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Our disciplinary and interdisciplinary research impacts on both local and global contexts: we have world leading excellence in literary, cultural and visual studies, and in linguistics.

Research Projects

New £4 Million Pound Research Project

OWRI Multi-lingualism Project

The Queen's strand of the Open World Research Initiative is led by Profs Janice Carruthers and Micheal O'Mainnin, in collaboration with partners including the University of Cambridge.

"The goal of the project is to change attitudes amongst the general public to raise awareness of how speaking more than one language can contribute so crucially to society and to have an impact at policy level, both in devolved administrations and in Whitehall." (Prof. Carruthers)

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85% of the School’s research was judged to be internationally excellent or world leading (REF2014).

Irish: Greg Toner eDIL

Current Research Projects

AHRC eDIL (electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language)

A million downloads for electronic Irish dictionary launched in November 2015

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Margaret Topping Quad


"From Dark Tourism to Phoenix Tourism"

The Ethics of Cultural Translation in Urban Festivals

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Janice Carruthers

EU Horizon2020

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship

Explorations of Orality in Occitan and French

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Professor Greg Toner and Dr Xiwu Han

Leverhulme Project


Dating Medieval Texts Through Machine Learning

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FILM: Gongora: The Never-Fading Star

Aesthetic Magnitude and Contemporary Universe

Meet Our Researchers

David Johnston

Translation : where cultures come together

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Tori Holmes

Building bridges between Belfast and Brazil

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Micheal O Mainnin

Micheal O Mainnin

Placenames reveal our shared cultural heritage

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All our researchers

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