The rich research landscape at ToRS has provided the department with a uniquely cross-disciplinary constellation. ToRS gathers language-based area studies of the oft-called non-Western world (Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe, the Arctic, and Mesoa-America) and comparative disciplines (the study of religions, minority studies, and comparative culture studies) into one organisation for research into the histories, cultures, societies, politics, and religions across time and space. This has been a fertile ground for innovative research initiatives setting the international research agenda.

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