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Read, Watch and Listen

Sail away

A project set up a decade ago to explore the Scottish diaspora has had a host of unpredicted impacts

The Hajj, Ethnography and British Muslims

Up to 25,000 British Muslims travel annually to Makkah to perform Hajj. Our new image gallery explores the great pilgrimage that returns Muslims to the birthplace of their faith.

Rivals, Rebels and the Parthian Empire

In the 1st century BC, the Parthian Empire stretched from Bactria in modern Afghanistan to the River Euphrates in modern Iraq. This image gallery explores Parthian-Roman relations during the military confrontations and ideological battles of that period. 

Living literary Edinburgh

With the Edinburgh Festival in full flow, an AHRC-funded project is making literary information about the city available to all.

Intellectual virtues

Intellectual virtues have often been thought of as qualities that are good for the individual. However, a new AHRC-funded Early Career Fellowship, Intellectual Virtue and the Good Life: Ethical and Epistemic Values, has been looking at how they can benefit communities and society as a whole.

Tangible Memories

The ‘Tangible Memories: Community in Care’ project involves researchers from the University of Bristol who have been working alongside Alive! activities, artists and care home residents, staff and managers from across Bristol.

Going straight

Digital Panopticon – the project takes its name from the philosopher Jeremy Bentham’s proposal for a new kind of jail, with cells radiating from a central point, so that inmates could have the eyes of the authorities continuously upon them.

The wives of Ernest Hemingway

A novel by an AHRC-funded PhD student and International Placement Scheme award-holder is winning prizes and garnering public and critical acclaim.

Magna Carta - 800 years of Law, Liberty and Legacy

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) is marking 800th anniversary of Magna Carta by publishing a new film which examines how academic research is critical in underpinning a major exhibition at the British Library.

The Brontës and War

From brooding Rochester and cruel John Reed to brutish Heathcliff, the Brontës’ male characters are best known for their flaws. But where did their vision of imperfect masculinity originate? The ideal Victorian gentleman exhibited characteristics of honour and moral uprightness – not necessarily immediately obvious in the Brontës’ leading male figures.

Stonehenge Riverside Project

his film from the AHRC is the latest in our specially commissioned series which celebrates the AHRC’s 10th anniversary. This film looks back to the year 2007 and the Stonehenge Riverside Project.

The Irish in Britain

Dr Liam Harte explains how his research into the Irish in Britain became the basis for a new play written and directed by Martin Lynch.

Masculinities Challenged - Reserved Occupations in Britain, 1939-1945

In the Second World War, young and able-bodied men went off to battle, whilst women took over traditionally male roles in factories and on the land – or so the popular version goes. But the reality of wartime society was much more complex, as an AHRC-funded research project has been demonstrating.

Digging Deep

'My career shows how arts and humanities research can make a valuable contribution to the public good, in the widest sense.'