Find out more about the School of Arts' Research:

The School is host to a number of dedicated research centres:

Centre for American Studies

The Centre for American Studies draws from the expertise of staff in the School of History, Politics and International Relations and English, and History of Art and Film. All members of the Centre for American Studies are actively engaged in academic research, publishing their work both here in the UK and in the USA.

Centre for New Writing

The Centre for New Writing is based in English at Leicester. Emphasising writing practice, the Centre promotes the study of all aspects of contemporary writing by researchers and literary practitioners. Our conferences, workshops, colloquia, lectures and seminar series are open to the general public.

Centre for Translation and Interpretation Studies

The Centre for Translation and Interpreting Studies is a focal point for our staff research and programme development in these fields. It has helped us build upon our interaction with the wider community within the University, as well as nationally and internationally.

Centre for the Study of the Country House

Founded in 2004, this is an innovative joint venture between the Lamport Hall Preservation Trust and the University of Leicester to promote all aspects of the study of great historic houses and their surroundings, design, construction and conservation.

Medieval Research Centre

The Medieval Research Centre was established in 1996 to co-ordinate interdisciplinary research and teaching in medieval subjects across the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities at the University of Leicester, and to host conferences, colloquia and a programme of lectures and seminars by local and visiting speakers.

Victorian Studies Centre

The Victorian Studies Centre has a distinguished record of innovation and excellence in interdisciplinary research and teaching at postgraduate level. Established in 1966 with a generous grant from The Leverhulme Trust, it is the longest established Victorian Studies Centre in Britain.