Our research explores the ways in which people interact with, and are shaped by, the places in which they live and work. We undertake collaborative, multidisciplinary research spanning the fields of archaeology, environmental science, the built environment and art installation. This work incorporates architecture, urban cityscapes, law and the prison system, site-specific art and performance, and the history of place.
Major areas of research strength include migration (both historic and contemporary) and the Asia-Pacific region, where we are noted for our ground-breaking work on Korea, Taiwan and the South China Sea. This research is leading to new insights into how communities and organisations can thrive within their societies.
Asia Pacific researchers study the history, culture and politics of the Asia Pacific region, with significant strengths in Korea, Taiwan, China, Russia and Japan. To find out more please contact Dr Niki J.P. Alsford.
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.
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.
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.
EXPERTS ANNOUNCE PIONEERING GROUP TO TACKLE NORTH/SOUTH HEALTH INEQUALITIES
UCLan’s Professor Mark Dooris joins Northern Universities’ Public Health Alliance.
CREATING INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH LINKS (video)
Dr Seren Griffiths, Archaeology