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.
In the most recent whole-genome study of ancient remains from the Near East, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute scientists and their collaborators sequenced the entire genomes of 4,000-year-old Canaanite individuals who... »
Bournemouth University’s archaeologists have released a short video on one of their projects in which they have been working closely with partners at the famous Roman sites of The Roman... »
Female athletes and leaders are undeniably more visible and increasingly successful in sport – putting in incredible performances both on and off the field. But these achievements still occur in... »
Post truth, Oxford dictionary word of 2016, defines a phenomenon where beliefs, formed through exposure to media or campaigns’ use of cherry-picked data, seem more important than informed expert testimony.... »
A Concerted Effort to Repair Trust Our next instalment of the ‘Photo of the Week’ series features Samreen Ashraf, Dr Elvira Bolat, Dr Caroline Jackson, Professor Juliet Memery, Dr Julie Robson and Dr... »
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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.