Research Centres at the College of Arts, Humanities and Business
Research Groups and Centres are a central part of the College of Arts, Humanities and Business, providing a framework for promoting and facilitating research, collaboration and postgraduate teaching initiatives.
Here you will find information about research centres and groups which are based within the College of Arts, Humanities and Business, or have links with the College.
Centre for Arthurian Studies
Director: Prof. Raluca Radulescu
This newly founded centre highlights the wealth of expertise and long-standing tradition in researching and teaching the Arthurian legend at Bangor since the inception of the university in 1884. The Centre brings together Bangor's Arthurian collection as well as the former Flintshire Harries Arthurian collection, which arrived at Bangor in 2014/2015. It is a hub for exchange and collaboration across several departments in the university, and with external partners.
Centre for Contemporary Poetry (ContemPo)
Co-ordinator: Prof. Zoë Skoulding
The Centre for Contemporary Poetry (informally known as ‘ContemPo’) is a collaborative, cross-institutional research centre founded in 2006, and run by the English departments of Aberystwyth University, Bangor University, the University of Brighton and the University of Surrey.
Centre for Film, Television and Screen Studies
This newly founded Centre brings together scholars from disciplines across Bangor University who teach and research various aspects of film, television and screen studies, to share methodological ideas and work on collaborative research projects. Responding to the changing nature of these disciplines - whereby important work is increasingly conducted outside traditional Film Studies departments - our purpose is to facilitate this collaboration, coordinate teaching, develop postgraduate provision, provide a platform from which to secure funding, and, increase the visibility and reach of our research. Visit the website...
Centre for Galician Studies in Wales
Director: Prof Helena Miguélez-Carballeira
A forum for research on contemporary Galicia. Issues pertaining to bilingualism and cultural identity and their relevance to both Galician and Welsh culture are of particular interest.
Centre for Research on Bilingualism
Co-ordinator: Prof. Zoë Skoulding
Director: Dr Marie-Josèphe Tainturier (School of Psychology)
This Centre is located entirely within Bangor University and operate across a number of Schools and Colleges. Research in the field of bilingualism draws on several disciplines, including linguistics, psychology, neuroscience, education, sociology, economics, and political science.
Institute for the Study of Welsh Estates (ISWE)
The Institute for the Study of Welsh Estates (ISWE) is dedicated to promoting research into the history, impact and functioning of estates on a Wales-wide basis. ISWE seeks to advance outstanding research into the subject and ensure that the knowledge we generate regarding Wales’ past is accessible and contributes constructively to its future.
R.S. Thomas Research Centre
The Centre was officially opened by R.S. Thomas in April 2000. Its archive contains all of R.S. Thomas’s published works, together with a comprehensive collection of reviews, critical books and articles, interviews and audio-visual material. This material is available to visiting scholars.
Research Centre Wales
Research Centre Wales brings together all those at Bangor University who work on Wales in both Welsh and English across the Arts and Humanities and in language policy.
Stephen Colclough Centre for the History and Culture of the Book
The Stephen Colclough Centre for the History and Culture of the Book is an interdisciplinary centre for the advanced study of the past, present and future of the book as material artefact, and of the cultures that surround it. Working in collaboration with colleagues at Bangor and beyond, the Centre’s purpose is twofold: to enhance and broaden our understanding of the book’s place within cultural, social and economic practices, and to develop our understanding of the material book as cultural commodity, conveyer of knowledge, and object of desire. Visit the website...
Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD)
WISERD’s mission is to strengthen social science capacity across Wales through cooperation, joint projects and associated links with centres across the UK and beyond.
The Institute for European Finance
The Institute for European Finance provides specialist consultancy and project reports to banks, financial services firms, trade associations, governments, international organisations and public sector organisations. It has wide experience of analysing the external economic and business environment that affects strategic planning, international competitiveness and public policy within the banking and financial sector.