Our research cluster themes are student-led to enable cross-disciplinary dialogue and knowledge exchange beyond immediate research fields.
How is change conceived, imagined, experienced and evaluated?
‘Understanding Change’ examines a question at the heart of much Arts and Humanities research: how, why and with what effect does change occur?
Discussion explores political, social, economic and cultural transformation in the past, present and future and critiques theoretical and empirical approaches made across disciplines.
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Created by our students, this interdisciplinary cluster brings together scholars across the arts and humanities to analyse how events are remembered and memorialised.
Addressing topics including the following examples, the research cluster seeks to understand the impact of memory on culture, society and politics:
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Created by our students, the cluster explores gender and sexuality related themes across a range of disciplines.
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This research cluster draws together a number of interconnected ideas and concepts, including:
The aim of the cluster is to explore the relationship between human beings and the natural world over time, across disciplines, and beyond the confines of academia. It assesses the impact of humans and animals upon the environment, and examines cultural representations of what has come to be known as ‘landscape’.
One aim of the cluster is to build on the reputation of the South West as a locus of environmental activism and green ideas, as exemplified by initiatives such a
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This cluster explore all forms of creativity in academic research, working across multiple disciplines. It is particularly interested in examining the following questions:
The cluster believes that practice-based and creative research methodologies, as fairly new branches in academia, still need to unleash their potential and shape the research landscape. For this reason, the Creativity in Research cluster encourages the dialogue between practice-based projects and more traditional research: the objective is to provide people with tools to look at problems and questions from more nuanced angles and perspectives.
The cluster looks for, discusses, and promotes approaches and methodologies that can be borrowed from creative practices and the arts, and be applied to other fields and forms of research.
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Rethinking Community is a network of researchers whose research interests, projects, methods, and/or backgrounds broadly interact with the idea of community. The cluster welcomes researchers of all disciplines and time periods. It encourages us to think critically and reflexively about:
The cluster asks:
The cluster runs a range of activities, including monthly discussion groups and work-in-progress sessions. For the academic year 2021-2022, they are planning a seminar series of guest speakers and are looking to establish our own blog. We also host regular coffee mornings to check in and chat with colleagues!
All welcome! Please get in touch at via email@example.com
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This cluster brings together SWWDTP researchers engaged in work on:
Its members have wide-ranging research interests spanning work on contemporary languages and their communities as well as past and future speakers and languages. In addition to language as an object of study, the cluster considers the role of language a tool for research itself.
Find out more about the cluster, its members and upcoming events at languages-swwdtpluster.
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