Queen Mary Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IHSS)


The Institute is an ideas generating hub for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen Mary University of London.  It seeks to enable inter-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary conversations, by bringing together the expertise of some of the world’s finest scholars from within Queen Mary University of London and from outside.

The activity of the Institute is focused each year on a thematic programme.  For 2018-19 these will focus on four areas: Mobility, Democracy, Work and Medical Humanities.
Subsequent years will be framed around other thematic foci.

The Institute enables engagements between the fifteen Research Centres which are supported by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and led by members of our distinguished academic staff.

The Institute is also home to a dynamic group of visiting fellows (both junior and senior), whose research interests align with the annual thematic programme. 

The Queen Mary IHSS People:

Professor Adrian Smith, Faculty Dean for Research

Director 2019-20: Dr Simon Reid-Henry

Aurelija Povilaike, Faculty Research Manager

June Ryde, Faculty Administrative Officer