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Edward Harcourt interview - AHRC's Delivery Plan

Our new Delivery Plan will break new ground by establishing priorities that are flexible and thematic rather than disciplinary, and underline the organisation's role as a national voice for the arts and humanities.

Erica Harrison – Using a PhD in 'challenging environments'

In 2015, Dr Erica Harrison completed her Collaborative Doctoral Award at the University of Bristol, partnering with Czech Radio to study the Czechoslovak Government-in-Exile during the Second World War and their relationship with broadcasting.

Doctoral Research: The African contemporary art scene

Stacey Kennedy’s AHRC-funded doctoral research explores the depth and vibrancy of the African contemporary art scene. It looks specifically at the women who work in this field, as curators, art fair directors, gallery owners or managers, art practitioners, art historians and scholars. 

Training the generation of researchers

Equipping the next generation of academics with skills that go beyond the academy is critical, whether they go on to become university researchers, or take their post-doctoral-level thinking to other organisations, according to Anne Sofield at AHRC duing Doctoral Week.

Future Leaders Interview: Dr Katie McQuaid

The arts have a vital role to play in helping marginalised communities cope with the impacts of climate change, according to Dr Katie McQuaid, an anthropologist and research fellow at the University of Leeds.

For one night only: Jazz 625 on the BBC

Dr Nicolas Pillai talks about the BBC's one-night-only revival of its landmark 1960s programme, Jazz 625, and why it comes at a great time for the genre.

Niall Geraghty – The benefits of doing a PhD

Niall Geraghty completed his AHRC doctoral award in 2015, from the University of Cambridge, here he talks about the benefit of doing a PhD and why AHRC funding was key to being able to complete his PhD

The Future of the Book

As we celebrate 300 years since the publication of Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe - arguably the first English novel, Emma Nuttall, talks to us about what could be next for the novel - and literature - in the years ahead. 

Getting into the Creative Industries

To mark the first ever Creative Industries Day, we asked four professionals from across the sector to tell us about their experiences getting in to the sector

"It's exactly the right thing to be doing"

The Creative Industries Clusters Programme is the right way to boost the sector, according to Lord Finsbury, the man who led the 1998 Government taskforce that first identified the economic value of the creative industries.