The Centre for Research in Film and Audiovisual Cultures (CRFAC) is a large, vibrant research community of established and emerging scholars and postgraduate students. It is home to two AHRC-funded research networks, and supports critical, historical, analytic and practical research into cinema, television, radio, journalism, video/DVD, interactive platforms and online media.
It also houses a very active Practice as Research Group (PARG), whose members produce research in a variety of forms, from films and photographs to installations, exhibitions, and visual essays. Each year the Centre hosts a major symposium and organises a packed programme of research seminars, roundtable discussions, and film screenings.
There are currently 17 PhD students attached to CRFAC, and the 38 established researchers who belong to the Centre welcome applications from prospective MPhil and PhD research students. For details of the AHRC TECHNE research studentship programme, and of the wide range of CRFAC members’ fields of supervisory expertise, see the Postgraduate Research Opportunities link below.
In 2014-2015 CRFAC is pleased to welcome two visiting international scholars. Celina Navarro (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain) will be with us from June to September 2014, when she will be pursuing research on international programmes scheduled by Spanish and British television channels. Dr Cezar Migliorin (Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil) will be conducting a major film research project with us throughout 2014-2015.
For further information about the activities of CRFAC, please contact the Centre’s co-directors, Dr Deborah Jermyn, Professor Heather Nunn and Dr Michael Witt.
Research Centre Staff
Conferences and Events
Practice as Research Group
Postgraduate Research Opportunities
Postgraduate Research Forum