We also have a number of research centres grouped within Area Studies.
The UCL Centre for Research on the Dynamics of Civilisation (CREDOC) sought to understand the social phenomenon of 'civilisation' and to challenge the often politicised role it is being made to play in the modern world. Its programme ran from October 2013 to July 2018.
The Centre for Humanities Interdisciplinary Research Projects (CHIRP) was established in September 2012 to provide a hub for interdisciplinary research activities based within Arts & Humanities and Social & Historical Sciences, and to amplify the reputation of these distinguished areas of UCL research activity as widely as possible. From August 2015, management of CHIRP initiatives and funding were transferred to the UCL Institute of Advanced Studies.
Secularity and Secularism Studies (SSS) was a centre for multi- and interdisciplinary research into secularity. Its work encompassed philosophical and political secularisms, as well as an array of so-called secular phenomena, be it atheist, non-theist and nonreligious populations, the de-sacralisation of literature and the arts, or any number of modern institutions that are designated as secular, including the university itself.