Friday, 22 July 2011

Theses in Progress in Commonwealth Studies 2011

The Institute of Commonwealth Studies’ Register of Commonwealth Research is a list of higher degree theses conducted at UK Universities and relating to the Commonwealth of Nations, its member countries, and the former British Empire. The Register has been maintained since 1949 and covers research both in progress and completed; its retrospective coverage extends back to the 1920s.

From the data held in the Register, the Institute compiles and publishes Theses in Progress in Commonwealth Studies as a snapshot of current research on the Commonwealth and Empire in Britain. The 2011 edition is now available.

In December 2006, the School of Advanced Study launched its online repository, SAS Space. This provided the opportunity, for the first time, to make available the files of the full Register. These are sub-divided by region and contain almost 17,500 records in total. The files are added annually and can be found online at SAS-Space.

The Register, and Theses in Progress, are compiled and maintained as a source of current and past research on the Commonwealth, and also as a point of contact between candidates for higher degrees in British universities. Readers of this directory may be interested to know about the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission Professional Networks, set up to encourage communication on themes of relevance across the Commonwealth. These Networks are open to past and current Commonwealth Scholars, and to anyone with an interest in the respective fields. More information on the networks can be found at the CSC website.

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