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Aberystwyth  University

Aberystwyth University contributes to the partnership’s strengths in

  • Celtic studies
  • History
  • Theatre, film and performance
  • Creative Writing (particularly poetry)

It also brings an established partnership with the National Library of Wales, in which context it has developed innovative training in Digital Humanities.

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Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University is central to the partnership’s aim of developing research in creative practice, bringing its well established and expanding practice-led research training provision and concentration of expertise in fields such as

  • Creative writing
  • Music
  • The visual arts
  • Media

Students will benefit from the new Digital Media Studios at Newton Park, the University’s visual arts studio and craft workshop spaces at Sion Hill and Corsham Court, from its partnership with the Holburne Museum and its collection and archive, and from its Centre for the Environmental Humanities.

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University of Bristol

The University of Bristol strengthens the partnership’s research groups in:

  • Classics
  • English
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Modern languages
  • Theology and religion

It offers leading expertise in creative and practice-based studies, particularly in:

  • Music composition
  • Film criticism and history
  • Performance research

Students can make use of its Theatre Collection, which is among the largest UK collections in the field. It also adds capacity for Humanities-oriented Law.

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Cardiff University

Cardiff University adds to the partnership’s key strengths in:

  • Archaeology
  • Classics
  • English
  • Welsh language and literature
  • History
  • Philosophy

It widens the scope for Creative Writing research in both Welsh and English and in Translation, and adds capacity in Law. Its ‘Cardiff Rare Books’ is an internationally significant collection that supports research across Arts and Humanities subjects.

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Cranfield University

Cranfield University through its Archaeological and Forensic Analysis Group provides a wide range of scientific and analytical expertise for the archaeological and forensic communities.

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University of Exeter

Exeter University strengthens the partnership’s four leading research groups in:

  • Archaeology, supported by a new Bioarchaeology lab
  • English
  • History
  • Philosophy

It extends capacity in Classics and in Language and Cultural Studies with expertise not only in European languages but also, uniquely, in Kurdish and Persian.

Its expertise in Film Studies is supported by the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, one of largest collections of material relating to the moving image in Britain; its Digital Humanities Lab supports a wide range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary research.

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University of Reading

The University of Reading is among the UK leaders in:

  • Archaeology
  • Classics
  • Philosophy

It also increases the partnership’s strength in: language and cultural studies, particularly in English (where it is home to the Samuel Beckett Collection), French and Italian. It extends capacity in film and performance through its Centre for Film Aesthetics and Cultures and the Minghella Studios, in Design thanks to its Department of Typography and Graphic Communication, and in humanities research in law.

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University of Southampton

The University of Southampton reinforces key expertise in:

  • Archaeology
  • Creative writing
  • English
  • Film
  • History and modern languages
  • Music (history and practice), through the School of Humanities
  • Art, design media and fashion, through the Winchester School of Art

The interdisciplinary research environment of WSA’s research groups and Southampton’s Parkes Institute with the unique holdings of the Anglo-Jewish Archives in the Hartley Library Special Collections are another asset, as Southampton’s links with Tate Exchange, transmediale (Berlin), The Chawton House library and Center for Modern and Contemporary Writing.

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University of the West of England (UWE)

The University of the West of England strengthens the partnership across a range of subjects including:

  • Art
  • Design, through its Centre for Print Research
  • Film studies
  • Television history
  • Digital humanities and creative economies, through its Digital Cultures Research Centre

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