York is widely recognised for the excellence of its research in the arts and humanities. Our arts and humanities research investigates the full range of human cultural expression in many historical and contemporary contexts.

Our researchers combine traditional and innovative methods and techniques to investigate not only forms of 'high culture' but also the patterns of everyday life and the meanings which people attribute to the world around them. Central to this work is a commitment to collaboration between and across departments, facilitated by a variety of interdisciplinary centres.

Explore the departments, research centres and groups working in this area:


Research centres and groups