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.
This week Bournemouth University will be welcoming hundreds of undergraduate students from over 60 universities to present their research as part of the 2017 British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR).... »
At this conference, there will be a session entitled Migrant Leisure Spaces and Community Wellbeing, organised by Professor Janet Dickinson and chaired by Dr Jaeyeon Choe, from the Dept. of... »
At this year’s Leisure Studies Association Conference, Dr Jayne Caudwell and Dr Katherine King will be presenting a paper that draws from a Dorset-based research project that they are involved... »
BU Researchers Dr Daniel Jackson and Dr Einar Thorsen, alongside researchers Gordon Neil Ramsay and Des Freedman launched a new report: Mapping changes in local news 2015-2017 More bad news for... »
Students and staff attended 14:Live in the Student Centre, on Tuesday afternoon to hear from Dr Miguel Moital about FoMO. FoMO is a fairly new area of research which looks... »
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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.