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.
- Television Production in Transition: Independence, Scale and Sustainability; ESRC, £865K (2017-20)
- Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy (CREATe); Research Councils UK, £5.2M (2012 and 2017)
- Editing Robert Burns for the 21st Century; AHRC, £2M (2011 and 2016)
- Collections: An Enlightenment Pedagogy for the 21st Century; Leverhulme Trust, £1M (2015-18)
- University of Glasgow part of worldwide initiative to preserve art conservation skills
- Burns' works authenticated by new, minimally destructive scientific technique
- Making thread in Bronze Age Britain
- Research on economic impact of Scotland's national bard
- Collections at university museums such as the Hunterian will share £3.6M of funding
- Is there a EU copyright jurisprudence: an empirical study of the workings of the European Court of Justice. Modern Law Review (2016)
- Negotiating needletime: the Musicians' Union, the BBC and the record companies, c. 1920-1990. Social History (2016)
- The Rise and Fall of the UK Film Council. Edinburgh University Press (2015)
- The Cambridge Companion to Scottish Literature. Cambridge University Press (2012)