Traditionally we have thought of scientists as exploring biology and the natural world, while social scientists and researchers in the arts and humanities examine forms of human cultural expression. In a world in which human activities have ever clearer impacts upon the non-human world, York researchers are helping to break down this divide.

We examine ways in which science and society are entangled and enmeshed, highlighting our work shows how cultural analysis can advance human health. It shows how arts and humanities research can help us more effectively communicate advice about health and other matters. And it explores and illuminates the ways in which humans perceive, depict and physically shape the environment and landscape.

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


Research centres and groups