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School of English and Drama

Research Centres

Staff in Drama are members of, and contribute to the running of, several of the university's key interdisciplinary research centres, including:

People's Palace Projects (PPP) is an independent arts charity founded in 1996 that advances the practice and understanding of art for social justice. 

The School of English and Drama continues to enjoy supporting the work of PPP in its ongoing mission to explore how people transform their world through creativity and the arts. PPP works on UK and international projects, and maintains a specific focus on strengthening cultural links between the UK and Brazil.
The founder and artistic director of People's Palace Projects is Professor of Drama and Performance, Paul Heritage.
For more information about PPP, see the People's Palace Projects site or follow @PPPQMUL on Twitter

Established in 2005, the Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies reflects revolutionary new developments in scholarship and interdisciplinary methods as well as the historical and cultural legacy of the Renaissance. The Centre has hosted an enormously successful series of public lectures by world-leading academics working in the field of Renaissance and early modern studies, as well as conferences on diverse topics including material culture and the Reformation. It supports the Early Modern Studies, 1300-1700 Pathway on the English department’s MA in English Studies, as well as collaborations with other institutions, including a long-running exchange with the University of Freiburg.