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 its disciplines 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. Research students are welcomed through the specialist doctoral centre for arts and humanities.
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.
Charlotte Nicklas is a lecturer in dress history and design culture, specialising in 19th century dress.
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
11th Jul 2016 - 14th Jul 2016 Sallis Benney Theatre
4th Sep 2016 - 7th Sep 2016 Grand Parade
7th Sep 2016 - 9th Sep 2016 Grand Parade, University of Brighton
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.
Dr Lucy Noakes considers the memories of the war that are
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