Research centres

There are a wide variety of research centres within the School of Literatures, Languages and Culture.

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World

The Centre aims to promote a better understanding of Islam through world-leading research and outreach.

Centre for Advanced Study of the Arab World

CASAW is the result of a UK government initiative to build crucial expertise on the Arab World, based on a knowledge of the Arabic language coupled with advanced research methods skills in the social and political sciences, arts and humanities.

Centre for Contemporary Latin American Studies

The University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Contemporary Latin American Studies brings together staff and students from across the University with an interest in Latin America.

Centre de recherches francophones belges

The Centre de recherches francophones belges was created in 1995 in the Division of European Languages, and aims to promote the field of francophone Belgian studies in the UK.

The Centre for the History of the Book

The Centre for the History of the Book (CHB) was established in 1995 as an international and interdisciplinary centre for advanced research into all aspects of the material culture of the text - its production, circulation, and reception from manuscript to the electronic text.

The Confucius Institute

The Confucius Institute for Scotland in the University of Edinburgh is a national centre to promote educational, economic, and cultural ties between Scotland and China.

The European Ethnological Research Centre

The EERC is an independent research body within Celtic & Scottish Studies at the University of Edinburgh.

The Princess Dashkova Russian Centre

The Centre’s mission is to advance knowledge in the field of Russian language studies and to foster a broader understanding of Russia through research, academic training and knowledge exchange.

Research strand: Cultural encounters/dialogues

Research events aiming to interrogate the ways in which cultural encounters and cultural dialogues take place.