The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities
Based at the historic Radcliffe Humanities Building, TORCH | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities provides an important opportunity for humanities scholars to collaborate with researchers across the University, with other academic institutions and with the wider public. TORCH hosts a range of open public lectures throughout the academic year and provides online access to videos of its lectures, events and workshops based in Oxford and its partner institutions. TORCH also facilitates openness and cross-disciplinary dialogue within the academic community itself by sponsoring research networks and major research programmes.
Launched in Spring 2013, TORCH is a fundamental part of the University of Oxford Humanities Division strategy and works in partnership with other Universities and Research Centres globally . Through provision of seminar rooms, startup funding, administrative support and publicity, the Centre enables new communities of scholars to generate and develop cross-disciplinary research groups. TORCH also sponsors an Annual Headline Series, hosts a wide range of projects including Digital Humanities and the Humanitas Visiting Professorship programme, and provides research space for around 26 early-career scholars.