Research centres and networks
Often highly interdisciplinary, these groups bring together researchers at all career stages with partners and stakeholders on a range of activities.
Research centres and networks range from formal collaborations to informal groups of like-minded researchers working together.
A number are based in - or are affiliated with - the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures (LLC); others are based elsewhere in the University of Edinburgh or wider academic community, but involve our staff and students.
Often highly interdisciplinary, the groups provide opportunities for researchers at all career stages to work together with partners and stakeholders in organising events, workshopping publications, engaging audiences outside the academy, and exploring ideas for future projects and funding bids.
Here are just a few...
Part of a select network of six Alwaleed Centres at leading universities in the UK, USA and the Middle East, the Centre aims to promote a better understanding of Islam and Islamic culture through ground-breaking research and innovative outreach projects.
Established in 1995, the Centre promotes the teaching of francophone Belgian literature on university courses, and hosts a range of activities relating to the field of francophone Belgian studies, including seminars, conferences, publications, writing competitions, film screenings and other cultural events.
Involving colleagues in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies at LLC, the Centre brings together researchers from across the University of Edinburgh working on research related to Latin America.
Hosting visiting fellows, public lectures, workshops and seminars throughout the year, this interdisciplinary Centre is for advanced research into all aspects of the material culture of the text. It is recognised internationally as a leading centre for the study of book history and related topics.
Spanning a range of disciplines in European, Islamic, American and Asian studies, including medieval literatures and cultures, the Centre brings together around 70 researchers across the University of Edinburgh.
Partnered with Fudan University in Shanghai, and part of a worldwide network of some 450 Confucius Institutes, the Centre promotes educational, economic, and cultural ties between Scotland and China.
Based around a series of events, and led by colleagues in German and Russian Studies, this research strand interrogates the ways in which cultural encounters and cultural dialogues take place.
Based in Celtic & Scottish Studies, the Centre’s primary focus is the promotion of research into everyday life and society in Scotland through long-term projects such as the Regional Ethnology of Scotland and publications including Scottish Life and Society: A Compendium of Scottish ethnology.
Founded in 2010, 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.