Research Projects

The Oxford Centre for Life-Writing is very interested in participating in, or hosting, long-term research projects on a subject related to life-writing. 

If you are planning a research bid, and are interested in exploring opportunities for working with us as a project partner (possibly involving conferences held at OCLW, visiting scholarships or other research activities), please in the first instance email OCLW with a short paragraph (500 words max) describing the project, the type of input you envisage from OCLW, and the funding body to which you are applying. 

Current Partnerships 

OCLW is acting as a project partner to a research bid in development by John S. Bak at the Université de Lorraine, on 'Literary Journalism and War'. Professor Bak will be a Visiting Scholar at OCLW throughout the academic year 2014-15. 

OCLW Awards Announcements Summer 2017
11 August 2017

We are delighted to announce the recipients of the OCLW/ODNB research bursaries and Tony Gray Visiting Scholarship for 2017/2018.

Dancing Lives News Image
27 July 2017

The conference brought together scholars, curators, biographers, and dance practitioners to explore how people write about the lives of dancers...

28 June 2017

Dr Kate Kennedy of Wolfson College has won an Early Career Researcher award...