Understanding the past, shaping the digital future
Our research has impacts on all aspects of creativity, cultural life and the creative economy – cultural institutions, film and television industries, cultural policy, performance, creative writing and art history.
We develop digital methods to enhance research. We are creating and applying unique, interactive digital tools and resources to generate and share our research.
We support the global cultural and creative economy. Through our Centre for Cultural Policy Research, we contribute to public debate, and inform policy development throughout the world. CREATe, our international research centre specialising in copyright and information law, focuses on innovation in the creative economy.
We use the past to engage communities and inspire the future. Our research engages, informs and connects the public and policymakers with their heritage.
Glasgow is an international hub for innovation in art and culture.
£2m of Arts and Humanities Research Council funding has underpinned years of painstaking scholarship by University of Glasgow academics into the works of Robert Burns. By 2024, this research will culminate in a new, ten volume edition of Burns' entire works.
A £1m Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded project is shedding light on Pacific barkcloth. This multidisciplinary project brings together expertise from the fields of textile conservation, art history, botany and material chemistry.
Policymaking needs experts. Professor Philip Schlesinger’s research into the media, wider creative economy and the complex nature of policymaking enables him to provide research-informed expertise and policy insights.
- Fleece to Fashion: Economies and Cultures of Craft in Scotland - Knitted Textiles c.1780-present; AHRC, £693k (2019-22)
- The New Modernist Editing in the twenty-first century; AHRC, £81K (2019-20)
- Centre of Excellence for Policy and Evidence in the Creative Industries (PEC); AHRC, £610k (2019-24)
- A living tradition: Expanding engagement with Pacific barkcloth; AHRC, £75k (2019)
- Book with pages the width of a human hair to feature in miniature book exhibition
- Archaelogists explore fate of Waterloo wounded
- Herald HE Awards - success for UofG
- White paper raises concerns about access to the nation's digital past
- Music consumption has unintended economic and environmental costs
- Public policy, independent television production and the digital challenge. Journal of Digital Media and Policy (2019).
- The art of the good life: culture and sustainable prosperity. Cultural Trends (2018).
- The creative economy: invention of a global orthodoxy in The Structural Change of Knowledge and the Future of the Social Sciences. Routledge (2017).
- Is there a EU copyright jurisprudence: an empirical study of the workings of the European Court of Justice. Modern Law Review (2016)