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-Cheikh Anta Wins Major Award

The Senegalese film, which premiered in London and Bristol in January with BIRTHA funding, has been awarded the best documentary prize at the presitigous Fespaco film festival.  

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)