented, please download the conference programme. For further information about upcoming Humanities and Social Sciences research events, see the Think Human festival.