Research Clusters

The Media History research group focuses on media based archiving and heritage culture. A specific focus of this research cluster is the way in which these archives and practices are inflected by digital technologies and environments.

The research of the Media History group is necessarily diverse and explores all aspects of archiving and cultural heritage practice and the opportunities and tensions that present themselves for scholars, institutions and practitioners in these fields. Recent research has addressed issues such as:

  • Media archives and the challenges online archives pose for media historians and archivists
  • Media archaeology
  • Access and copyright
  • Commemoration
  • Media archives and the challenges online archives pose for media historians and archivists
  • Media archaeology
  • Access and copyright
  • Commemoration

We are just one of several research teams within the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research at Birmingham School of Media. For more information please visit the BCMCR website.

Media and Cultural Studies PhD Research Degree

We have a strong community of doctoral students contributing a wide range of research on our Media and Cultural Studies PhD research degree course. Students can work on traditional dissertations or through practice-based research. We place a strong emphasis on ensuring that our research engages with the music and radio industries and with a range of social media activists.

Interested in our Media and Cultural Studies PhD?

If you have any questions or queries regarding our Media and Cultural Studies PhD, or if you have a research idea you would like to discuss, please send us an initial PhD enquiry. This gives us an opportunity to answer your questions and/or talk through and focus your PhD research proposal before you make your final online application.

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