Department of Cultural, Media and Visual Studies

Research in Cultural, Media and Visual Studies

Our research spans subjects, centuries and continents. From Renaissance Italian art to current Chinese queer cinema we observe, interrogate and challenge to change and improve the world around us. We have a strong transnational outlook and interdisciplinarity at our heart. We cross disciplines, institutions and cultures to have a positive impact on all our lives.

90% of our research environment has been recognised as of world leading quality and 100% of our impact case studies have been recognized as having outstanding or very considerable impact in REF2021.

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Research themes

Our main areas of research

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Our researchers

Staff research interests and contact details

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Research centres

Collaboration for research and events

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Quality of research

Research Excellence Framework assessments


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The impact of our research

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Contested heritage

Art, empire and monuments

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The future of film

What next for the movie industry?

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Bringing museums to life through sound

How listening can connect us to our past, present and future


See more examples of the impact of Arts and Humanities research


Department of Cultural, Media and Visual Studies

University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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