Research in the Lincoln School of Humanities and Heritage
Staff maintain very active research profiles, with regular attendances at key national and international conferences, and as invited speakers at a wide variety of other institutions’ research seminars. Staff also present their most recent research findings as part of the Lincoln School of Humanities and Heritage’s regular seminar series. Recent events at Lincoln include international conferences on ‘Travel in the Nineteenth Century’, ‘Cultures of Curating’ – the 6th conference of the Museums and Galleries Group, 'Land Taxation: a Policy for the Future?', and 'Cultivating Empire: Exploration, Science and Literature'.
The Centre for Conservation and Cultural Heritage Research brings together conservators, scientists, and historians working closely together to share the strengths of their respective methodologies. The Centre draws on the commercial activity of Lincoln Conservation and also houses the Historic and Ancient Materials Research Group and a growing archive of paint and wallpaper samples from historic interiors across the country.
English staff at Lincoln are currently undertaking a diverse range of research that spans the medieval to the contemporary. There are particular strengths in nineteenth century studies (including ageing), twenty-first century literature, gothic literature, women’s writing, gender studies and American literature. Creative Writing staff are highly productive as authors of forms including fiction, poetry, graphic novel, and plays, and in genres including dystopian literature, fantasy, and crime fiction.