Mission and Ethos

We believe that collaborative research across and beyond academic disciplines is necessary to change research cultures, environments, and praxis in order to make a real impact on real lives.

Values and ethos

Our transdisciplinary approach mirrors our ethos and values as an inclusive, transparent, and community driven collective. SHL contributes to the research environments of the University, as well as nurturing doctoral researchers and local communities of practice.

As a team we value SHL as a physical and intellectual place for experimentation and critical play, as a space led by ideas served by technology. First and foremost, SHL is a community. It thrives through the commitments, dedication and activities of all our members, particularly our Core Team, Research Fellows, and Professional Services support colleagues.

We nurture and enable collaborative research projects, and develop new digital methods in teaching and research. SHL has made major contributions to the creation of new degrees and modules in the School of Media, Arts, and Humanities in disciplines including English, History, Media and Music, as well as teaching in the Schools of Education & Social Work, and Engineering & Informatics. Our digital skills seminars in History were awarded the Royal Historical Society’s Prize for Innovation in Teaching (2019).  


Sussex Humanities Lab, SILVERSTONE SB211, Arts Road, Falmer, East Sussex, BN1 9RG

email: shl@sussex.ac.uk