Research in the arts and humanities examines and augments the cultural wealth of our society. Framed by the UK’s globally-influential cultural resources, this research contributes directly to improving human experience through a progressive knowledge and understanding of issues such as identity, communication, cultural value, and belief. The arts and humanities offer insight into human thought and action, using research methods that include the written or spoken word, image, sound, shape, gesture and design.
The University of Brighton fosters a thriving research culture across the humanities, the creative and performing arts, architecture, design and communications, with a major impact on scholarship, professional practice and the wider community. Its work is structured through a dedicated college Centre for Research and Development, which has pursued an explicit strategy of disciplinary and interdisciplinary research, inter-relating critical theory, contemporary practices and their histories.
We have, through the evolution of a first-class research environment, generated fresh fields of interdisciplinary enquiry stimulating insights that question current practices and foster new understandings. We promote research excellence and support individual and collaborative research initiatives that help to enhance society's understanding of human culture and creativity, past and present.
Xavier Ribas' documentary photographic practice investigates contested sites and histories, border territories, and geographies of extraction.
Join weekly seminars and public lectures from across the arts and humanities during term-time, as well as regular scholarly exhibitions and performances. Keep in touch with our full calendar of research and scholarly events in arts and humanities
16th Apr 2016 - 12th Jun 2016 De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex
27th May 2016 12:30pm-2:00pm Checkland B407, Falmer Campus
27th May 2016 5:00pm G7, Pavilion Parade
Research at the University of Brighton is organised either as a university-approved research centre or a research group. A research centre has a formal management structure, an established reputation for producing outstanding research that is of international standing, and it provides an environment that is able to support the development of research careers.
The College of Arts and Humanities also fosters research through its disciplinary foci.
The college researchers contribute regularly to a shared hub of interdisciplinary knowledge. Through this system of Research News we are able to develop new connections and maximise the potential of the research environment. Explore further Research News.
Sociolinguist Dr Sandra Jansen examines Cumbrian vowels
Taking a psychogeographic approach
Film-making during a period of social unrest
A practice-based research fine art collaboration
Engaging young people with impact of Climate Change
Examining a little known campaigning and craft organisation
The meanings and reception of a new French memorial site
Dr Lance Dann talks about the development of new audiences