Culture and creativity
Advances in the creative economies and an exploration of the cultural heritage of Scotland and other countries and peoples.
The University is active in vibrant areas of the creative economies such as gaming, music, the visual arts, film, and graphic design. Its research also enriches topics including tourism, festivals, and the rich cultural heritage of Scotland and other countries.
Discover how Edinburgh's influence helps shape and inform our culture and creativity.
The hunt for a naturally occurring blue – something that is surprisingly rare – that can be produced at scale led a collaboration of researchers and a biotech firm to an unlikely source – algae.Chasing the blues
Research conducted at the University of Edinburgh is helping challenge inequalities in the creative and cultural industries (CCIs).Culture is bad for you
Two thousand years of retelling the Easter story may have obscured some fascinating details. Is it time to reassess the archvillains of the crucifixion and see Jesus’ women followers as the key to this pivotal historical event?Revisiting the crucifixion
After the forced removal of the inhabitants of the Chagos Islands in the 1960s and 1970s, displaced Chagossians have sustained their culture by sharing their music, dance, and cuisine – and created a rallying call in their fight to return.How Chagos Islanders are fighting to keep their culture alive in exile
The courage and sacrifice of the women drafted into the armed forces during the Second World War changed the military forever. Professor Jeremy Crang traces how their wartime heroism opened the door to a vocation that was historically taboo for women.When women modernised the military
Speech recognition software developed by Edinburgh researchers is helping to ensure that Scotland’s ancient language has a place in the modern technological landscape.Gaelic virtual assistants
Gaming technology can blur the lines between reality and fantasy. Researchers have been exploring its potential to create the sensation of a musical time machine.Revived with the sound of music