Research Group on University History
The Research Group on University History promotes and coordinates research and teaching on the history of The University of Manchester and of universities more generally. Through its work the Group seeks to advance the understanding of universities and their place in society.
The Group was created in 2014 and its membership is composed of individuals from across the University who have broad interests and skills in the history of the University and institutions. It aims for a broad and international approach and to engage with cognate fields and disciplines.
Part of the Group’s role is to drive research proposals and coordinate and support applications for funding. It also proactively supports publications, lectures and seminars on the history of the University.
The Group welcome enquires from individuals in any discipline both inside and outside the University regarding research or teaching on the University’s history or conserving our past.
- Professor Stuart Jones, Professor of Intellectual History (Chair)
- Dr Kostas Arvanitis, Senior Lecturer in Museology
- Professor Matthew Cobb, Professor of Zoology
- Dr Martin Dodge, Senior Lecturer in Geography
- Professor Luke Georghiou, Vice-President for Research and Innovation and Professor of Science and Technology Policy Management
- Dr Chris Godden, Lecturer in Economic History of Globalisation
- Professor Christine Hallett, Professor of Nursing, Medical and Human Sciences
- John Hodgson, Joint Head of Special Collections, University of Manchester Library
- Dr James Hopkins, University Historian and Heritage Manager
- Professor Stephen Milner, Serena Professor of Italian
- Professor Maria Nedeva, Professor of Science and Innovation Dynamics and Policy
- Dr James Peters, Archivist, University of Manchester Library
- Professor Helen Rees Leahy, Professor in Museology
- Dr James Sumner, Lecturer in the History of Technology
- Dr Kathryn Telling, Lecturer in Sociology