Bangor University School of Creative Studies and Media
The School of Creative Studies and Media at Bangor University is inter-disciplinary, collaborative, creative and critical, with research interests that include media and persuasive communication, digital culture and creative theory and practice (practice-as-research). Some of our recent research projects have focused on digital literature, literary gaming, the future of reading and independent publishing.
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The Academic Book of the Future Project
The Academic Book of the Future Project is funded by the AHRC in collaboration with the British Library, and looks at how scholarly work in the Arts and Humanities will be produced, read, and preserved in coming years. We’re exploring key questions like “what is an academic book?” “who reads them?”, “what can technology do to help make academic books more accessible?” and “how can we make sure academic books, whether print or electronic, are kept safe, and don’t disappear?”
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The Stephen Colclough Centre for the History and the Culture of the Book
The newly established The Stephen Colclough Centre for the History and the Culture of the Book brings together a critical mass of scholars from disciplines across the College of Arts and Humanities who are working on the past, present and future of the book, its production and its consumption. Over the past decade Bangor University has earned an international reputation for being at the cutting edge of research on book history, digital humanities and the study of textuality, reading and writing more generally. Scholars involved in the Centre have expertise that runs from medieval manuscripts, through broadside ballads, and on to texts ‘born digital’, with a particular focus on Welsh culture. The Centre brings together Scholars from the Schools of English Literature, Music, Cymraeg, and Creative Studies and Media. The Centre works closely with the University Library and Archives Service to bring its internationally significant special collections to an academic and local audience who may not be aware of the wealth of material held here.