Vision and Strategy

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AHRC Strategy (2013-2018)
‘The Human World:
The Arts and Humanities in our Time’

Our remit, what we do, challenges and priorities. Our research, the people and our partnerships, with a look at the wider perspective too.

Delivery Plan

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Delivery Plan 2016 - 2020 (PDF, 541KB)

Our vision and delivering national needs and research excellence, the effectiveness through partnerships and what it takes to have an effective and efficient organisation.

The Creative Economy

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Articulating Co-Creation for economic
and cultural value (2015)

Findings and analysis of the four KE Hubs for the creative economy: Creative Exchange, Creativeworks London, Design in Action and REACT.

The Environment

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A Unique Contribution: AHRC and the Environment (PDF, 4.3MB)

Highlighting how our research can provide new perspectives on weather, climate change, and natural history, each with implications on how we engage people to care and protect their environment.


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A Decade of Success (2017) (PDF, 4.9MB)

IROs are now playing a vital role in training the next generation of researchers that allow them to create a bank of skills designed to benefit their career progression.


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Career Paths of AHRC funded PhD Students

With respondents and their PhD research, an overview of Career Paths, a sectoral analysis of career paths and respondent perspectives on the value of a PhD.


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World War One Engagement Centres (PDF, 2.5MB)

Directors from the five WW1 Engagement Centres reflect on their achievements to date and look forward to ongoing research projects.

Reviews and reports


In order of most recent first.

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Slavery past and present (2018) (PDF, 677KB)

24-page brochure looking at how arts and humanities research shapes understanding of historic and modern slavery.

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Forgotten Female Composers (2018) (PDF, 1.9MB)

12-page brochure with in-depth profiles of all the female composers.

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Connected Communities (PDF, 541KB)

Understanding the changing nature of communities in their contexts and the role of communities in sustaining and enhancing our quality of life.


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