Humanities and social sciences
We are leading the progress towards creating a fair, socially just and inclusive society.
The work in the area of humanities and social sciences includes oursubmissions to Units of Assessment in Archaeology, Law, Politics and International Studies, Sociology, Education, Area Studies, Modern Languages – AHVC, English Language and Literature, History, Classics and Ancient History, Theology and Religion and Drama.
Read a selection of our case studies in this area to find out more.
Paths to Family Justice: Shaping non-court dispute resolution policy, professional practice and user experience
Research evidence from the ‘Mapping Paths to Family Justice’ study (Mapping) has helped to reshape family mediation policy and practice and improve user experience for separating couples, after radical legal aid changes.
The wake of Islamic State: Shaping UK foreign and military policy in Iraq
The University of Exeter’s research has helped to inform the UK Government’s approach to contain and eliminate Islamic State threat.
Retrieving the untold story of Spanish feminism: delivering new cultural products and influencing public recognition of pre-Francoist feminist cultural legacy
The history of women and feminism in Spain, erased and hidden during the Franco era, has been rediscovered thanks to researchers at the University of Exeter.
Revealing Hidden Cities: using augmented reality and geo-locative media to enhance heritage presentation, tourism experiences and historic site management.
Utilising the power of the latest developments in technology, researchers at the University of Exeter have developed an app to enhance the visiting experience for tourists around several cities.
The Openness Agenda: Re-shaping the governance of science, digital technologies and research infrastructure in Europe
Researchers at the University of Exeter have helped pave the way for more open and transparent access to scientific research.