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Patricia Phillippy
Department of English Literature
School of Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Penrhyn Road
Kingston University
Kingston Upon Thames
Surrey KT1 2EE



CHK is committed to interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research, and seeks connections between the ongoing research interests of staff and students in a variety of disciplines. We encourage new collaborations and promote the applications for internal and external funding for collaborative projects by affiliated staff and students. For further information, or to propose a project for sponsorship please contact us using the details on the left.

CHK is the sponsor or co-sponsor of these programmes:

  • Cultural Histories @ Kingston: The FASS Thinking Lecture Series
  • KiSS: The Kingston Shakespeare Seminars
  • WIP: The CHK Work-in-Progress Seminar Series
    WIP is a bi-weekly seminar that provides an opportunity for staff and postgraduate students to pre-circulate work in progress and to receive collegial feedback and commentary in the one-hour seminar. We welcome proposals for presentations of still unpublished work: please contact Patricia Phillippy using the details on the left
  • KWIP Colloquium for Postgraduate Research
    The Kingston Work in Progress, or KWIP, is a mini-conference, run in-house across the Schools of PASS and Humanities. Its purpose is to provide postgraduate students with the opportunity to present their work within a supportive and friendly atmosphere, and to help them develop the skills of public speaking and 'defence' of their research that will be invaluable at larger conferences and in vivas. Students at KWIP are encouraged to discuss their drafts and unfinished projects, in short, informal papers of only 10 or 15 minutes, and to gain feedback from staff and fellow postgraduates. KWIP has expanded each year and now welcomes students from other HE institutions, and special guest speakers.
  • The Centre for the Historical Record at Kingston University
    The CHR was launched in 2011 to promote collaborative research and knowledge exchange between historians, archivists, museum curators, heritage providers and members of the public with an interest in history. It has strong links with organizations and professional bodies in the field of public history including The National Archives, the Natural History Museum, The Wellcome Library and The Historical Association's Public History Committee. The centre runs seminars, conferences and workshops on archives and public history that are also open to the public. It also specializes in digitizing historical records with help from volunteers and is home to a number of major research projects such as the Historic Hospitals Admission Records Project.
  • Life Narrative Research Group (LNR)
  • Iris Murdoch Archive and Schools Outreach Project

CHK is the institutional home in the UK for two international journals:

  • Cinema Journal
  • Sixteenth Century Journal
    Since 1969, SCJ has published world-class research on early modern literature, culture, history, art history, and religious studies under the sponsorship of the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference.

CHK is proud to co-sponsor upcoming conferences by internationally-renowned learned societies:

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