Research and Knowledge Transfer Priority Areas

Centre for Advanced Studies for the Arts and Social Sciences

The Centre for Advanced Studies for the Arts and Social Sciences (CAS) was established in January 2010 and marks the beginning of an exciting new phase in the development of Nottingham’s world-changing research culture in Arts and Social Sciences. 

The University has committed to creating a dedicated building for CAS. This building, due to open in September 2012, will offer:

  • facilities for post-doctoral fellows, visiting fellows and internal fellows
  • space for hosting research networks and events
  • research and business development team for Arts and Social Sciences 

Visiting fellowships and post-doctoral bursaries

A programme of visiting fellowships attract the very best scholars and industry leaders to spend time at Nottingham to both challenge and work with the academic community in developing research focused on the CAS annual themes. This is complemented by a programme of post-doctoral bursaries to attract excellent early career researchers to Nottingham.

Research Development Funds

Research Development Funds are available to Nottingham academics to develop key research programmes focused on the annual themes and to develop research capacity in key new areas.

Visiting fellows, bursary holders, invited speakers and Nottingham award holders all contribute to a seminar series and programme of public lectures.

Key academic leads

CAS is led by a senior academic drawn from the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences and supported by an Executive which includes the Deans of Faculty for the Arts and Social Sciences and the Dean of the Graduate School.

Other key academics

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Research clusters

  • Children and Childhood
  • Health Humanities
  • Towards Pervasive Media
  • Free and Unfree Labour
  • Digital Humanities 
  • Cultures of work and welfare
  • Creative Sector Engagement
  • Regional Heritage and the Enlightenment
  • Silk Road Studies
  • Natural Hazards

CAS also supports emerging research areas at Nottingham.

Key aims

The key ambitions for CAS are to:

  • enhance the research culture within the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences
  • provide leadership on Grand Challenges and strategic themes
  • promote interdisciplinarity and serve as a bridge between researchers inside and outside the Faculties
  • drive forward the internationalisation of the research environment (including collaborations with overseas campuses)
  • aid the adoption of research-led knowledge transfer and widen the potential impact of research
  • enable post-graduates and early career researchers to engage in the Faculties’ research culture



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