Research Groups, Centres and Projects

Culture, Space and Memory Culture, Space and Memory

Culture, Space and Memory

The Culture, Space and Memory research group brings together a cluster of ideas and intellectual orientations that share focus on the cultures, practices and spatial dispositions that inform transdisciplinary approaches to media and communication in the digital age.

Discourse, Data and Society Discourse and Society

Discourse, Data and Society

Researchers within the Discourse, Data and Society research group undertake problem oriented and critical analysis of how language and discourse shape as well as change contemporary communication across a wide range of social fields including media, politics and the economy.

Media, Politics and Society Media, Politics and Society

Media, Politics and Society

The Media, Politics and Society research group consolidates a long-standing scholarship on the relationship between media and politics within the Department of Communication & Media.

Screen and Film Studies

Screen and Film Studies

The group's main areas of research are film and television studies, with the study of digital screens cutting across media sectors emerging as a third key area of expertise.

Research Centres

Centre for Culture and Everyday Life Centre for Culture and Everyday Life

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.

DigiPol: The Centre for Digital Politics, Media and Democracy DigiPol research group logo

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.

Language, Data and Society Discourse data and society banner

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.

Research Projects

City in Film

City in Film

Mapping the City in Film (2008-10) is a unique project supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council that explores the relationship between film, memory and the urban landscape. Read more

Impacts 08

Impacts 08

Impacts 08 is a joint research initiative of the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University, which from 2005-2010 evaluated the social, cultural, economic and environmental effects of Liverpool’s hosting the European Capital of Culture title in 2008.

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Cities of Culture Research Observatory

Cities of Culture Research Observatory

The Observatory combines humanities and social science research frameworks to articulate the value of evidence-based cultural policy in the development of event-led urban regeneration.

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News and (Mis)information about COVID-19 in Brazil

News and (Mis)information about COVID-19 in Brazil

This report examines how Brazilians get information and news about the COVID-19 pandemic, whether they trust different institutions, whether they hold misinformed beliefs about COVID-19 and their propensity to vaccinate in the future in order to tackle the pandemic. 

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Social Media for Voluntary Organisations

Social Media for Voluntary Organisations

Social Media for Voluntary Organisations aims to develop a framework for contemporary social media practice specific to the non-profit sector, and identify changes in practice emerging through the coronavirus pandemic.

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Cold War Toys

Cold War Toys: Material Cultures of Childhood in Argentina

Cold War Toys provides a cultural, political and affective history of Argentine toys during the Cold War, specifically between the emergence of Peronism in the 1940s and the end of the last civic-military dictatorship in 1983. 

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Online Abuse and Discrimination in British politics: Women’s experiences and mitigation strategies

This project aims to establish to what extent online abuse impacts on the willingness of women and minoritized groups to work in politics and how they negotiate or mitigate the impact of these communications on their working lives.

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