Research Centres

Research Centres

Olaf Stapledon Centre for Speculative Future

The Olaf Stapledon Centre for Speculative Futures is an interdisciplinary research centre based in the University of Liverpool, bringing together researchers from various disciplines but focused primarily on English, Philosophy, and Special Collections & Archives.

Literature and Science Hub

Literature and Science Hub

The Literature and Science Hub is a centre for research, teaching and public debate about the relationships between those two traditionally opposed spheres of knowledge, the arts and the sciences.

Centre for new and international writing

Centre for New and International Writing

The Centre for New and International Writing is the University of Liverpool's focal point for the study of contemporary and international literatures, for creative writing, and new writing in its many manifestations.

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Architecture and Cultural Heritage of India, Arabia and the Maghreb

Cutting across traditional disciplinary boundaries, ArCHIAM provides an exciting opportunity for the study of both historical and contemporary phenomena with the aim to develop theoretical positions but also practice-based research.


Centre for Architecture & Visual Arts

CAVA is a practice-based and multi-disciplinary research centre that is situated in the School of Architecture, University of Liverpool.

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Acoustics Research Unit

The ARU focuses on airborne sound and structure-borne sound in the fields of engineering acoustics, building acoustics, room acoustics, audio acoustics, psychoacoustics, speech intelligibility, privacy and security, human vibration (including vibrotactile stimuli), environmental noise and industrial acoustics (sonic cleaning).


Institute of Popular Music

Founded in 1988 as the world’s first specialist centre for the study of popular music, the IPM provides a hub for interdisciplinary research on popular music, broadly defined.

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Interdisciplinary Centre for Composition and Technology

ICCaT investigates how music composition and sonic artforms intersect with new technology, performance and perception.

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Centre for Culture and Everyday Life

The Centre for Culture and Everyday Life (CCEL) is a hub of critical, creative and theoretically engaged research that works to build partnerships between academics, practitioners in the arts, cultural institutions, policy-makers and communities.

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DigiPol: The Centre for Digital Politics, Media and Democracy

The Centre for Digital Politics, Media and Democracy (DigiPol) is an interdisciplinary centre that champions challenge-led collaborative and interdisciplinary research to address some of the most pressing research questions around digital media and democracy.

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Language, Data and Society (LANDS)

The Language, Data and Society Research Centre is a unique, interdisciplinary centre of research expertise in language, corpus and computational linguistics, multimodal semiotics, (critical) discourse analysis and strategic communication.