Research in the College of Arts, Humanities and Business
Research in the College of Arts, Humanities and Business spans a wide range of discipline areas, and in many cases combines expertise across disciplines. The exciting and significant research carried out by our Academic Schools plays an important role in making Bangor a world-leading research institution, as recognised in the previous national assessment of research quality (REF 2014).
Research Excellence Framework 2021
The College of Arts, Humanities and Business submitted to the following units to the REF 2021 exercise:
- UoA 17 - Business and Management Studies
- UoA 21 - Sociology
- UoA 26 - Modern Languages and Linguistics
- UoA 27 - English Language and Literature
With topics around areas of Language, Culture, and Society, our research submitted to REF 2021 addresses the interplay of identity and community from diverse disciplinary perspectives. It explores the interface between individual and society, and how sense of belonging is accumulated through culture, media, language, and history, and affected by the changing nature of communities and nations, including structures of governance, finance and administrative justice. We address questions like: what is the experience of using Welsh in daily life and how can we support it with technologies for digital language equality? How can the public best hold secretive state and commercial surveillant entities publicly accountable? How does literary and creative output enhance our sense of place as well as promote it to the world?
Find out more in our central Arts, Humanities and Business research pages.
Research Strategy, strengths and specialisms
Researchers in the College of Arts, Humanities and Business undertake award-winning, internationally excellent, and impactful research. Our research ranges from language and literature, music and media, to financial studies, communication, technology studies, regulation, justice, identities, and community studies. It is firmly grounded in a sense of place through culture, materiality, mediality, literature, language, music, history, technology and institutions, along with an interest in the changing nature of communities, nations, structures of governance, and justice. The College’s Research and Impact Strategy is designed to foster these research strengths in terms of common themes and research clusters, towards successful publication and dissemination, grant capture, engagement and outreach, pathways to impact, innovation and knowledge exchange.
Research within the College of Arts, Humanities and Business is carried out by individuals, research groups and within Centres and Institutes. We have a number of research centres based within the college, and a thriving community of postgraduate researchers. Further information about each School’s research activities can be found on their individual web-pages.
Research News and Events
The College regularly hosts conferences, research events and seminar series on a range of topics across our disciplines.
For more information about recent research activities in the college, please view our Research Newsletter:
Arts, Humanities and Business Research Newsletter
You will find up-to-date information about forthcoming events by visiting our online events calendar.