Cultures of Anxiety

A two-day interdisciplinary conference responding to recent trends in the study of anxiety; considering how our evolving understanding of it as a cultural condition might affect the ways in which we represent, discuss, and deal with it.


Kemtiyu: Séex Anta - Cheikh Anta

This landmark documentary tells the story of Cheikh Anta Diop, a man who fought his whole life to restore historical awareness and dignity to Africa. Diop remains a significant but also controversial figure in Senegal and further afield for the views he espoused on African history, African languages, and the origins of humanity. 

About us

The Bristol Institute for Research in the Humanities and Arts (BIRTHA) facilitates research and intellectual exchange across the Faculty of Arts by providing funding opportunities for academics and postgraduates.

My BIRTHA internship has been a very valuable experience. I’ve had the privilege of working in a team that extends its collaborative work ethos to the events that it supports across the Faculty of Arts.

Kat Burger (2013/14 BIRTHA intern)