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Culture and Society Research Cluster

The "Culture and Society" research cluster in SNBE combines expertise across four academic disciplines—Architecture, Human Geography, Planning and Archaeology—which share a common concern for exploring past and present connections between cultures and societies at varying spatial scales, from the local to global, and developing collaborative and impactful research programmes addressing major research challenges in the humanities and social sciences.

Among the topics and themes researched through the cluster are: Cities & Mobilities, Digital Worlds, Heritage Places, People & Landscapes, Science & Society, Urban Cultures, and Spaces & Politics. With an emphasis on cross-disciplinary and collaborative research with external partners, the approaches taken by the cluster’s researchers span a range of humanities and social science methods, including practice-based research, participatory techniques, qualitative methodologies and quantitative analysis.

The “Culture and Society” research cluster offers a vibrant and stimulating forum for researchers internationally to build bold and new programmes and projects that connect with our shared interests in researching cultures and societies, past, present and future. To collaborate with our leading SNBE researchers on major issues shaping our human worlds today, please get in touch with Prof Keith Lilley for more information (