Associated partners

The TEEME consortium has established formal links with a number of non-academic institutions representing the cultural and creative industries of the four partner countries – including museums, galleries, theatres, concert venues, publishers, libraries, archives, trusts and charities – as well as a range of academic partners within and beyond the EU.

Non-academic partners

The involvement of non-academic institutions related to the field is central to the purpose of TEEME in disseminating research outcomes and maximizing their impact on a broader public. Publishers play an important role in editing, presenting and marketing Humanities research, and in the co-funding and co-supervising of publication projects. Libraries and archives are the custodians of the textual heritage of early modern times and contribute crucial knowledge about the history, preservation and storage of books, maps and manuscripts, whether in hard copy or electronic format, and about the continuing accessibility of this heritage to future generations. Museums and galleries have input through teaching sessions on object-related research, through opportunities for preparing exhibitions, and through providing a public platform on which early modern texts and events can be mediated to a wider audience. Theatres and concert venues are major outlets for early modern literary and musical works. They offer valuable insights into new and established practices of preparing and adapting the creative outputs of previous generations to the expectations and receptive habits of a 21st-century public. Trusts and charities add important contextual understanding of the societal location of academic research through their expertise in social outreach, more inclusive participation, and fundraising strategies.

The representatives of the cultural, creative and publishing industries listed in the table below all prominently cover early modern themes in their operational range. They will offer invaluable work placement opportunities to TEEME students and cover specific aspects of the interchange between academic and non-academic environments. Many of the partners are further involved in the programme through advisory roles as well as teaching and lecturing activities. The close working relationships with our varied range of associated partners will enhance employability prospects of TEEME students and address the perceived disconnect between scholarship and industry. Our ambition is to enable the flow of creative ideas from research into (and out of) cultural and social environments beyond narrow academic contexts. The exchange is envisaged to work in two directions: TEEME intends to spark new initiatives outside academia (which may result in exhibitions, publications, performances, campaigns, crossover projects, and other cultural events) but also expects that external interests and societal needs articulated by our associated members will have a noticeable impact on future academic research.

All work placements will be fully integrated into the programme and students’ personal research plans, and will have specific learning outcomes, a role profile, and assessment procedures attached. Each associated partner will nominate a placement supervisor for the doctoral candidate. The following institutions have so far agreed to offer annual placements to one or more TEEME students:

Negotiations are currently in progress with a range of other potential placement providers. Students on the programme can make a case to undertake work placements in institutions not included in the above list. Such alternative placements are subject to approval by the Academic Board.