Professorships and research centres are means of formalising and putting the spotlight on long-term cooperation between Catalan institutions and universities, with broad objectives in the fields of teaching, research and knowledge transfer. They also facilitate the furtherance of the study of and research on any topic related to Catalan Studies in the broadest of senses, from an innovative and interdisciplinary perspective.
Centres for Advanced Studies and Research
CENTRE D’ÉTUDES CATALANES (PARIS-SORBONNE UNIVERSITY)
Created in 1977 with a scholarly, cultural and scientific aim, the Centre d’Études Catalanes (CEC) at Paris-Sorbonne University offers its own University Diploma and regularly organises Catalan culture research and dissemination activities: exhibitions of works by Catalan artists, lecture series, poet gatherings, study days, conferences, etc.
CENTRE FOR CATALAN STUDIES (QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON)
Since the 2005/06 academic year, Queen Mary University of London has hosted the Centre for Catalan Studies with the aim of promoting and consolidating Catalan Studies in the United Kingdom and becoming a focus of innovation in research from cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. At the same time, it serves as a centre for the dissemination of Catalan culture in the academic field. Led by Professor John London, the Centre fosters links between Catalan Studies researchers by organising seminars, lectures, conferences and publications on a variety of disciplines, and promotes the training of new researchers.
The Centre’s activities include the Writer-in-Residence initiative, which has hosted writers such as Najat El Hachmi, Gaspar Jaén and Narcís Comadira, and the Visiting Research Fellow, Academic-in-Residence, Visiting Translator and Research Fellow academic research projects, with the participation of scholars such as Ronald Puppo, Pilar Godayol, Sam Abrams, Dolors Udina, James Hawkey, Rhiannon McGlade and Mercè Picornell.
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