Humanities & Identities 2016-18


Annual Headline Series 2016-18

With funding from the Vice-Chancellor’s Diversity Fund and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, TORCH’s Headline Series for 2016-18 is Humanities & Identities. The series focuses on multiple research areas relating to diversity including race, gender, sexuality, disability, poverty, class, religion and inequality.

The Headline Series was launched in January 2017 by a distinguished panel of experts from across the humanities, cultural and political sectors to explore the question 'What Does Diversity Mean to Me?' The event, opened by Vice-Chancellor Professor Louise Richardson (University of Oxford), discussed a range of themes and issues relating to diversity, inclusion and equality, and was signed in British Sign Language. You can watch the video here.

Humanities & Identities is bringing together researchers, practitioners, policy-makers, creative thinkers and wider communities interested in forms of self-identity past, present and future. We welcome innovative ideas for projects from researchers working across the humanities and beyond on areas that link to diversity and inclusivity, and there are several funding opportunities available. Please get in touch with TORCH with your ideas at

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