The American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS), established in 1973, is a non-profit, tax-exempt, non-partisan educational organization and a member of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers. Its mission is to encourage and support research on issues relevant to Pakistan and the promotion of scholarly exchange between the United States and Pakistan. To fulfill this mission, AIPS provides research fellowships to American researchers, administers lectureships, and sponsors academic conferences.
The African Studies Program coordinates teaching and research on Africa at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Formally established in 1961 and one of the earliest such programs in the country, it has trained a total of 700 Africa specialists at the Ph.D. level over the years. Tens of thousands of Wisconsin undergraduates have taken Africa courses in more than 30 departments. The African Studies Program also sponsors a variety of activities for faculty members, students, and the public, including lecture series, symposia, fellowships, and outreach events, and services to strengthen Africa knowledge outside of the University.
The Center for Asian and Pacific Studies is a research and outreach center devoted to promoting understanding of the Asia-Pacific region. Its primary aim is to foster collaborative and individual research engaging Asia-interested scholars from the UO, the nation, and around the world. The Center is distinctive in terms of its geographic scope with programmatic focus on East Asia, South East Asia, South Asia, and the Pacific Islands.
The creation of the Center for Sikh and Punjab Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, was approved in the spring of 2004. Located jointly in Global and International Studies Program and Religious Studies, the Center provides institutional support for the study of the Sikh tradition, the region of the Punjab, and the Punjabi communities settled in other parts of the world.
The first of its type in North America, the Center's aims are:
(1) to serve as a premier venue for research and scholarly exchange;
(2) to develop and promote undergraduate and graduate teaching;
(3) to disseminate knowledge through publications and outreach activities;
(4) to assist other universities embarking on programs in this area, and
(5) to be proactive in involving the Sikh/Punjabi community in these activities.
The Centre for Caribbean Studies was established in October, 1984 by the University Grants Committee with assistance from the Leverhulme Trust and the Nuffield Foundation. It was the first such Centre in the UK to recognise the significance of the Caribbean region and its historically interdependent linkages with the UK and the world. Further, the Centre recognised the differing legacies of the various European countries, particularly from the fifteenth century to the twentieth century in the region, that are reflected in the plurality of languages, cultures, and religions. Concomitantly, the communities of Caribbean peoples who later migrated and settled in Britain, Europe and the United States have also influenced culture and society in their adopted homelands.
The Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies is reflects significant interdisciplinary and cross-school (SOCCUL and HUMS) interest in the histories and cultures of colonialism, and in postcolonial studies. Its remit includes:
- acting as the forum for a seminar series and for more informal discussions of work in progress among its members
- supporting existing and potential MA programmes
- providing an intellectual 'home' for research students in both schools
- hosting occasional international conferences and symposia
- raising the profile of research at Sussex outside of the university
- capitalising on Sussex's historic and existing strengths in postcolonial studies, area studies, and imperialism/colonialism.
The SOAS Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS) will be formally launched in October 2009 to promote the disciplines of Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies and Postcolonial Studies in relation to Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The Centre is to be housed in and administered by the Faculty of Languages and Cultures, but as a Centre dedicated to interdisciplinary study it is not subordinate to any single Department in the Faculty, either administratively or intellectually.
The Centre for Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies (CIPCS) was founded in 2006 to bring together a wide range of research interests from staff in History and other disciplines in the School of Humanities at the University of Southampton. Its aim is to create a multi and increasingly inter-disciplinary research culture for academics and postgraduates working in the fields of Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies. The Centre will host regular research seminars and conferences as well as provide specialist expertise in postgraduate teaching and supervision. It will be supported in these aims by the relevant archival and printed collections of the University’s Hartley Library, and will, in its turn, seek to enhance awareness and use of these collections.
Post-colonial studies have been invigorated in recent years, generating new and important ways of looking at major intellectual and political issues. Our research harnesses the breadth of that approach – bringing together disciplines as diverse as anthropology, sociology, media and theology – to examine questions of power and representation that impact on the development of sustainable modern societies.
With a world-class reputation for encouraging inter-disciplinary collaboration, Goldsmiths has long been a centre for postcolonial theory- not surprisingly, since postcolonialism is a field of enquiry which is by its very nature interdisciplinary and which flourishes across, and in the interstices between, academic disciplines.