The Applied Humanities Research Centre seeks to promote the practical application of humanistic values and ethics.

In alignment with the broader mission of Birmingham Newman University, we are dedicated to equipping individuals and communities with the tools and perspectives necessary to foster positive change, enhance social equity, and enrich the human experience.

Our mission is to engage, educate, and empower individuals, communities, and organisations by applying the approaches and insights of the humanities to a range of contemporary issues.

We are committed to promoting high-quality collaborative and innovative research enabling us to explore, understand, and offer solutions to the complex problems facing our world today.

We believe that the humanities provide essential perspectives for navigating the ethical, social, and cultural dimensions of our global society.

Our core aims are:

  • Research and Scholarship: We advance rigorous research and scholarship in the humanities, promoting critical thinking and intellectual curiosity.
  • Education: We are committed to developing new pedagogical approaches within the Humanities which focus on lifelong and lifewide learning.
  • Engagement: We actively seek partnerships with communities and organisations to address challenges through the lens of the humanities.
  • Inclusivity: We celebrate diversity, equity, and inclusivity, ensuring that the benefits of the humanities are accessible to all.

For more information please contact Dr Charlotte Lewandowski