CHIRP was established in September 2012 to provide a hub for interdisciplinary research activities based within Arts & Humanities and Social & Historical Sciences at UCL. The centre’s aim is to amplify the reputation of these distinguished areas of UCL research activity as widely as possible, both across other Faculties of UCL and among outside institutions.
CHIRP run a variety of high-profile events to showcase interdisciplinary work at UCL, offer advice and support to UCL’s many and varied interdisciplinary research groups, and are currently funding several interdisciplinary research projects, with early career researchers attached. We also hope to have a number of short-term interdisciplinary distinguished visitor fellowships each year.
Professor Lisa Jardine CBE is Director of CHIRP and Professor of Renaissance Studies at UCL.