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AHRC Tenth Anniversary consultative workshop for PGRs and ECRs

Date: 22/10/2014

The AHRC is marking its tenth anniversary in 2015 through a number of activities designed 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.

In preparation for these activities, we would like to invite Postgraduate Researchers (PGRs) and Early Career Researchers (ECRs) based in UK HEIs or Independent Research Organisations (IROs) to apply to take part in a consultative workshop that will help to shape the AHRC's tenth anniversary celebrations in 2015.

The workshop

The day-long event will bring together around 50 PGRs and ECRs from across disciplines to explore potential themes for anniversary events and the best ways of communicating to diverse audiences the value of arts and humanities research. In particular, the workshop will explore ideas around design, including visualisation, social media, branding and messaging.

The event promises to offer attendees wonderful networking opportunities and lively debate about the role of the AHRC over the last ten years and in the coming decade. This is your chance to offer advice to the AHRC on how best to imagine its past and its future. Participants may be able to play a continuing role throughout the tenth anniversary, and this consultation offers a chance to gain an insight into the broader arts and humanities sector and gain transferable skills applicable within and outside of academia.

The consultation workshop will be hosted by the Digital Humanities Hub (University of Birmingham) 10am – 4pm on Wednesday 19 November 2014 and will be run in partnership with the AHRC, the AHRC Commons Fellow, and the School of Museum Studies (University of Leicester).

Refreshments will be provided at the event and successful applicants will be able to claim standard class travel expenses and, if unable to travel to and from the venue within a day, one night of accommodation.


To apply to take part in the event, you must be:

A UK resident over 18 currently working or studying at a UK university or Independent Research Organisation (IRO) and working within one of the disciplinary domains of the AHRC.

You will be either:

a) Undertaking an arts or humanities postgraduate or postdoctoral research project or working as a postgraduate or postdoctoral member of an arts or humanities research project.


b) Within eight years of the award of your PhD.


c) Within six years of your first academic appointment.

Your application

Applicants should fill in the application which will include the two following questions:

Please give an account of your research interests and specialisms in 250 words.

Please indicate in 250 words what you would bring to a consultative workshop on the AHRC's 10th anniversary activities.


The closing date is 5pm on the 28th October.

All applicants will hear whether they have been successful or not by the 5th November.

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