Department of English, Linguistics and History

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English linguistics

At Huddersfield we have a long-standing reputation for excellent research in linguistics and English language, particularly research with an applied focus. We are also active in making our research accessible to the wider public, which we do through a number of initiatives, including our consultancy, Language Unlocked, and Babel: The Language Magazine, which is published in the department. Research in Linguistics and Modern Languages is clustered around two research centres and one research group, though staff frequently work collaboratively across these areas.



Our research encompasses a wide range chronologically, geographically and conceptually. Spanning the Middle Ages to the modern day, Huddersfield’s historians are internationally acknowledged experts in the fields of oral history, gender history, health history, political history, digital history, religious history, social history, public history and battlefield archaeology.

As individuals we are specialists in a variety of fields including topics such as the interaction between kingship and masculinity in the Middle Ages; social and cultural responses to mental illness in the 20th Century; the experience of children in Vichy France; the scientific culture of Nazi Germany; and the history of sexual, racial and cultural encounters between different national and ethnics groups in Britain during the Second World War.

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politeness Social Sciences
interaction Social Sciences
pragmatics Social Sciences
religious behavior Social Sciences
linguistics Social Sciences
language Social Sciences
masculinity Social Sciences
humor Social Sciences

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Research Output 1990 2018

'A Divine Discontent with Wrong': The People's Martyrology

Laybourn, K. & Outram, Q. 30 Jan 2018 Secular Martyrdom in Britain and Ireland: From Peterloo to the Present. 1 ed. p. 1-29 30 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Anne Clifford's autobiographical writing, 1590–1676

Malay, J. (ed.) Jan 2018 Manchester: Manchester University Press. 336 p.

Research output: Book/ReportScholarly edition

Autobiographical Writing
Civil War
economic impact

Projects 2013 2019

The social, historical, cultural and democratic context of civic engagement: imagining different communities and making them happen

Crow, G., Pahl, K., Steadman-Jones, R., Hart, A., Reid, S. E., Harris, B. J., Dubow, J., Griffiths, C., Carpenter, M. J., Church, A., Pinnock, A., Smith, G., Lyon, D., Dominello, L., Banks, S., Chapman Hoult, E., Mohan, J., Byrne, D. S., Mah, A., Daniel, B., Chilies, P. & Ward, P.


Project: ResearchResearch Council

Crossing Boundaries: The History of First Aid in Britain and France, 1909‐1989

Doyle, B. & Beatrice Wall, R.


Project: ResearchResearch Council

Activities 1997 2018

Royal Historical Society (Publisher)

Doyle, B. (Member of editorial board)

Activity: Editorial work

New Historical Perspectives on Ageing and the Life Course

Falcus, S. (Keynote speaker)
19 Mar 2018

Activity: Invited talk

Labour and Nationalism

Laybourn, K. (Organiser)
5 May 2018

Activity: Organising a conference, workshop, ...