CICR | Centre for Integrated Caribbean Research

About us

The Centre for Integrated Caribbean Research (CICR) is a part of the School of Advanced Study, University of London, and came about thanks to an initiative of the Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS).


Unique in the UK and Europe, the Centre for Integrated Caribbean Research supports collaborative research among scholars in the Humanities and cognate Social Sciences, focusing on interdisciplinary and comparative work across historical, political, cultural and linguistic boundaries in the Caribbean region.  The Centre seeks to promote research into the Caribbean as an integrated unit, leading to new research agendas for scholars in the field.


The CICR aims to develop comprehensive programmes of research promotion and facilitation activities that focus on new approaches to the region that span linguistic, disciplinary and conceptual boundaries. This shall enable scholars to participate in broader conversations across the humanities disciplines concerned with Caribbean studies. As a hub for intellectual exchange, the Centre hopes to enable the discovery and development of new knowledge at the edges and intersections of traditional fields of study heretofore neglected by academia.


The Centre shall act as a resource centre for Caribbean studies in the UK and beyond. It shall bring to a wider audience the library and other resources available in SAS and the Senate House Library. It will also develop a portal to digital resources available nationally and internationally for the study of the Caribbean region.


The Centre is committed to the dissemination of research findings beyond academia. It intends to collaborate with relevant NGOs, government bodies, embassies and local communities, especially those of Caribbean heritage, and provide input to public policy


Through these activities the Centre shall: