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.
A world leader in the development of the History of Design, Professor Woodham publishes on design issues in the industrialised world.
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
2nd Dec 2015 1:30pm Westlain 217, Falmer Campus
2nd Dec 2015 4:30pm Checkland E513
2nd Dec 2015 5:00pm-7:00pm Grand Parade, G4
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 offers organisational support for research through its professoriate and its discipline initiatives.
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 Sarah Atkinson and Helen Kennedy lead a national project into
'Inclusive arts Practice and Research' book launched by Alice Fox and
A newly published book features work by three University of Brighton
Ben Sweeting contributes to new Mellon funded research project at the
Professor Gillian Youngs contributes to new Design Commission Report
Community events and research project to commemorate the centenary of World
Professor Paul Sermon is part of a research team to find
The University of Brighton Faculty of Arts is to nurture new