Focus of this section
Culture, Media and Performance is a highly interdisciplinary section: it incorporates cultural studies, film studies, media studies, new media and digital culture studies, and performance studies, as well as related fields including cultural geography, cultural sociology, visual culture studies, photographic studies, sound studies and areas of the digital humanities.
Each of these fields is itself interdisciplinary, and several of them cross the boundary between the humanities and social sciences. In all of them British scholarship is influential internationally, and all were until recently under-represented in the Academy. They are fields that exemplify the burgeoning interdisciplinarity of academic and intellectual life over recent decades.
Professor Simon Shepherd FBA
Professor Emeritus of Theatre, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama