Arts, Culture and Heritage

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Led by world leading academics and practitioners in the fields of arts, culture and heritage, the University nurtures a thriving culture in fine arts, film, theatre, dance, music, humanities, languages, linguistics, cultural studies, heritage and global studies. Working in partnership with local, regional and international partners, ranging from museums to arts collectives and from community groups to international university partners, we are ideally positioned to deliver internationally outstanding research that draws on the uniquely comprehensive opportunities that interdisciplinary interaction across creative and critical disciplines offers.

Areas of Research Strength

creative practice

Creative Practice, History and Theory

Creative Practices Research brings together creative practitioners and those who write about creative practice, whether that is fine art, music, creative writing, dance or performance. To find out more please contact Professor Erik Knudsen or Professor Ewa Mazierska.

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FIELD ARCHAEOLOGY AND FORENSIC TAPHONOMY

Research in this area has a firm emphasis on scientific analysis and encompasses work on Archaeology, Forensic Anthropology and Forensic Genetics. To find out more please contact Professor Vicki Cummings.  

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History and Heritage

History and Heritage emphasises public engagement and concentrates mainly on modern history since 1780, with research groupings in Labour and People’s History and in International History as well as some unique specialisms, such as The Vladimir Vysotsky Centre for Russian Studies and  iSLanDS, the International Institute for Sign Languages and Deaf Studies, a unique hub for the study of sign languages and deaf studies. To find out more please contact Dr Robert Poole.

 

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Migration, Diaspora and the Black Atlantic

Migration, Diaspora and the Black Atlantic brings together researchers from area studies, languages, literature, history and art who study the history and present-day impact of mass migration on culture and society across the world.  Includes academics working in our Making Histories Visible Centre and the Institute of Black Atlantic Research. To find out more please contact Dr Lara Momesso.

In the News
 

BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO STAR IN MAJOR UCLAN RUSSIAN-BRITISH CULTURE CELEBRATION
The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is to host a major Cultural Studies conference next month to help celebrate British-Russian Year of Music 2019, with members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra taking centre stage during two prestigious free concerts in Preston city centre. 

RARE DOCUMENT SHEDS LIGHT ON HISTORICAL BLACK QUEEN
A researcher from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has unearthed a very rare document which sheds light on the life of the first Queen of Haiti.

QUEEN QUET TO VISIT PRESTON
The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is proud to welcome Queen Quet, of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, to Preston to speak as part of the Black History Month celebrations.

PIONEERING PROJECT TO FEATURE AT MAJOR EUROPEAN FESTIVAL
UCLan’s Global Sound Movement will be showcased at the British Science Festival. A ground-breaking project from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has been selected to feature in one of Europe’s largest science festivals.

CREATING INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH LINKS (video)
Dr Seren Griffiths, Archaeology

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