A vital and vibrant research culture
The Faculty of Arts is internationally renowned for its research activity. The unique combination of individual disciplines and collaborations creates a vitality and vibrancy in the faculty's research structure.
The Faculty of Arts hosts six Faculty Research Centres, which exist as hubs for innovative research that crosses disciplines.
Centre for Black Humanities
An interdisciplinary group researching the histories, art and thought of people of African descent.
Centre for Environmental Humanities
A group of scholars at the University of Bristol working on environmental issues from humanities perspectives.
Centre for Health, Humanities and Science
Our vision is to be recognised as a leader in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research at the intersection of humanities, medicine, health and science.
Centre for Material Texts
We bring together scholars from across the Faculty of Arts, as well as librarians and creative professionals, in the exploration of material texts from the ancient world to the digital age.
Centre for Medieval Studies
Formed in 1994, the Centre is a well-established presence within the Faculty of Arts. We create an exciting and supportive forum for staff and postgraduate researchers alike.
Centre for Science and Philosophy
We support collaborative work between philosophers and researchers in history, economics, logic and mathematics, engineering, psychology, physics and the chemical, biological, medical, geographical, social and political sciences.
As we celebrate World Health Day 2020, find out more about some of the interdisciplinary research projects being carried out by members of our Centre for Health, Humanities and Science.
Research clusters and collaborations
In addition to our leading research centres, we support interdisciplinary research clusters, giving early-career and more experienced academics the opportunity to collaborate on new areas of research.
The Faculty is also home to a number of institutes and collaborations which provide additional focus for interdisciplinary work.
The schools and departments in the Faculty of Arts act as research hubs, each with their own vibrant research culture, contributing to the Faculty's overall mission.
Partner with us
Please contact us if you would like to explore how the University of Bristol can work in partnership with your organisation. If you work at the University, then we can also offer advice on finding and connecting with creative economy partners.
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University of Bristol research
Academics from across the Faculty participate in thematic, multidisciplinary research spanning the breadth of our University. Find out more about University of Bristol research institutes.
“‘A Rose by Any Other Name’: Scholarly Interpretations of Calvin and What we can Learn from them”
28 September 2021, 4.00 PM
“The Violence of Buddhist Virtue: On Myth, Politics, Territory and the State in Sri Lanka”
12 October 2021, 4.00 PM
An Inconvenient Black History of British Musical Theatre
13 October 2021, 1.00 PM