Research and enterprise in the arts 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. 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, through productive enterprise networks, help to enhance society's understanding of human culture and creativity, past and present.
Mary Anne Francis is an artist, writer and researcher, focussing on art's extended authorship, especially in digital, social and word-based practices.
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
3rd May 2017 5:30pm-7:00pm G4, Grand Parade
4th May 2017 6:30pm G7 Pavilion Parade
10th May 2017 5:00pm-6:30pm M2, Grand Parade
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.