The ICPS is a multilingual forum - internationalist in spirit, interdisciplinary in method - for the comparative treatment of ideas, issues and problems related to the study of the colonial past and to the cultures of the contemporary postcolonial world.

It plays a key role in expanding each of these dynamic and rapidly developing research fields. Its central objectives are to re-assess colonial histories in all their complexity and diversity, and to gauge their continuing impact upon our globalised world.

The ICPS organises a range of events across the year and is involved in various research projects. These include the HERA funded Arctic Encounters project, and Postcolonial Europe, a network funded by the AHRC. Events include an Annual International Lecture and an outreach event, the Community Day. For more information on our activities, click the relevant tab at the head of the page.

Staff profile

Catherine Karkov

My research centres on early medieval art, especially Anglo-Saxon art, with a particular focus on questions of voice, gender, identity, nationalism and the postcolonial Middle Ages.

Student Profile