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Read, Watch and Listen

The Last Song of the Nightingale

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.    

Festive Food: A Viking Feast for Yuletide

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.

 

 

What do film commissioning editors look for?

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.

How a HUG can help people with dementia

People living with advanced dementia often become withdrawn, depressed and 'locked in'.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.

ECR interview: Making connections is key

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.

ECR interview: Making the most of a unique opportunity

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. 

Education and impact of the First World War

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?

Ventilation design on the prevalence of Anti-Microbial Bacteria in homes

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.

RIFA 2018 – Social Media Short Award

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.

AHRC image gallery marks Anti-Slavery Day on 18 October 2018

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

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.

AHRC summer reads

The Arts and Humanities Research Council would like to invite you to share with us your suggestions for summer reads.

Rising from the Depths network

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.