Research and innovation

Research and innovation

Our research brings together the studies and practice of fine art, art history, cultural studies, and museums, galleries and heritage.

Our research

Research within the School is diverse, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary.

We provide a unique environment for research that seeks to develop and explore the relationship between theory and practice in creative practice, art historical studies, critical studies in heritage and museums, and in critical humanities.

Research groups

We have a number of established and active research centres to address our core research areas of fine art, art history, cultural studies, and museums, galleries and heritage.

Artists writings and publications research centre

The Centre consolidates and develops inter-disciplinary research on modes of critical and theoretical writing, curatorial production, editorial work and the production of text- and book-based art.

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Fahacs research placeholders

It is the ambition of CAVE to become the foremost centre for investigations into the audio-visual within contemporary art theory and practice.

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Centre for critical materialist studies

The Centre for Critical Materialist Studies researches into the cultures and histories of capitalism.

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Centre for critical studies

The Centre creates a dynamic environment for researching and studying museum practice at the intersection of cultural theory, history, art practice and museum and heritage studies.

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Fahacs research placeholders

CentreCATH aims to produce historically-framed analyses of cultural practices that deterritorialize the current boundaries of interdisciplinary studies in the arts.

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Fahacs research placeholders

The Centre for Cultural Studies aims to create an interdisciplinary forum for the study of cultural practices, texts and institutions, drawing on a wide range of departments and disciplines.

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Centre for jewish studies

The Centre houses two main branches: a research centre for Jewish visual and cultural studies; and the Antisemitism in Contemporary Culture project (supported by The Stanley & Audrey Burton Trust).

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Centre for the study for the art and antiques market

This is the first research centre, both nationally and internationally, with a specific focus on the study of the history of the trade in both art and antiques.

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