Interdisciplinary Research Centres and Networks
In order to facilitate and improve our cross-disciplinary understandings of particular periods or areas, English at Queen’s, in conjunction with other funding bodies, supports three major interdisciplinary centres or networks, as well as contributing to the ongoing success of Irish Studies at Queen’s and a number of other interdisciplinary collaborations.
The Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies, established in 2002, is a long-standing research initiative providing a focal point for interdisciplinary research in the long-eighteenth century. It brings together staff, students and international visitors from English, Music, Languages and History and regularly hosts conferences and smaller research gatherings on the Irish eighteenth century especially, including the annual Eighteenth Century Ireland conference in June 2019.CECS Home Page
The Centre for the Americas, established in 2017 is an interdisciplinary hub of research innovation, bringing together scholars working in the fields of U.S. and Latin American Studies from backgrounds in literature, visual culture, the creative arts, languages and translation, history, philosophy, politics, and international relations. It hosts a lively research seminar series and occasional national and international conferences and symposia.Centre for the Americas Home Page
Crossing Frontiers: Medieval Visions of Modern Science is an international Research Network to inspire high-impact cross-disciplinary projects between Medieval Studies and the Sciences in order to advance knowledge exchange and cultural networks. Funded by The British Academy and the Leverhulme Trust, in conjunction with English at Queen’s, it aims show how medieval studies can successfully engage with and contribute to current scientific debate.Crossing Frontiers Home Page
Led by Leonie Hannan (HAPP), Diarmid Finnegan (NBE) and Caroline Sumpter (AEL) members of the research group work across multiple subject areas, schools and faculties. Our areas of expertise include science and material culture, the mind in science and culture and science and prediction. We bring together researchers with expertise from the early medieval period to the present day, and include historians and geographers, linguists and literature and science specialists and creative arts practitioners in drama, film and sonic arts.Science and Culture Home Page
In addition to these international centres and networks, English at Queen’s also supports a number of interdisciplinary research initiatives and networks linking English with other disciplines including the Medieval Cultures seminar series and the Futurity/ Temporality/Time reading group.