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Research in Arts and Culture

Our ground-breaking research across a number of disciplines has earned us a reputation on the national and international stages.

Research projects and activities

Discover more about some of our research activities:

  • Steve Poole, Associate Professor in History and Director of our Regional History Centre launched an innovative digital cultures research project. Working with Holbourne Museum and Splash and Ripple, Steve helped to create Ghosts in the Garden – plunging visitors into Bath’s Georgian Heyday.
  • Our regular i-Mean conference brings together experts from around the globe to share their thoughts and findings on meaning in social interaction, and further the field of linguistic studies.
  • Bristol Parkhive is a collaborative project led by Sam Thomson, Director of Civic and Cultural Engagement and the Bristol Parks Forum. Its aim is to train parks groups in the area, link students and courses with projects around the city’s green spaces, and increase awareness of the work of parks groups in the area.
  • The Digital Cultures Research Centre (DCRC) is a hub where our network of researchers delves into the practices and socio-cultural meanings of emerging media. We study the application, processes and politics of digital creative technologies and feed this research directly back into your learning.
  • Our Regional History Centre seminar series is a monthly event in partnership with M Shed. Free to attend, it’s our chance to invite experts to share their research into the history of Bristol and the South West.
  • We work closely with the Pervasive Media Studio to support our students to engage with innovative creative technology projects. Previous opportunities have involved working on social media-based publicity campaigns, and with experienced pervasive and trans-media producers to create and deliver apps to accompany events and activities. You could also be invited to test new applications, devices and experiences with the studio residents.

Find out more about our research projects and centres.

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