Arts & Humanities
The Collaborative began with a focus on biomedicine, but has since expanded to encompass educational and collaboration opportunities in the arts, humanities and other sciences. Interactions between faculty, and students of Yale and UCL have spread across the campuses at both universities.
While new collaborations are being developed with a focus on global health and sustainable cities, some examples of programs that have been implemented include:
Student Exchange Program: Graduate schools at Yale and UCL have an agreement allowing the exchange of Ph.D. candidates. This program gives doctoral students the opportunity to undertake a period of research at Yale or UCL under the supervision of a faculty member at the respective university. It is hoped that the experience will allow Yale and UCL doctoral students to enhance their current work and forge links between the two institutions and within their research areas. To learn more about this program, visit http://www.grad.ucl.ac.uk/yale-ucl/.
The 2012 exchange candidates are:
- Kathleen Sparks, UCL Centre for Intercultural Studies, is spending two months at Yale’s Comparative Literature department
- Gail Zuckerwise, UCL Dutch, is spending two months at Yale’s History department
- William Bowers, UCL English Language and Literature, is spending three months at Yale’s English Literature department
- Tom Ue, UCL English Language and Literature, is spending one month at Yale’s English department
- Adam Lecznar, UCL Greek and Latin, is spending three months at Yale’s Greek department
- William Coleman, UCL History, is spending three months at Yale’s History department
- Hana Qugana, UCL History, is spending three months in Yale’s History department
- Raisa Sidenova, Yale Film Studies, working with Professor Julian Graffy at UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies.
HistoryFaculty Leads: Professor Nicola Miller, UCL
Professor Steve Pincus, Yale
Faculty are discussing collaborative possibilities and sharing expertise in areas including methodologies, economic sociology, political economy, and international relations. In development by the Leads is a graduate seminar to be taught at Yale involving students from both institutions.
LawFaculty Leads: Judith Resnik, Yale and UCL (visiting professor)
In 2012, the UCL Judicial Institute and Yale Law School held a joint half-day seminar in London on “Interpreting and Generating Rights in Multi-Level Jurisdictions: Exploring Sources of Law and Norms.” Participants included justices of the UK Supreme Court, Supreme Courts of Canada, Australia, and Ghana, Court of Appeal of England and Wales, US Court of Appeal as well as representatives from the European Court of Justice, Yale, Harvard, and UCL.
PhilosophyFaculty Leads: Professor Fiona Leigh, UCL
Professor Verity Harte, Yale
The concentration of this collaboration was a project on Plato’s later metaphysics. The project was funded by the British Academy for the Arts and Humanities and the British Council. The end product of the project is three academic papers, authored by Dr. Leigh, one of which was accepted for publication in Phronesis and another in Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society.