Faculty of Arts

Research in the Arts

  • Over 97 per cent of our research is of international quality (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
  • We work across boundaries to solve global problems.
  • Spanning the earliest pre-history to today's cutting-edge culture.
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Collaborating across boundaries


Our Centres, Institutes and Networks bring academics from different disciplines together. These multiple perspectives help to provide innovative solutions to global problems.

Applied Linguistics (Centre for Research in)

Ancient Drama and its Reception (Centre for)

Bible, Ethics and Theology (Centre for)

China Ports network

Critical Theory (Centre for)

Cuba (Centre for Research on)

Cultures of Occupation in Twentieth Century Asia

Contemporary East Asian and Cultural Studies (Centre for)

D.H. Lawrence Research Centre

Hidden Histories (Centre for)

Landscape Space Place Research Group

Late Antique and Byzantine Studies (Centre for)

Linguistics in Modern Languages

Medieval Heresy and Dissent Research Network

Medieval Research (Institute for)

Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Society 

Memory Studies and the Politics of Memory

Music on Stage and Screen (Centre for)

Nottingham Interdisciplinary Modernism Research Network

Name Studies (Institute for)

Political Ideologies (Centre for Study of)

Post Conflict Societies (Centre for the Study of)

Race and Rights (Centre for Research in)

Regional Literature and Culture (Centre for)

Science Technology Research Culture Group

Screen Industries Research (Institute for)

Sensory Studies Network (Nottingham)

Slavery (Institute for the Study of)

Spartan and Peloponnesian Studies (Centre for)

Social Philosophy (Nottingham Centre for)

Theology and Philosophy (Centre of)

Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies (Centre for)

Travel Cultures Network

Underwater Archaeology Research Centre

Viking Age (Centre for the Study of)

Visual Culture (Centre for Research in)


Producing excellence


The Research Excellence Framework (REF) measures the quality of research across all UK universities. 

The latest REF results showed that more than 97 per cent of our Faculty research is of international quality, with 72 per cent graded as ‘world-leading’ or internationally excellent’.

Our REF results



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Faculty of Arts

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