On 7 July, Times Higher Education published an article by AHRC Executive Chair, Professor Andrew Thompson, reflecting on how universities are in a powerful position to help societies address history in a way that informs the present and shapes the future
We asked people that are passionate about the cultural and creative industries to make some suggestions for what they’d like to see in the first collection of the Museum of Boundless Creativity.
This interview with the Centre’s Director - Hasan Bakhshi - highlights the vital role of research in stimulating and sustaining innovation in this dynamic and fast-growing part of the economy.
In partnership with Arts Council England, Dr Susan Oman from the University of Sheffield developed a new process to improve inequality measurement, including class background, in the UK cultural sector. Through funding from AHRC’s Creative Economy Engagement Fellowship scheme, Dr Oman’s research triggered the creation of a new network of arts and culture professionals working in publicly funded institutions which offers support in gathering and analysing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion related data.
An AHRC-funded doctoral studentship gave Dr Ferris access to ‘an incredibly supportive environment for a researcher’. Our conversation focused on her experiences as a doctoral student and the transformational impact that participating in the International Placement Scheme had on her thesis.
In October 2019 the AHRC funded project, Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies (MEITS), part of the Open World Research Initiative, opened the UK’s first Pop-Up Museum of Languages.
Dr Rachel Hanna talked to us about the benefits of being a DTP doctoral student, using ethnographic observation and critical thinking in a non-academic career, and the importance of a work-life balance when studying for a PhD.
Researchers in developing countries have often been confined to minor roles as translators and data gatherers. But there are signs that the scales are tipping. Simon Baker considers the extent and nature of collaboration between the Global North and South, while Andrew Thompson reflects on the next iteration of the UK’s Global Challenges Research Fund.
When asked about his experience of undertaking an AHRC-funded doctoral studentship and the impact the grant had on his career, former Army Colonel and current senior civil servant Dr Martin Gliniecki enthusiastically spoke about the value of lifelong learning, using philosophy in policy-making, and interpreting immigration law through moral lenses.
Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) is a network of national funding agencies committed to leading and developing funding opportunities for humanities researchers in Europe. Since its inception it has grown from 14 to 26 national agencies