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Listed below are a selection of Callaghan related research projects:

Anti-Terrorism, Citizenship and Security in the UK - Dr Lee Jarvis.

Tianjin under Nine Flags: Colonialism in Comparative Perspective:  Professor Nicola Cooper is currently co-Principal Investigator on this 3 year ESRC large project.  The research aims at producing a comparative and trans-national analysis of the identities, practices and rivalries of five of the major powers established in Tianjin: Britain, France, Germany, Italy, and Russia. The project will provide powerful new insights into the understanding of colonial history, as well as the history of China, and will produce work with crossover value between a variety of different subfields of history and political science. See here for the project’s website:

Icelandic 'Imagined Recovery' Project - Dr David M Berry:  Iceland provides a potentially paradigmatic case study into financialisation and “imagined recovery” from a profound financial crisis facilitated by weakened democratic structures and processes of checks-and-balances. Indeed, the Icelandic financial crisis, is better understood as a profound crash of the economy, more broadly defined. Also, to test a variation of Cultural Political Economy employing a conceptual apparatus taken from the work of Boltanski et al.  This research is being run by Queen Mary, University of London; Swansea University and Bifrost University. See

GWACS:  The Callaghan Centre is affiliated with the Group for War and Culture Studies (GWACS). GWACS was established in 1995 at the University of Westminster, and Key aspects of the Group's work are its focus on the forms and practices of cultural transmission in time of war, and the analysis of the impact of war on cultural identity and international cultural relations.

Further strands of the Callaghan Centre:

The Modern European Ideologies, Conflict and Memory Research Group (MEICAM);

The Cultures of Discipline Group, which relates contemporary issues facing police and armed forces to the academic study and public representation of these institutions. Themes of investigation undertaken by the Group centre on the evolution of police and military culture(s) and how the police and the military are portrayed in the media, cinema, literature and the arts. The Group is keen to involve members of police and military organizations alongside academic researchers in order to promote exchanges of knowledge, ideas and experience in a multi-disciplinary context.