We are proud of our strong links with the arts and cultural sectors. Our reach extends into a huge network of organisations, fostering the sharing of creative ideas and collaborative ventures.
Royal Holloway is one of five partners (CSSD, Goldsmiths, Queen Mary, Complexity Partners, University of London) in the , an initiative based at Acton Street in central London. It provides a neutral place where people from many different backgrounds - universities, large and small businesses, freelancers - can work together on new things in the belief that real innovation happens at the edge and in the gaps between disciplines.
We are a member of Culture Capital Exchange, committed to promoting the exchange of knowledge and expertise by providing a vital network between Higher Education, business and the cultural and creative sectors across London to mutual benefit.
Some of our other current and recent collaborators:
Our graduate Theatre Company in residence 'non zero one' performed at the venue in 2010, and our students have taken part in many workshops with professional companies based there. The partnership has now developed into a, AHRC-funded PhD in 'Creative Learning, Participation and Artistic Innovation', looking at the relationship between artistic excellence and community engagement.
Our Drama, English and Geography departments all have strong and developing links with the V&A, focusing on joint research projects and placement schemes. The Drama department was recebtly awarded an AHRC award for a PhD in the area of theatre archives and special collections.
The Geography department, in collaboration with Kew Gardens, was awarded an AHRC grant to fund a PhD on landscape design and botanic gardens in 2010.
Our partnership with the British Library has taken a range of forms, from collaborative doctoral funded positions to our Drama department working on a project to catalogue the Lord Chamberlain's Plays: 1852-1863.Our Modern Languages staff work in partnership with the British Library on the very successful Italian Academies research project.
We have a long-standing and productive relationship with the Globe Theatre, mainly through our English deartment, and most recently in Dr Christie Carson's involvement in 'Shakespeare beyond English: a Global Experiment', in which contributors blogged responses to the theatre's 2012 Globe to Globe season of the plays performed in different languages and through different cultures.
Royal Holloway's Drama department has worked on a range of activities with the Lyric since 2010, in a prgramme deisgned to enhance the extend the scope andepth of educational capabilities. For example, joint reserach and Lottery funding bids, Lyric practicioners teaching on the MA in Applied Drama, and a pilot performance piece with undergraduae students.
Our relationship with the Museum of London is illustrative of how such collaborations can directly benefit postgraduate students. Our MA in Medieval Studies, taught by medievalists from a number of departments at Royal Holloway, is enhanced by the Museum's resources and the researche expertise of its staff. Students can follow courses at the Museum and acquire specialist skills relating to the display and interpretation of material culture.
Through our Holocaust Research Centre, we have a well-established relationship with the Imperial War Museum. This has resulted in a number of joint workshops and involvement by our academics in events around Holocaust Memorial Day. In addition, Royal Holloway's Professor David Cesarani sits on the Museum's Board, and former director of the Museum's Holocaust Exhibion, Suzanne Bargdett, sits on the Board of our Holocaust Research Centre.
The Society's relationship with our Department of Geography and has led to a diversity of collaboarative work, including joint publications but also sharing of resources for research such as a Royal Holloway.
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