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Museum of Boundless Creativity nominations

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.

ECR Interview: Empowering the arts sector to tackle inequalities through data

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.

This prestigious doctoral studentship opens many doors

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.

'It was a rounded experience'

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.

Times Higher Education - Professor Andrew Thompson

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.

'I'm a great believer in life-long learning'

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. 

Ten years of UK participation in HERA Joint Research Programmes

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

Advice on making the most of your PhD

Dr Paul Yates completed his PhD in 2002. He studied Musicology and the topic of his research was “The Song Cycle in Nineteenth-Century France”.

How research helps produce prime time TV drama

The ITV production of Sanditon has grabbed viewers – and headlines – with its occasionally racy interpretation of Jane Austen's unfinished novel. But the popularity of Andrew Davies' production also illustrates the value of an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) project to digitise the author's manuscripts.

Connecting Health and the Environment through Literature

Funded through AHRC’s open call, Early Career Leadership Fellow Dr Samantha Walton from Bath Spa University, hopes to explore the role which creative writing – be it non-fiction, prose or poetry – plays in human-nature relations.