Research centres, institutes and units housed within or closely associated with the School, which include the Australian Centre and the Research Unit in Public Cultures; and the Visual Cultures Resource Centre.
There are many different research partnerships, collaborations and affiliations throughout the nine different study areas within the School. For more information on programs please visit the Research collaborators web page.
Asian Cultural Research Network (ACRN)
A three-year project funded by the University of Melbourne's International Research and Research Training Fund. Led by Assoc. Professor Fran Martin and Assoc. Professor Audrey Yue, Faculty of Arts, School of Culture and Communication.
The Australian Centre develops innovative research projects in the Australian arts and humanities across a range of disciplines, including Art History, Theatre Studies, Literary Studies, Cultural Studies, Media and Communication, Cinema Studies, Indigenous Studies and Creative Writing.
Centre for Advancing Journalism
The Centre advances journalism through innovation in teaching, experimentation and engagement. It seeks power in the new tools for informing and being informed and is a hub of thinking, conversation and creativity about the contemporary and future state of journalism.
Critical Fashion Studies
The Critical Fashion Studies (CFS) research collective brings together fashion scholars, practitioners, and industry members to advance research on sustainability, ethics and innovation.
Human Rights and Animal Ethics (HRAE) Research Network
HRAE) is an interdisciplinary network, whose major objective is to play a leading role in the new global field of Human-Animal Studies (HAS).
Research Unit in Public Cultures
The Research Unit in Public Cultures (RUPC) focuses on transformations in public culture produced by new intersections of knowledge, media, space and mobility, within Australia and internationally.
Visual Cultures Resource Centre
The Visual Cultures Resource Centre (VCRC) is unique within the University of Melbourne. First established in 1947 by Professor Joseph Burke, the image collection now comprises over 250,000 slides and photographs, 85,000 digitised records and a film collection of over 1,000 titles.