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.