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Read, Watch and Listen

Hearing Aids for Music

A collaboration between Leeds University and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is investigating the music listening experiences of those affected by hearing loss.

Interview: Dr Sarah Jackson

In the last of our New Generation Thinker interviews, Dr Sarah Jackson talks about the strangeness of the telephone, the most famous journalist you've never heard of and her most enduring literary influence.

Interview: Dr Edmund Richardson

Dr Edmund Richardson talks about becoming entangled with adventurers and con-men, why time-travel always ends badly and an accidental archaeologist.

Routes to Engaging with Government

Over the past four years, 62 early career researchers have participated in the AHRC-funded Institute for Government (IfG) course on ’Engaging with Government‘.

Interview: Dr Anindya Raychaudhuri

In the latest of our New Generation Thinker interviews, Anindya Raychaudhuri discusses a more active and creative understanding of memory and why it is important to interrorgate "what goes without saying."

Interview: Seán Williams

In the latest of our New Generation Thinker interviews, Seán Williams discusses creating the worst closing line for a UCAS statement and why it is important to listen to people telling you you're boring.

Interview: Christopher Kissane

Christopher Kissane, in our latest New Generation Thinkers interview, reflects on innovative ways to engage new audiences and shows that food is more than just for eating.

Interview: Louisa Uchum Egbunike

Louisa Uchum Egbunike, in our latest New Generation Thinkers interview, discusses following her passions, determination, perseverance and finding inspiration from her grandmother

Interview: Victoria Donovan

Our next New Generation Thinker interviewee, Victoria Donovan, remembers her ten year old self, discusses why she identifies with the first dog in space and why brevity is an important skill.

4th Equip Academic Research Symposium, India

EqUip: EU-India Platform for the Social Science and Humanities – is the first research collaboration platform between India and the EU specifically dedicated to Social Science and Humanities.

Interview: Seb Falk

In our latest instalment of New Generation Thinker interviews, Seb Falk ponders the medieval monastic life and talks about why he still considers himself a teacher.

Interview: Dr Katherine Cooper

In the second of our New Generation Thinker interviews Dr. Katherine Cooper delves into why she identifies with Storm Jameson and the thrill of discovering untold stories.

Interview: Leah Broad

Over the next ten weeks we'll be delving into the passions and inspirations of this years New Generation Thinkers. This week we start with Leah Broad.

Summer Reads

As we head in to the season of summer holidays we asked some of our New Generation Thinkers and AHRC theme fellows for the books that they’ll be packing in their suitcases.

Rare Sherlock pieces on show for the first time

Author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created his famous detective while working in the city of Portsmouth, and 12 years ago world-renowned scholar Richard Lancelyn Green bequeathed a unique collection of 59,000 artefacts to the council.

Using the UK research base to make better policy

Gareth Davies, Director-General for Business and Science in the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, and Andrew Thompson, Chief Executive of the AHRC, discuss how academic research can inform better policy-making.

New Generation Thinkers Hay Festival

BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) have unveiled the 10 academics who will be turning their research into television and radio programmes on the BBC.

Restoring Jane Austen's Legacy

An AHRC-funded project to digitise the handwritten manuscripts of Jane Austen allowed them to be viewed as a unified collection for the first time in more than 160 years.

The Book As We Have Known It

Our final 10th Anniversary Essay competition finalist and our overall winner, Pauline Rowe, remembers the books that were left behind.

Authoring Success

Alexandra Harris, a New Generation Thinkers winner in 2011, looks back to her AHRC-funded Doctoral studies at Oxford and reflects on the impact that AHRC has had on her career.

Burning Digital

From Porphyry's fragments to the codex of the future, our next 10th Anniversary Essay finalist, Jenny Messenger, explores the future of the book

The (Re)Imagined Book

Our second 10th Anniversary Essay Competition Finalist, Kevan Manwaring, looks at the continuing popularity of the book.

The Active Archive

All this week we will be showcasing the finalists of the AHRC 10th Anniversary Essay competition. In the first essay Catherine Love looks at emotion in archival research.

AHRC Early Career Researchers

Short film exploring opportunities for Early Career Researchers, as well tips and advice for making a successful grant application.

Black and Asian Shakespeare

Professor Tony Howard of University of Warwick initiated this project to bridge the gap in understanding of what black and Asian artists have achieved in Shakespeare in the UK.

Let's Dance

Researchers are helping to develop an app for anyone interested in dance, one that they think will have application for other art forms too

Shakespeare's Language

A two volume encyclopaedia of Shakespeare's language will look at individual words and expressions and the patterns of his words.