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The School of Humanities and Educational Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University has been recognised as producing World Leading research in the results of the 2014 National Research Excellence Framework (REF). 94% of our submitted research in History, English Language and Literature, and Theology and Religious Studies was classed as world leading (4*), internationally excellent (3*) or internationally recognised (2*). The School supports research in such diverse areas as Social Justice, Victorian Women's Writing and the History and Archaeology of Kent. Our research has wide public impact and current projects include work on the  Jamaican Bible, the 1st World War, the Victorian explorer Julius Brenchley and Magna Carta.    

Magna carta project

Scholars at Canterbury Christ Church University are contributing to a major research project on Magna Carta, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council of the United Kingdom.

Find out more about the Magna Carta Project

The brenchley project

He fell inside an active volcano, was shot in the neck with an arrow, dressed as a miner to avoid attack in the American West, became friends with the King of Hawaii, and travelled to 6 continents but still Julius Brenchley remains a relatively unknown English explorer.

Find out more about the Brenchley Project

Centre for kent history and Heritage

The CKHH showcases the regional work of the Historians and Archaeologists in the School of Humanities at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Visit the Centre for Kent History and Heritage pages


Social Justice research group

This research theme aims to provide a supportive, yet critical forum for those interested in exploring and interrogating concepts around inclusion, social justice and inequality.

Find out more about the Social Justice research group

International centre for victorian women writers 

The ICVWW aims to spearhead new and innovative research in the area of Victorian Women’s Writing, providing an international focus for scholars.

Visit the International Centre for Victorian Women Writers pages


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