School of Media, Arts and Humanities Research Conversations

We are proud to present a new School research event series

Our aim is to create a regular space where the school as a whole can come together for conversations about our research, to foster collaborations and intellectual connections across our 18 Research Centres, 14 subject areas and many more hubs, clusters, projects and societies. We also hope to celebrate school specialisms, themes, and values, showing why Media, Arts and Humanities matter to the University and to publics.

Our Research Conversations therefore include practitioners and public speakers, and work alongside programmes including the Sussex Festival of Ideas, the Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts season and the Stuart Hall Foundation Fellowship.

The School already runs a busy research calendar, so the Research Conversations Series focus on ‘get to know and get inspired’ roundtable events. These bring together groups of colleagues to give informal, five-minute talks on a connecting theme, with time for networking, collaboration with existing research series, and occasional keynote speakers on a topic of general relevance to the School as a whole.


18th October 5-6.30pm
InterCultural Communications

8 November 5-6.30pm
Environmental Humanities MAH-style

17 November 4-5.30pm
How to Run a Festival (Autumn keynote)

9 December 4-5.30pm
Pecha Kucha with Media, Film and Music (with the MFM Research Series)

27th April 2022 5-6.30pm
Bowie Colloquium (with the English Colloquium)