Communities, Cultures & Conflicts
Changes in society often bring conflict and violence, raising issues of security, welfare and social protection. We work across all these fields, looking at the impacts of change both in ancient civilisations and today’s world. Our experts also look at the media’s role in cultural and political change.
Research examines both ancient civilisations and today’s world. Our experts also study the media’s role in socio-cultural and political change and are thought-leaders on this contentious subject. Read about the latest news, projects and research developments in this theme here.
Baltic Pride: The visibility of LGBT human rights claiming Our next instalment of the ‘Photo of the Week’ series features Dr Jayne Caudwell’s image of a Pride bus in Baltic Pride 2016. The... »
Georgina Newton, member of the Centre for Politics & Media Research, has developed work from her PhD among 11 and 12-year old girls to detail their engagement with social media and... »
As North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme and provocative missile tests draw the world’s attention, one crucial reality about the totalitarian regime has been left largely unnoticed: as bleak as life... »
There has been a lot of interest in our discovery of nearly-6m-year-old footprints on Crete, first reported by the The Conversation – suggesting that human ancestors could have roamed Europe... »
Former PhD student Ellie Smith, now a consultant and trainer specialising in legal, medical and psychological issues affecting victims of international crimes in their pursuit of justice, has co-authored Guiding... »
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Invaluable in helping Parliamentarians reconsider the way they talk to each other and engage with the public – particularly through social media
Lord Knight of Weymouth on Dr Darren Lilleker’s researchFind out more
Changing culture and society, both past and present, often brings conflict and violence and raises issues of security, welfare and social protection. Researchers work on local, national and international agendas to address these issues and inform debate.
Following the presentation of a poster at the prestigious Conference on Environmental Archaeology of European Cities held in Brussels in May 2015, we were invited to submit a paper for... »
The Building Roman Britain Team have been accepted to present at the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) conference in Oslo on Wednesday 30th March with a paper... »
Dr Heather Savigny spoke at the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Sex Equality, examining media coverage of women in politics
BU’s Conflict, Rule of Law and Society research team have been contributing to some important global discussions on a range of international blogs. Recent topics include Flight MH17, Crimea and Ukraine,... »
Pioneering citizen journalism project, ADTV, involving The Media School’s Einar Thorsen, Dan Jackson and Ann Luce has recently been featured on BBC radio and BBC’s The Politics Show, for a... »
We involve and interact with our research users and general public through events, workshops, lectures and other collaborative opportunities. Public engagement informs our research and shares our knowledge.
BU has a vibrant postgraduate community and members of BU’s Graduate School work across a range of disciplines. Research degrees and doctoral opportunities are listed on the Graduate School web pages. Learn more about our current postgraduate researchers and their projects in this section.