We enjoy connecting researchers across disciplines and across collections.
We engage with historical and social science research, creative and design practice, and with participatory research. To help deliver research impact, we connect stakeholders with collections which hold meaning for them, drawing on the expertise and partnerships within our museums and collections.
Because the significance of the collections cuts across traditional disciplinary divides, they provide excellent opportunities for co-creation, innovation and knowledge transfer with the cultural, heritage, and creative sectors both in the UK and internationally.
Some examples of our current and past interdisciplinary work include:
- using information design and architecture to combat antimicrobial resistance, through materials from the Lettering, Printing and Graphic Design Collections
- artistic residencies to deliver creative links between biomedicine and the Museum of English Rural Life’s collections
- examining the work and archive of experimental film-maker Stephen Dwoskin by bringing together history, theory, artistic practice, digital forensics, data exploration and digital archives
Discover the research projects and opportunities across the University’s museums and collections, or learn about our research partnerships. Alternatively, you can read more about our staff’s interdisciplinary approaches on the website of the University’s Heritage and Creativity Institute for Collections (HCIC).