Promoting and facilitating research are central to the Institute’s role, reflected in its dynamic events programme and distinguished list of scholarly publications. Its world-famous Library serves as a magnet to researchers at all levels, from postgraduate students to senior scholars. The Institute is home to several major Archives, which we hope in due course will provide valuable digital research tools. In addition we seek to foster collaborative research with other institutions and individuals; this expanding dimension of the Institute’s work is here described under Networks. Several major Research Projects also take place under the aegis of the Institute.