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Research Centres

Numerous research centres and institutes at Queen Mary explore art and culture, including:

Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations

Centre for Culture and Law

Centre for the History of the Emotions

Centre for Poetry

Centre for Childhood Cultures

Centre for Studies of Home

Centre for the Study of Migration

Network: Queen Mary Centre for the Creative and Cultural Economy

The Centre for Film and Ethics

Creativeworks London (previous 4-year AHRC-funded Knowledge Exchange Hub for the Creative Economy).

The Confucius Institute

The Confucius Institute is a collaboration between Queen Mary and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE), established in September 2015. It aims to strengthen educational, cultural, and business links between London and Shanghai, two leading financial centres, by facilitating student and staff exchanges, academic collaboration and joint research. It also provides courses in Chinese language and culture and promotes collaboration in the area of finance and economics.

The Leo Baeck Institute London

The Leo Baeck Institute (LBI) supports the study of German-Jewish history and culture. Founded in 1955, it was named after the last public representative of the Jewish community in Nazi Germany. Its members conduct and support research into the history and culture of German-speaking Jewry from the seventeenth century to the present day. The Institute aims to facilitate academic exchange among all of those engaged in understanding the history and culture of German-speaking Jews in Europe and throughout its diaspora. The LBI London also encourages the study of the European Jewish experience from the seventeenth to the twenty-first centuries, to help understand contemporary socio-political debates concerning immigration, minorities, integration, and civil rights.

Centre for Public Engagement

The Queen Mary Univeristy of London Centre for Public Engagement (CPE) was set up in 2012 with the purpose of advising and supporting engaged activity, working to embed public engagement further within the university.  Public Engagement is central to Queen Mary’s institutional strategy. In 2016, Queen Mary became the first institution to be accredited with an Engage Watermark Gold Award from the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement.

To find out more, please visit our Centre for Public Engagement website.