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Advice, guidance and reviews

Advice and Guidance

This document provides advice to arts and humanities researchers on planning how to engage with policy makers:

Guidance on planning and demonstrating effective policy engagement (PDF, 3.7MB)

A workshop on challenges and opportunities for engaging with public policy held at the University of Birmingham (on 12 July 2013) highlighted the following:

Reviews and reports

  • What is the value of history in policymaking?, Dr Catherine Haddon, Dr Joe Devanny, Professor Charles Forsdick and Professor Andrew Thompson (2014). The report has come out of four round table discussions relating to ‘Making History Work’, organised by the AHRC’s Care for the Future: Thinking Forward Through the Past and Translating Cultures research themes as well as the Institute for Government.
  • Arts and humanities research and innovation - In collaboration with NESTA, the AHRC launched a report entitled Arts and Humanities Research and Innovation (PDF, 1.7MB). The report details the unique contribution that arts and humanities research makes towards the UK’s successful exploitation of new ideas. The report discusses the growing evidence that arts and humanities research has a positive effect on the rapid economic growth taking place within the creative industries, and overlaps with the development of science and technology. In particular, it details the way in which research in the arts and humanities contributes towards innovation in a way that is defined more broadly than purely scientific and technological terms.