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Read, Watch and Listen

Malcolm McNeill - Chinese Painting Specialist at Christie's

Malcolm explains AHRC made it possible for him to consider doctoral research. He added: “I wouldn’t have been able to take on the doctorate without their support. It was financially not viable for me to do that, so that made all the difference”.

Entries for our Spring Diary

Today (20 March 2019) we’re asked people across the UK to submit up to 150 words about the official arrival of spring. All entrants up until noon Friday, 22 March 2019, will go forward to be chosen for the eBook which will be available this summer. Submission for entries at www.ahrc.ukri.org/spring-diary has now closed.

Reading the world's longest-running children's magazine

Argentina’s Billiken is the world’s longest-running children’s magazine. Named after the Billiken doll that was designed in the early 20th century and became enormously popular in the United States, the magazine has been published by Editorial Atlántida, in Buenos Aires, since November 1919.

Researching the world of songwriting

Adopting a holistic approach to the community in order to obtain a better understanding of the scope of contexts and ways in which songwriting is useful, creating opportunities for new conversations, projects and publications,

Understanding Money

A new free online course aims to help us all better analyse how we understand money.

Forgotten Female Composers: One Year On

After the broadcast concerts featuring lost works by female composers we caught up with three of the academics involved in the project to hear what happened next.

Interview with PhD award winner Anne-Marie Eze

She says that ‘the AHRC studentship added the chance to work at the British Library.  In my field it is the pinnacle.  It represented a way into the British Library, and to be able to work with a knowledgeable, generous team of colleagues where I learnt such a lot.

Going to Japan with the International Placement Scheme

In 2017, Medieval History PhD student Lance Pursey, from the University of Birmingham, went to the National Museum of Ethnology (MINPAKU), part of the National Institutes for the Humanities, with the International Placement Scheme (IPS). 

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.