Research Our areas of research are vast and varied. They stretch from Lake Baikal to Lake Titicaca, and from the fall of Constantinople to the fall of Gaddafi. They are based on qualitative and quantitative methods, hermeneutical and analytical approaches. They include subjects as similar and diverse as the consumption of food and literature, the persecution of witches and scholars, the migration of humans, goods and ideas, the construction of expert knowledge in royal academies and international organisations, and the origins of humanism and nationalism. Whatever the subject may be, it is always our goal to write about the past in a way that is interesting to specialist and lay readers alike. For further information about the personal research projects of each member of the department use the links in the right column.