Arts Research Showcase
Researchers in the College of Arts are making a profound contribution to our understanding of the world around us, whether it is preserving our most cherished architectural treasures, creating and understanding works of art, or examining what our cultural history can tell us about who we are and where we came from.
Here is a selection of case studies from researchers in the College of Arts.
Researchers in the University of Lincoln’s School of Performing Arts are breaking new ground in examining the use of performance by, with and for marginalised and disempowered communities.
A major body of research has re-categorised comic books and strips as significant cultural artefacts, demonstrating their potential to reveal uncensored information about societies’ attitudes, emotions and propaganda at significant points in history.
A new strand of research from a leading Professor of International Theatre at the University of Lincoln is helping to understand the global impact of the Royal Court Theatre.
A University of Lincoln sustainability expert is steering efforts by the construction industry to reduce the environmental impact of buildings through the creation of new design tools and award-winning sustainable architecture.
Research carried out by academics from the Lincoln School of Humanities has resulted in the creation of two open access journals aimed at engaging the public with 21st century literature.
Research that led to a publication on John Dube, founding president of the African National Congress, has had a significant impact on government, national media and public history and debate in South Africa.
English academics’ research in life writing, creative uses of oral history and literary representations of marginalised communities has helped to enable local communities to document their own stories.
Two experts from the University of Lincoln have conducted an extensive study into televised history programmes, shining a spotlight on the sections of society that are being excluded from our screens.
A pioneering study by a cultural history expert has uncovered the real extent of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s centrality to Victorian visual culture, and his influence extending beyond literature.
A team of specialists from the University of Lincoln’s renowned conservation consultancy, Crick Smith, is safeguarding and recreating historic interiors of important national landmarks thanks to highly specialised preservation techniques.