Activities

Prof. Corbett is Director of Research, the School of Divinity, and is the Chair of the University Drama & Music Committee.

In 2012, he founded CEPHAS, a Thomistic Centre for Philosophy and Scholastic Theology, and he has been leading summer courses for interested members of the public over the past ten years.

In 2016, he founded TheoArtistry, a project bringing together theologians and artists in creative collaboration, and which has led to a number of projects, including the TheoArtistry Composers’ Scheme (2016-2018), the TheoArtistry Poets’ Scheme (2018-2019), ‘Creatively Theological’ (2018-2019), and the ‘TheoArtistry Text & Image Scheme’ (2021), as well as an international festival, a number of art exhibitions, related publications (including Annunciations: Sacred Music for the Twenty-First Century), a CD recording, and a volume of poetry.

Building on the success of the TheoArtistry Composers’ Scheme, Prof. Corbett established, with Dr Michael Ferguson and other colleagues in Divinity and Music, a permanent collaboration on a new MLitt in Sacred Music, which launched in the 2020-2021 academic year.

With Dr Sarah Moerman, Prof. Corbett is currently leading a research project Music and Spiritual Realities 2022-2023 (funded by the Templeton Religion Trust). The project brings together scholars in different fields – including theology, musicology, psychology, and neuroscience – to interrogate the commonly-perceived relationship between music and spirituality.
With Prof. Heather Webb, he co-directed Vertical Readings in Dante’s Comedy, an international and interdisciplinary reappraisal of the whole poem, published in 3 volumes (2015-2017).