Centre for Advanced Studies

Culture Innovation Labs

The University of Nottingham’s Culture Innovation Labs (CILs) are a distributed network of embedded school-based and interdisciplinary laboratories. The CILs enable digitally-based research, teaching and knowledge exchange across the arts, social sciences and computer sciences and focus on research into aspects of past, contemporary and emerging cultures. The CILs Seminar Series also hosts events, some of which are available to watch.

CAS supports the following Culture Innovation Labs across the University:

Digital Humanities Centre

The Digital Humanities Centre is a facility for research and learning, located in the School of Humanities. It provides an innovative infrastructure to explore the interface between Humanities research and information technology and to develop new tools for scholarly humanities research and teaching. 

The DHC works with the following sectors of the creative economy: Architecture, Design, Film, Gaming, Galleries, Libraries, Music, Museums, New Media, Publishing, Radio, Television and Theatre.

Further details of the Digital Humanities Centre

SPLINT - Spatial Literacy in Teaching

SPLINT is a £3.9M HEFCE-funded Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) led by the University of Leicester working in conjunction with the University of Nottingham and University College London. The focus of SPLINT is on the pedagogy of geospatial technologies; the pedagogy of taught postgraduates and the enhancement of spatial literacy in HE.

Further details of the SPLINT 3-D Visualisation theatre

Mixed Reality Lab

The Mixed Reality Lab is a dedicated facility where computer scientists, psychologists, sociologists, engineers, architects and artists collaborate to explore the potential of ubiquitous, mobile and mixed reality technologies to shape everyday life.

Further details of the Mixed Reality Lab

Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics (CRAL)

The Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics is an interdisciplinary research centre based within the School of English at the University of Nottingham, dedicated to the description and understanding of language and discourse in different contexts and for different applications.

Further details of CRAL


3D Scanner, Digital Humanities Centre:


State-of-the-art technical equipment, bookable via the Digital Humanities Centre:


Exobuilding: Breathing life into Architecture (Mixed Reality Lab, click image to play youtube video)


3D visualisation theatre, Sir Clive Granger building, UP (SPLINT):



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