Disruptive research into what it means to be human.

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Who Are We?

A new, ground breaking institute at the University of Sheffield.

Bringing together social sciences & humanities with psychological & biological sciences to understand what it means to be human like never before.

We are a diverse research community, valuing different knowledges with a disruptive and critical intellectual agenda, embracing serendipity and supporting development with enabling internal processes to create a well-resourced and inviting space for flourishing.

We analyse and promote innovative thinking about what it means to be human in modern times, and the relationship between changing boundaries and social justice.

We have so far received over one million pounds from funding councils including ESRC and Leverhulme to research some of the most pressing issues facing today’s society.

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The latest News & Events

November 17, 2020

An existential crisis? Writing and researching in a pandemic

Dan Goodley, iHuman My new book – Disability and other human questions – was published…

Thinking with disability in a Post-Trump era

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Wednesday 25 November 2020 16.30 – 17.30 pm Join us for an online seminar with Professor Dan Goodley, to discuss the remnants of Trumpism that still exist in the world...

A (brief) history of shielding

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by Katherine Runswick-Cole   COVID-19 has led to an explosion in new words and phrases…

Literary Cultures and Twentieth-Century Childhoods

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A chapter by Aneesh Barai, a new member of iHuman, has come out this month…

Covid 19, Kinship and Student Lives

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On Friday the 25th of September I tested positive for COVID-19. All the fears of…

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