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.
Graham Dawson is professor of Historical Cultural Studies, with seminal publications on the cultural memory of war and conflict. .
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
23rd Feb 2017 6:30pm G7 Pavilion Parade
25th Feb 2017 10:30am-6:00pm M2 Boardroom, Grand Parade
27th Feb 2017 - 18th Mar 2017 Grand Parade Cafe Foyer
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.
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
Dr Jaime Kaminsky receives fellowship from International Centre for Conservation
Professor Mark Power's collaborative work observes changing UK attitudes.