The Humanities reflect our being human and help us understand it. From Art to History, the Humanities help us understand not only our daily lives and ourselves, but also each other in our ever changing world. That’s why I love the Humanities and why they inspire me.

Tanja Bueltmann is Professor of History and holds a Chair in International History at the University of Strathclyde. She specialises in migration and diaspora history and her main research interest is in immigrant community life, especially ethnic associational culture and its diverse roles. She has published widely on the topic, including her award-winning monograph Clubbing Together, which was named the Saltire Society Research Book of the Year 2015. In her current research, Tanja examines the role of immigrant associations in shaping the collective actions and identity of Europeans in the UK, taking a longitudinal perspective from c1850 to the present.