The Centre for Research in Romanticism (CRR) provides a focus for research in the areas of Romantic and 18th-century literature and culture. CRR is home to the Romantic Illustration Network (RIN), which brings together literary scholars, art historians and book historians in order to restore to view the importance of prints and book illustrations in the 18th and 19th centuries; and a member of the Anglo-Hispanic Horizons network, which examines the impact of the peninsular wars (1808-14) on British, European and Latin American culture and politics. Staff in the Centre collaborate with a wide range of institutional partners including museums, libraries, archives and heritage organizations.
The Romantic Illustration Network aims to restore to view the importance of book illustration and visual culture in the Romantic period, and across the 18th and 19th centuries. Through research, study days, partnerships and public engagement projects, RIN seeks to share research and develop new models for understanding the relationship between word and image, between large and small scale work, and between painting, print and illustration.