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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.

Digging Deep

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

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.

Standing the test of time

A major AHRC project is collecting the religious works of the one of the most important poets of the Renaissance.

Mackintosh Architecture

This film, the most recent in a series of films being commissioned to mark the AHRC's 10th anniversary, looks at a project that was funded by the AHRC in 2010. The Mackintosh Architecture project is a five year project that has been investigating the architecture of the celebrated Scottish architect, artist and designer, Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868 – 1928).

Earthworks

This image gallery looks at the ways in which we can work with and within the earth.

Discordant Notes, 1927-31

The first AHRC Image Gallery of 2015 looks at the Musicians’ Union campaign to safeguard members’ employment in the 1920s and 30s.

China: Cultural Encounters

A film looking at how the AHRC is leading the way in bringing together UK/Chinese academic partners in the arts, humanities, and creative industries. 

 

Research-inspired fiction

Our latest feature article looks at Julia Golding, whose DPhil lay the groundwork for an award-winning career writing children's literature.

Picturing China: An AHRC 10th Anniversary film

In the second of a series of specially commissioned films to mark our 10th Anniversary year, we look back to 2006 and the ‘Historical Photographs of China’ project at the University of Bristol.