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.
Welcome to BU from China! From the beginning to the end of your studies at BU, let’s focus on the middle bit and the all-important ‘sandwich placement’! Our Photo of... »
By Dr Melanie Klinkner, Bournemouth University and Giulia Levi, Bournemouth University. One of the darkest hours in recent human history, the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, has plenty of unpleasant parallels in today’s... »
Protest Art for Social Change This week’s photo of the week was taken by Dr Anastasia Veneti and shows how protests and social movements can transform spaces into a form of art. Our... »
By Dr Jayne Caudwell, Bournemouth University The globalisation of football means it can now be found in most parts of the world. It is celebrated as the national sport in... »
By Dr Raian Ali, Bournemouth University; Dr Emily Arden-Close, Bournemouth University, and Dr John McAlaney, Bournemouth University The World Health Organisation is to include “gaming disorder”, the inability to stop gaming,... »
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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.