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The Way We Live Now - The AHRC Anniversary Essay Competition

AHRC 10th anniversary logo

The AHRC is marking its tenth anniversary in 2015 through a number of activities to showcase the achievements of the arts and humanities research community over the last decade, to look forward to the coming decade and to celebrate the role of the arts and humanities in all areas of our national life.

One of these activities is a series of ten debates held at universities and cultural organisations around the UK over the next year. The theme of the series is ‘The Way We Live Now’ and individual debates will focus on more specific themes including The Future City, Curating the Nation, the Challenge of Change, Beyond Digital, and many more.

These debates will examine key aspects of our human world, the ways in which they are changing and shaping our lives, and explore the ways in which the arts and humanities can help us understand our changing world.

Essay competition

To help build a legacy around the debates, capture the ideas expressed by speakers and members of the audience and to provide an exciting opportunity for doctoral students studying within the arts and humanities, the AHRC is running an essay competition linked to the debate series.  The competition is open to any current doctoral student registered at an eligible organisation (see the call document for eligibility). You do not have to be AHRC-funded to enter this competition.

Further information on the call, eligibility criteria and application process can be found within the call document (PDF, 57KB)