Research and enterprise across the arts - art, architecture, design, media and humanities - examines and augments the cultural wealth of our society. Framed by the UK’s globally-influential cultural resources, our research and its dissemination through exchange, enterprise and innovation, contribute 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. The organisation 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, through productive enterprise networks, help to enhance society's understanding of human culture and creativity, past and present.
Leader of Fine Art programme, Duncan Bullen's own work centres around drawing as a form of thinking and inquiry
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
Researchers are supported for individual and project work within disciplinary structures, which give a development platform across their shared practices, methods and academic backgrounds, and an easy point of referencer those unfamiliar to the university structures.
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 academics working in art, architecture, design, humanities and media belong to a number of interdisciplinary groups and centres. Those listed here are organised by arts-based researchers or have particular resonance for the arts.
Researchers contribute regularly to a shared hub of interdisciplinary knowledge. Through this system of news and articles we are able to articulate research projects beyond individual outputs, develop new connections and maximise the potential of the research environment. Explore further Research articles and news.
Dr Ewan Kirkland's research explores how it reflects the contradictions and
Brighton celebrates long-standing relationship with Portland Quarry as their latest project
Graham Dawson's co-edited 'The Northern Ireland Troubles in Britain: Impacts, Engagements,
The Northern Ireland Troubles In Britain: Impacts, Engagements, Legacies and Memories
Dr Claudia Kappenberg returns as guest editor to the journal she
Local music and singing activities linked to better wellbeing, evaluation of
Professor Alan Tomlinson on the rise and fall of FIFA's Sepp
The initiative is part of a three year social sciences and