Associated Projects

We encourage you to check out the following related projects:

-Council for Assisting Refugee Academics (CARA)
Academic Freedom is the principle which underpins and informs CARA's work defending the right of individuals to explore the world of ideas, literature and science unfettered by political, social or religious oppression, censorship, or sanction. CARA assists academics who have been, or are, or are at risk of being, subject to discrimination, persecution, suffering or violence on account of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion, to relieve needs among them and their dependants and ensure that their specialist knowledge and abilities can continue to be used for the benefit of the public. CARA aims to advance education by supporting academics and their educational institutions in countries where their continuing work is at risk or compromised, to ensure that such academics and institutions can continue to fulfil their critical role as educators for the public benefit.

-The Oulu Centre for Theoretical and Philosophical Studies of History, University of Oulu, Finland
The Oulu Centre for Theoretical and Philosophical Studies of History functions as a hub for junior and senior researchers interested in conceptual and philosophical studies of history and historiography. It organizes workshops, conferences and talks on the topic. Through publications and other public dissemination it aims to deepen understanding of the philosophy of history and historiography. Its long term goal is to function as a node in the international network of institutions and create a community of scholars interested in similar topics in Oulu, Finland and beyond. In the global, inter-connected world, we feel that geographical presence is not a necessary requirement of membership. Hence we actively encourage scholars to get in touch with us. If you would like to join the Centre or receive information on activities, please send an email to jouni-matti.kuukkanen (at) or ilkka.o.lahteenmaki (at)

-Reading Walter Benjamin, Quilting Points, University of Leeds
The 2013-4 edition of Quilting Points is focusing on the writings, readings and thought of Walter Benjamin. The focus for readings in the first semester will be History, Time and the Messianic and the second, the theme of Violence.

-Making Digital History, University of Lincoln
Making Digital History is funded by the Higher Education Academy as part of theirDigital Literacy in the Disciplines scheme and is designed to improve students digital literacy by engaging them actively in creating digital learning objects in partnership with staff and fellow students. These activities are being embedded in the curriculum in several modules at different levels during the academic year 2013-14. Students are using the design tool Xerte, an Open Educational Resource (OER), to create online learning objects to engage a variety of audiences with history.

Another aim of this, and some connected projects which we’ve developed over the past year and which are hosted here (see the full list of our projects via the ‘Projects’ tab above), is to make use of Web2.0 (social media) and OER tools to develop student-centred approaches to learning and to support staff in developing and disseminating their teaching.

-Philosophy of History Seminar Series at the Institute of Historical Research
The UK's most established philosophy of history seminar series. This seminar is open to all those interested in the philosophy of history, broadly construed (including historiography, historical theory, methodology). Meetings take place five times in the Autumn and five in the Spring Terms, on alternate Thursdays in Room 104, the Professor Olga Crisp room, of the IHR. They start at 5.30 and last about two hours. For further information, contact Dr. Robert Burns on socrates.1rmburns (at)

-Lacan Read(s) Across the Disciplines, Quilting Points, University of Leeds
This aim of this cross-faculty workshop and seminar series is to explore how the anti-philosopher Jacques Lacan developed his theories through what we call today inter-disciplinary research. The participants will read Lacan's readings of texts from across Humanities and Social Science disciplines in order to interrogate Lacan's methodology and consider such approaches today. This series is part of the larger reading group at Leeds, titled 'Quilting Points'.

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