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Travelling back in time to 18th century travel writing

Collaboration is key to designing research projects with real impact, as an AHRC-funded project is demonstrating. The four-year Curious Travellers project has been looking into travel into Wales and Scotland in the eighteenth century, focusing on the writer Thomas Pennant.

Becoming a broadcaster: Interview with New Generation Thinker Dr Joanne Paul

At about this time two years ago, Dr Joanne Paul was doing the same thing many early career researchers are doing now: putting the finishing touches to an application for the AHRC/BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinkers Scheme in the hope of combining her background in academia with new skills and experiences, working in radio and TV.

Telling the story of Spanish flu

Ahead of the opening of a new Spanish Flu Exhibition at the Florence Nightingale Museum, we spoke to Hannah Mawdsley, co-curator of the exhibition, about how they’re telling the story of Spanish flu and why its stories are far too often forgotten.

Bringing Macbeth to Bedlam asylum

Set in London's Bedlam asylum, this Restoration-era version will feature singing and dancing that takes the famous Scottish play into “semi-operatic” territory, according to Richard Schoch, from Queen's University, Belfast.

Spotlight on: Inspiration Award nominations

Discover more about the five projects that have been shortlisted for the ‘Inspiration Award’ as part of the AHRC and Wellcome Trust’s Health Humanities Medal 2018.