The Oxford Kafka Research Centre
aims to advance and co-ordinate research on Franz Kafka, and more generally on German-language and especially German-Jewish literature and culture in the period of Modernism.
Oxford Medieval Studies is one of the largest forums in the world for interdisciplinary research on the Middle Ages, bringing together over 200 academics and a large body of graduate students. The period of a thousand years from c.500 to c.
The Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment is a new and fast-expanding research centre with an annual programme of lectures, seminars and conferences on every aspect of the Enlightenment and the Eighteenth Century - from debates about tolerance and freedo
As a research department, our mission is to disseminate world-leading research into the Enlightenment, and to bring the debates of Voltaire and his contemporaries to the widest possible audience.