Year, or Type of Project: 2017

  • Unresolved, conflicts around individual identity, peer group pressure, gender roles and religious and cultural traditions can undermine family relationships and people’s mental well-being. As one Somali parent recently opined, worries about children succumbing to gang culture and drug use can lead to parents sending children to madrassas after school, leaving no time for parents and children to get to know one another.  (read more)
  • How do people seek out and access certain types of sound? What do they think and feel about the sound that they experience? This research will investigate the specific sound ecology within Bristol Cathedral and of the adjacent urban space, College Green. (read more)
  • The Afro-Asian Networks project investigates networks of Asian and African intellectuals, activists, writers, and artists moving within the global context of the early Cold War in the first decades of decolonisation. At the time of this study, this interdisciplinary research network was recently asked to contribute a ‘Manifesto’ to Radical History Review’s call for papers… (read more)
  • Biospheres pose not only scientific questions (is a functioning biosphere possible? And what would it contain?), but significant humanities questions: Why has the idea of a biosphere captured imaginations of the future? Does it offer insight into present understandings of human-environment relations, and living with uncertainty?   (read more)
  • How might social science perspectives on the value of blood lead to better understanding of how new technologies are transforming what it means to be human, and what it means to be biological? (read more)
  • What did the project involve?  The Bone Conducting Lollipop was an innovative confectionary that allows a person who has impaired to normal hearing, to hear music in their head through bone conduction. The project was born out of a project called OPUS: OPUS explored the public’s flavour associations to musical sounds that formed a consensus,… (read more)
  • Food+Anxiety was a co-produced research project which helps people who experience food anxieties and eating disorders to live well as a result of our creative resolve to examine “uncertainties” in the support provided by the healthcare service. (read more)
  • Leaders of the past, like those of the present, never act alone. An individual’s networks and what they do with them can help to explain how a person eventually comes to represent others in the public sphere. Mapping Intercultural Connections and Conversations traces the vast web of contacts that Manquilef, Aburto Panguilef and Coñuepán developed in order to deepen our understanding of how and why they became the important intellectual and political mediators that they did, and to stimulate a discussion about their continuing relevance today. (read more)
  • There is a common assumption that neighbourliness and street-level interaction and connections have diminished, as contemporary society has become more mobile and individualised, and as residential streets grow increasingly diverse; particularly in relation to class and ethnicity. A consequent assumption follows, that this situation negatively impacts on people’s lives.  (read more)