Dr. Jentery Sayers (English), director of The Maker Lab in the Humanities, researches physical computing, desktop fabrication, versioning, and scholarly exhibits. Photo: Blair Taylor

Our researchers are individual scholars writing books, or directors of international research teams (and everything in between). They probe the nature of the individual as it may be revealed by art, philosophical enquiry, cross-cultural understanding, or language. They explore aspects of human behaviour (even in its extremes in the study of the Holocaust), and the factors which influence that behaviour (such as gender, or culture).

Humanities research helps us understand who we are, where we come from and where we are going. We learn to understand the past, describe and explain the present, and influence the future.