Sadler Seminars 2021-22

Our flagship series brings together researchers wishing to pursue questions that, to be answered well, require collaboration across disciplinary lines.

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We are proud to host an annual lecture in association with the British Academy, as well as inaugural lectures delivered by Professors in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures.
Watch archived lectures here...
In conjunction with the Centre for African Studies we support collaborations between scholars based at institutions on the African continent and researchers at the University of Leeds. Each year, we host a cohort of Virtual Visiting Fellows working in a diverse range of disciplines.
Find out about our most recent Fellows...
Participatory Research
We have secured £50k of funding from Research England to celebrate and enable greater research activity involving community and voluntary organisations in the Leeds City Region. This project, running in the first half of 2022, will provide new opportunities for co-produced, participatory research across the arts and humanities.
In 2021 we coordinated a series of five interdisciplinary conversations between researchers and stakeholders across the arts and humanities. These focused on the future and purpose of arts and humanities research. The series will return in 2022, featuring new pairings which go beyond the arts and humanities.
Listen to the first series here...
Interdisciplinary Research and Impact Fund for Culture
Funded by Research England through their Higher Education Innovation Fund, we support collaborative, cultural interdisciplinary projects which have the potential to develop into ambitious funding applications or lead to significant research impact. Projects in 2021/22 include partnerships with Leeds Repair Cafe, Imperial War Museum, Concerteenies, and the Oxford Museum of Natural History.
Our Sadler Seminar Series supports innovative interdisciplinary research projects across and beyond the arts and humanities. Since the first series in 2015, we have hosted a huge range of research projects, many of which have gone on to pioneer new ways of interdisciplinary working and secure major external funding.
Read more about previous Sadler projects here....