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Cultural Studies and Humanities


Be at the heart of culture and the arts

Cultural Studies & Humanities is the home of English Literature, History and Media at Leeds Beckett, with a lively student body. Our very highly qualified and research active staff bring their subject passions to bear on the work they do with students, and also through regular seminars and conferences. We also work in collaboration with other universities (including the University of Leeds) and cultural organisations.

We have strengths in social and cultural theory, women's writing, twentieth-century literature, gender and cultural history, and media studies. Our academic team are experts in their fields and have received acclaim, both nationally and internationally for their work.

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Cultural Studies & Humanities

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School News

Event to unearth Leeds’s urban history

A practical introduction to researching urban history is set to take place at the Leeds Library on Saturday 18 June, led by Leeds Beckett University historian, Dr Shane Ewen.

Leeds Beckett lecturer to discuss the show trials of 1950s Czechoslovakia

One of the best-known political show trials in communist Eastern Europe is set to be discussed at a free public talk organised by Leeds Beckett University.

Discrimination in sport on the agenda at Leeds Beckett conference

A conference to explore discrimination in sport is set to take place at Leeds Beckett University in September and is seeking academic studies across a variety of fields, from psychology to politics, history and media, to be discussed at the second annual event.

School Events

Jun 18

Researching Urban History

Researching Urban History Day is an exciting opportunity for you to be introduced to some of the main methods and sources to research your own urban histories.

Sep 9

Sport and Discrimination Conference

The second annual Sport and Discrimination Conference explores the interdisciplinary nature of discrimination within the sporting world.

May 19

Power, Performance and Play - An International Conference on Caribbean Carnival Cultures

Leeds West Indian Carnival will be 50 years old in August 2017. The oldest Caribbean-style street carnival in Europe, created and led by British Caribbeans, will be celebrated in a conference by the Centre of Culture & the Arts at Leeds Beckett University in partnership with Leeds West Indian Carnival.

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