With the Easter Holidays rapidly approaching, it's the perfect time to introduce your children to the historical artefacts in our galleries and museums. And now poet Michael Rosen is part of a remarkable new project bringing them to life for a new generation.
With Frankenstein Mary Shelley created not only a literary classic, but also an enduringly poignant antiheroic character in the manmade monster who still stalks popular culture today – 200 years after the book was first published in 1818
Tarka the Otter needed defending. In an age of social media and online advocacy someone had to step up and promote the book for a new generation
We speak to award-winning journalist and author Rob Cowen about his book, Common Ground, being voted the third best-loved piece of nature writing in the UK
Ahead of the announcement of this year's group of New Generation Thinkers, here's an interview between New Generation Thinkers, Dr Alistair Fraser and Dr Sophie Coulombeau.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science might not seem like the first choice of event for archaeologists researching Iron Age settlements in the UK. But the truth is, archaeologists break through the boundaries between science and humanities all the time
To mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, we speak to political historian Adrian Bingham what the vote meant for ordinary people.
To mark the centenary of the Representation of the people act that gave some women in the UK the vote for the first time, we’ve interviewed three suffrage scholars on why February 6th 1918 is a date none of us should forget.
Dr Sumita Mukherjee talks to us about how the Indian women who took part in campaigns for suffrage were represented.
I’m convinced that we should all be reading Ovid. And it’s not just because I believe his poetry has special relevance and meaning for millions of us in these strange and unsettling times.
As part of the the Association of British Orchestra’s Conference in Cardiff today, Alan Davey, Controller of BBC Radio 3, unveiled the exciting news that there will be a special concert on International Women's Day, which will premiere the works of five forgotten women composers.
See the gallery below which shows samples from the exhibit entitled "Beyond the Battlefields: Käthe Buchler's Photographs of Germany in the Great War".
The recipient of “India’s most prestigious academic award” has praised the AHRC for supporting her career and helping her develop the body of work that ultimately led to recognition by the judging panel.
Sometimes you're in the right place at the right time – and everything seems to happen for the right reason.
The online Atlas of Hillforts can help you turn your Christmas walks into more than just an opportunity to burn off some pudding.
Christmas as we know it today began in the Victorian period. Before Queen Victoria took to the throne in June 1837 there were no Christmas cards, no crackers and no turkey. But by the end of her reign, the ancient midwinter festivities had been transformed into something we would all recognise.
Whirlpool, which is based on the true story of the American deafblind actvist Helen Keller, and her fight for civil rights, won the Inspiration Award (public category) at this year's Research in Film Awards.
We've asked some our leading researchers to give their recommendations for winter reading. So if you’re after something to educate, inspire or otherwise capture your imagination then look no further
Unearthing Elephant, which questions the imminent demolition and regeneration of Elephant & Castle shopping centre won the Doctoral Award or Early Career Film category at this year’s Research in Film Awards.
A new report from the AHRC highlights the role arts and humanities research plays in developing our understanding of the environment and our place within it.
The Shampoo Summit won the Innovation Award category at this year’s Research in Film Awards, for its innovative and captivating filming technique.
As Blue Planet II continues to draw huge audiences, Professor Peter Coates looks back at a series that not only changed the way that television documentaries were made. It also changed our relationship with nature – and alerted Britain to the perilous state of marine ecosystems.
BBC Wildlife Magazine's Ben Hoare discusses the new abundance of UK nature books
The rise of robots is undoubtedly a hot topic and the focus of this year's Best Research Film of the Year winner. Find out more about this prize-winning film that poses a very serious but provocative question on robotics and pain.
It is not just old books or out-of-print books that are lost. New ones can be too. And this warehouse can be either a port of discovery, a place of disembarkation and possibility. Or it can be a graveyard built from paper and card.
Dr Charlotte Crofts walks us through Cary Grant’s Bristol in the lead up to her event ‘Looking for Archie’ which maps the Hollywood star’s life onto his hometown. Learn about Grant’s connection to the city and the places he returned to throughout his life.
Antibiotics are at the heart of modern medicine, but the efficacy of these miracle drugs is waning. Non-scientific disciplines have their part to play in helping apply lessons learned in the laboratory to the real world.
The winning film in the International Development Award category provides a voice to those living on the frontline of climate change.
Find out about the interactive pantomime, the imaginarium and the graphic novel that will bring Swift to life in our festival hub in Dundee.
In this post, learn about supernatural beings and shapeshifters responsible for boots up chimneys and cats in bricked walls. These stories are the basis of the Being Human event ‘Hidden in the home: the concealed revealed roadshow‘ organised by the University of Hertfordshire.
Where does inspiration come from? Is it only for the ‘geniuses’ amongst us, or could anyone conjure it up with a few clever tricks? Anna Kemp tells us about her upcoming creative writing workshop for the Being Human festival ‘The inspiration machine'.
We’ve let the organisers of Being Human take over the AHRC website so you can check out lots of fascinating updates from festival.
New discoveries in the Arctic tell us about historic responses to climate change.
How might displacement caused by climate change affect people’s sense of identity?
Professor Andrew Thompson, Chief Executive of the AHRC, talks about the Creative Industries Clusters Programme.
The popularity of nature writing has boomed in recent years. But we still have very little
sense of where the genre of came from or how it has developed over time. A new research project aims to find out more - and identify the nation's favourite nature writer.
We asked ten people that have a passion for nature to choose their favourite nature book to help our nationwide search for the UK’s favourite.
In our final interview before the New Generation Thinkers Scheme closes for this year, Joanne Paul and Charlotte Blease talk all things "NGT".
Heather Williams talks about the AHRC’s bold plans for the creative industries
How one southwest company has benefitted from close collaboration with arts and humanities academics to gain a greater understanding of their customers
In honour of International Translation Day and the annual event taking place at the British Library for the literary translation community, we catch up with Jen Calleja, the first ever translator in residence at the British Library.
In partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the British Academy, Being Human is now firmly established and this year it will feature more than 300 events in more than 50 towns and cities across the UK, as well as international activities in Paris, Rome, Singapore and Melbourne.
Nadia-Anne Ricketts is keeping the craft of weaving alive by merging it with digital technology and creating an innovative business in the process.
Even the most alluring business ideas can benefit from some expert help turning them into reality.
From a full musicological analysis of Björk’s artistic output to new ways of understanding and appreciating the musician's work.
Professor Andrew Chitty, The AHRC’s Creative Economy Champion, responds to the Bazalgette Review into the creative industries.
In this latest of our interviews with New Generation Thinkers, we interviewed Dr Eleanor Lybeck and Dr Clare Walker Gore.
In the third of our New Generation Thinker features, we interview Leah Broad ( 2016) and Laurence Scott (2011) about how the scheme transformed their careers.
Start stamping your literary passport with these magnificent seven reads from around the world as recommended by our Theme Fellows, New Generation Thinkers and those involved in our Open World Research Initiative (OWRI) .