Glasgow Researchers have created a database which reveals the stories of enslaved people who escaped their captivity in 18th century Britain. This transformative research has inspired the creation of educational resources, films, plays and a graphic novel, and helped inspire the University to embark on a programme of reparative justice.
£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.
- Books and Borrowing 1750-1830: An Analysis of Scottish Borrowers' Registers; AHRC, £342K (2020-23)
- reCreating Europe; European Commission, £365k (2020-22).
- Libraries, Reading Communities and Cultural Formation in the Eighteen Century; AHRC, £38k (2019-22)
- Fleece to Fashion: Economies and Cultures of Craft in Scotland - Knitted Textiles c.1780-present; AHRC, £693k (2019-22)
- Centre of Excellence for Policy and Evidence in the Creative Industries (PEC); AHRC, £610k (2019-24)
- Writers and public rally to support a new virtual literature festival
- Walking library for the National forest
- UofG research will look at the worldwide map of contemporary Burns suppers
- Donation will help continue research into Scotland's national bard at the University of Glasgow
- University of Glasgow research finds Robert Burns is worth £203M annually in direct value to Scotland, and almost £140M in brand value
- 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)
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.