Heritage, Cultures and Communities research

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Research Theme Champion: Dr Sylvie Magerstädt (School of Humanities)

This research theme spans a wide range of research that explores our cultural history and heritage and the ways in which contemporary communities create identity and social cohesion. It encompasses a variety of human endeavour, from questions of faith and ethics to the importance of transportation and smart systems for modern societies.

Researchers within the theme of Heritage, Cultures and Communities further investigate how our cities and communities will look and function in the future and how these and other topics are translated and mediated through performance, narratives, images and material cultures.

The breadth of research within this theme highlights the interconnectedness of contemporary cultures and the ways in which our past and present influences our thinking about our future.

This page gives you direct access to some of our key projects and offers links to the Research Centres and Groups, degree courses, PhD opportunities, news and public engagement that come under the Heritage, Cultures and Communities research theme.

Key projects

Heritage Hub

Heritage Hub

Bringing together interests in history and heritage across the University of Hertfordshire...

Read more about the heritage hub
Manifest Virtue

Manifest Virtue

How are virtues – and, unintentionally, vices – modelled in professional and academic education? Which virtues and vices do academics show to their students?...

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British Wittgenstein Society

British Wittgenstein Society

The British Wittgenstein Society was set up in 2007 by Dr Daniele Moyal-Sharrock from the UH Philosophy group. Its aim is to ensure that Ludwig Wittgenstein’s p...

Read more about british wittgenstein society
The Wicked Lady Skelton

The Wicked Lady Skelton

Dr Rowland Hughes explores the legendary Hertfordshire highwaywoman, reviving Magdalen King-Hall’s 1944 novel Life and Death of the Wicked Lady Skelton...

Read more about the wicked lady skelton

Research Centres and Groups

Meeting room in the LRCHeritage, Cultures and Communities research at the University of Hertfordshire takes place across a number of Research Centres, Groups and disciplines:

Doctorates, degrees and courses

A female PhD studentWe offer one of the most diverse range of research degree programmes in the UK.

Visit our Doctoral College to find out more.

Any questions?

Contact us at the Research Office if you have any queries or would like to know more about research at the University of Hertfordshire.