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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.

400 years of the Bard

In the run up to the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, The AHRC CEO, Andrew Thompson, reflects on how research is ensuring our knowledge of the bard is constantly updated.

Walking Shakespeare's London

In Shakespeare's 400th anniversary year we look back at a research project that uses technology to make visible London’s rich theatrical heritage

Blooming marvellous

How an international exhibition changed our understanding of a major cultural figure.

Staging the Henrician Court

New film looks at how researchers have been seeking to bring early modern drama to life, and learn more about Tudor theatre, by staging performances at Hampton Court Palace.

Connecting with the Past

Our latest image gallery, from the archives of the International Committee of the Red Cross, represents the humanitarian response to conflicts from the Boer War to the present day.

Faith in the future

The Religion and Society programme continues to impact on our understanding of faith.

Mapping Mapusa Market

Mapping a day in the life of a typical Indian market, showing the vibrant merchandise and the diverse users.

Kids grow up quickly

Rick Rylance, AHRC’s outgoing Chief Executive, reflects on a decade of achievements

Nunalleq: New Narratives from 'The Old Village'

In the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta (Y-K Delta) of Western Alaska, the large native Yup’ik community are facing life-altering decisions in an uncertain future, as rising temperatures, melting permafrost and coastal erosion threaten traditional subsistence livelihoods and settlements.

New Generation Thinkers Film

Celebrating AHRC's tenth anniversary and five years of the New Generation Thinkers scheme, we follow the journey of the 2015 applicants.

Food, fighting and feelings

The AHRC has supported Rachel Duffett from her doctoral studies to ongoing work with one of the World War One Engagement Centres

History and Humanitarianism

Understanding principled humanitarian action in the past, present and future, the latest film from the Arts and Humanities Research Council looks at how arts and humanities academics are working with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Military Men of Feeling

From retired trooper George in Dickens' Bleak House to the 'boy captain', Audley Lempriere, research is uncovering the softer side of the Victorian military man.

The scent of things to come

From the world of high fashion to the world of high-tech, Jenny Tillotson, with the help of the AHRC, is on the verge of realising the full potential of her research. 

Sail away

A project set up a decade ago to explore the Scottish diaspora has had a host of unpredicted impacts

The Hajj, Ethnography and British Muslims

Up to 25,000 British Muslims travel annually to Makkah to perform Hajj. Our new image gallery explores the great pilgrimage that returns Muslims to the birthplace of their faith.

Rivals, Rebels and the Parthian Empire

In the 1st century BC, the Parthian Empire stretched from Bactria in modern Afghanistan to the River Euphrates in modern Iraq. This image gallery explores Parthian-Roman relations during the military confrontations and ideological battles of that period. 

Living literary Edinburgh

With the Edinburgh Festival in full flow, an AHRC-funded project is making literary information about the city available to all.

Intellectual virtues

Intellectual virtues have often been thought of as qualities that are good for the individual. However, a new AHRC-funded Early Career Fellowship, Intellectual Virtue and the Good Life: Ethical and Epistemic Values, has been looking at how they can benefit communities and society as a whole.

Tangible Memories

The ‘Tangible Memories: Community in Care’ project involves researchers from the University of Bristol who have been working alongside Alive! activities, artists and care home residents, staff and managers from across Bristol.

Going straight

Digital Panopticon – the project takes its name from the philosopher Jeremy Bentham’s proposal for a new kind of jail, with cells radiating from a central point, so that inmates could have the eyes of the authorities continuously upon them.

The wives of Ernest Hemingway

A novel by an AHRC-funded PhD student and International Placement Scheme award-holder is winning prizes and garnering public and critical acclaim.

Magna Carta - 800 years of Law, Liberty and Legacy

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) is marking 800th anniversary of Magna Carta by publishing a new film which examines how academic research is critical in underpinning a major exhibition at the British Library.

The Brontës and War

From brooding Rochester and cruel John Reed to brutish Heathcliff, the Brontës’ male characters are best known for their flaws. But where did their vision of imperfect masculinity originate? The ideal Victorian gentleman exhibited characteristics of honour and moral uprightness – not necessarily immediately obvious in the Brontës’ leading male figures.

Stonehenge Riverside Project

his film from the AHRC is the latest in our specially commissioned series which celebrates the AHRC’s 10th anniversary. This film looks back to the year 2007 and the Stonehenge Riverside Project.

The Irish in Britain

Dr Liam Harte explains how his research into the Irish in Britain became the basis for a new play written and directed by Martin Lynch.

Masculinities Challenged - Reserved Occupations in Britain, 1939-1945

In the Second World War, young and able-bodied men went off to battle, whilst women took over traditionally male roles in factories and on the land – or so the popular version goes. But the reality of wartime society was much more complex, as an AHRC-funded research project has been demonstrating.

Digging Deep

'My career shows how arts and humanities research can make a valuable contribution to the public good, in the widest sense.'