Pembroke is proud to be home to world class researchers working across the breadth of academic disciplines on projects ranging from solo investigations to large international collaborations with colleagues from institutions around the globe. College life facilitates the building of close relationships between academics and students which leads to the development of interesting cross-disciplinary research questions and the fruitful practical collaboration which is the result of working with people we know and like.
We are proud to be home to a small number of specific research centres, led by Pembroke academics.
The Quill Project
Quill researches and models the context within which constitutional conventions, legislative assemblies, and other formal groups made decisions. The project is directed by Dr Nicholas Cole, a political historian specializing in post-Independence America, and operates across the fields of humanities, computer science, and the social sciences.
Religion and the Frontier Challenges
‘Religion and the Frontier Challenges’ is a postdoctoral research fellowship programme that was established in October 2019. The programme is a part of the University of Oxford, based at Pembroke College with an affiliation with the Faculty of Theology and Religion.
The Changing Character of War Centre
Based here in Pembroke, CCW members' research addresses the most significant themes and challenges produced by war, and analyses the dynamics of change. The Centre is focused and coheres around the idea of war, that is armed conflict, while engaging with other disciplines and fields to improve the quality and depth of understanding.
Our academics work on a wide range of research programmes and these are just a few examples.
Global Security Programme
The Global Security Programme (GSP) conducts research on global security in the contemporary world. It focuses on questions related to security dynamics in the context of armed conflict and the global illicit economy, transitions from war to peace, and responses to insecurity. Our award-winning research analyses changing conflict dynamics and security landscapes in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America.
Qur’anic Commentary: An Integrative Paradigm (QuCIP)
QuCIP is a research project that will deliver groundwork for the first historical-critical commentary on a sizable portion of the Qur’an in English. It focuses on Surahs 1–3 and aims to illustrate an approach that addresses three core dimensions of the Qur’an.