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Humanities in Lampeter Research


Established in 1822, Lampeter has a distinguished research tradition, which not only has a global perspective but also attends to contemporary concerns through research in theology and religious studies, history, classics, archaeology, anthropology and philosophy.

We take pride in knowing our scholarship is accessible beyond the academy and strive to ensure it attends to today’s challenges (sustainability, climate change and globalisation). Research at Lampeter does exactly that. Read more

Our research adopts a firm interdisciplinary perspective. This framework creates a lively environment that expands the traditional into the contemporary and draws the past into the present through engagement with ancient cultures and modern communities specifically.

From the beginning in 1822, Theology and Biblical Studies were at the core of Lampeter, supplemented later by Church History and religious history, Study of Religions, Islamic Studies, Philosophy, Ethics, Classics, and Archaeology and Anthropology. More recently, Chinese Studies, English Literature, and Interfaith Studies were developed. Our work brings the past to life and interrogates the present so as to inspire a better, informed future. This is achieved, through a number of interweaving researches, drawing upon projects in Wales, the UK, the Mediterranean, Egypt and the Middle East, Africa, China and the Americas that together cohere into a global perspective of humanity.

These diverse, yet interconnected themes, allow us to bridge past and present and feed into our world-class, research-led teaching.