The Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies

Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies report 1969

Doing an image search for Stuart Hall raises certain problems

At the end of last year, our colleague Prof Matthew Hilton won a large grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to run a research project on the famous Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies, founded by Richard Hoggart in 1964 and headed by Stuart Hall from 1968 until 1979. The Centre is credited with founding the modern academic discipline of cultural studies, and had a profound impact outside academia too. It featured on the radio this morning, discussed at some length on Melvyn Bragg’s programme The Value of Culture, which is running each morning through this New Year’s week.

You can download the episode—and the whole series—here (it’s the one entitled ‘Mass Culture’). More details of the research project can be found on this page (third one down).

The Centre is also number 20 in the University’s Blue Plaque Trail: you can read about that here (a pdf booklet, which is also the source of the image for this post).


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  1. […] the last half an hour Dr Kieran Connell (recently returned to Birmingham as a Research Fellow on this project) will be running an informal Q&A session. All staff and students are […]

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