“It's been a steep learning curve,” says Professor Roey Sweet as she reflects back on her first year overseeing the research council’s diverse partnerships, including those with its Independent Research Organisations (IROs) and international research partners.
While the Robin is a bird that is synonymous with Christmas; there’s another bird that is in desperate need of our attention, according to producers, Katie Stacey and Luke Massey, whose film Singing with Nightingales, was shortlisted for the AHRC Research in Film Awards 2018.
We asked Dr Pippa Marland from the University of Leeds to curate a list of recommended wildlife reads that have appeared in 2018, from people passionate about writing on the natural world, and a sneak preview of a much anticipated new book that will be published in May 2019.
Data scientists and humanities scholars are uniting for a bold new project that seeks to dispel the myth of 'the lone scholar' and provide new insights into the human impact of the Industrial Revolution.
Dr Steve Ashby, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Archaeology, University of York, tells us about his research, and offers us some ideas for an alternative festive feast.
So you’ve made a film, but what’s next? Richard Davidson-Houston, Head of All 4, and RIFA 2018 judge, gives his top five tips on how best to approach commissioning editors.
To mark the anniversary of this tragedy, researchers have developed an online application, 'Visualising the Iolaire', which provides a virtual map of the disaster.
People living with advanced dementia often become withdrawn, depressed and 'locked in'. But play can offer a way back out, according to a remarkable multidisciplinary project based at Cardiff Metropolitan University.
“I am now viewed a little differently both within my specialist peer group, and in my academic department”
Dr Richard Bramwell – a Lecturer in Communication and Media Studies at Loughborough University – reflects on what he’s learned moving beyond his PhD to become a full-time academic.
“Without this project, I would never have been able to amass the data to make that jump between texts to thinking more about their contexts of production.”
Why do we fight? And what happens to us when we stop? These deceptively simple questions are at the heart of About A War, a remarkable feature-length documentary.
Dr Alinka Greasley talks about her life as an Early Career Researcher which she described as a valuable time, which brought unique opportunities, that helped her build a strong foundation for a successful future career.
A PhD can be a powerful tool for professional development, a way to take your career to the next level - and an opportunity to build a business that makes a difference, says Dr Justine Reilly.
AHRC funded engagement centres have been supporting community groups to research how the war impacted on educational institutions. How did they cope and what was their contribution?
Could the design of modern homes be making us ill? For World Antibiotics Awareness Week (12-18 November 2018) it is a question being asked by Tim Sharpe, Professor in Environmental Architecture and Director of Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit at Glasgow School of Art.
Here are the five nominees for Best Research Film of the Year which recognises the best film produced by a researcher or research team in the last year.
Following the end of the First World War, the soldiers returned home to resume their lives. Many though had sustained physical and/or mental injuries, requiring medical support. However, the state could not look after them all, with many having to rely on charitable institutions or family.
In Britain, the First World War had an impact on the lives of everyone - young or old, male or female. The horrors soldiers faced while away fighting is well documented, but less has been said about those that stayed at home.
As part of the British Empire, Asian soldiers fought for the Allies in the Middle East campaign. However, similar to black soldiers, their contribution during the First World War has often been overlooked.
Stonehenge is the centrepiece of a fascinating archaeological landscape. On the anniversary of the site being given to the nation, we look back at some of the research the AHRC has funded at and around this iconic monument.
The Social Media Award recognises the growing importance of socially shared video and showcases the best short films made with social media platforms in mind.
This is a brand new film category for 2018, designed to showcase the stories and impact of human migration at a transnational, national and/or local community level.
We asked AHRC funded PhD student Becky Lawton to tell us about her involvement with the major new exhibition at the British Library on the Anglo-Saxon.
This online gallery features images from the world’s first archive of murals focused on modern slavery and human trafficking. The archive was launched in 2018 as part of the AHRC-funded, Antislavery Usable Past project which is embedding the lessons of past antislavery movements into the contemporary movement to end global slavery
Jacob Downs is researching the popularity of headphones for his AHRC-funded PhD in the Department of Music at the University of Sheffield.
This week we’re starting with the Doctoral Award or Early Career Film, which showcases the rich and diverse research produced as a result of AHRC funding.
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.
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.
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.
The winners of the inaugural Health Humanities Medal were announced yesterday during a parliamentary reception to celebrate their achievements
Roseanne Watt talks to the AHRC about winning the Edwin Morgan Poetry prize in August.
These nominees all illustrate the scale and international scope of work being led by researchers in the UK.
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.
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.
A computer that can write sonnets has been making headlines, but an AHRC-funded project brought back to life a Victorian poetry machine that was a sensation in its day.
The British women's hockey team has been a remarkable success in recent years.But while the team may seem to have burst out of nowhere, hockey has a long history of success.
A Welsh outlaw was hanged in 1290. But he miraculously came back to life and went on pilgrimage - accompanied by the Norman lord who had tried to execute him.
The Arts and Humanities Research Council would like to invite you to share with us your suggestions for summer reads.
In 1918 a flu pandemic swept across the world lasting two years from January 1918 - December 1920.
How the Arts and Humanities Research Council is working with the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to advise and influence policymakers and help address key issues
A new AHRC-funded project studying marine cultural heritage along the coast of east Africa in Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and Madagascar conducting research on coastal and offshore infrastructure developments exploring ways in which local communities can engage with marine heritage for educational, social, and economic development.
The battle to find ways to stop the spread of these dangerous new bacteria is being fought fiercely on many fronts. But not just by the scientists that you might typically associate with hospitals
What do the changing ways that we use to remember those we loved, tell us about the way society itself is changing?
A new project being carried out by IRO Historic Royal Palaces is revealing a previously little-known aspect of their rule: their incredible tents.
What did it feel like to be poor in Victorian Britain? 'In Their Own Write', a new collaboration aims to find out.
Tate is leading the way in showing what an adventurous AHRC IROs can achieve when a commitment to research underpins everything it does.
The answer might be by allowing them to explore the work on their own terms by placing it in an experimental mixed-reality environment, according to researchers behind a remarkable new project at the V&A, Immersive Dickens.
The Arts and Humanities Research Council's Leadership Fellows scheme is a chance to focus intently on your research goals and discover new interests as well, according to Professor Abigail Green.
The arts and humanities are “the public's greatest route towards health and wellbeing” and a “shadow NHS”, according to the world's first Professor of Health Humanities, Paul Crawford.