Read, Watch and Listen

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.

Digging Deep

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

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.

Standing the test of time

A major AHRC project is collecting the religious works of the one of the most important poets of the Renaissance.

Mackintosh Architecture

This film, the most recent in a series of films being commissioned to mark the AHRC's 10th anniversary, looks at a project that was funded by the AHRC in 2010. The Mackintosh Architecture project is a five year project that has been investigating the architecture of the celebrated Scottish architect, artist and designer, Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868 – 1928).

Earthworks

This image gallery looks at the ways in which we can work with and within the earth.

Discordant Notes, 1927-31

The first AHRC Image Gallery of 2015 looks at the Musicians’ Union campaign to safeguard members’ employment in the 1920s and 30s.

China: Cultural Encounters

A film looking at how the AHRC is leading the way in bringing together UK/Chinese academic partners in the arts, humanities, and creative industries. 

 

Research-inspired fiction

Our latest feature article looks at Julia Golding, whose DPhil lay the groundwork for an award-winning career writing children's literature.

Picturing China: An AHRC 10th Anniversary film

In the second of a series of specially commissioned films to mark our 10th Anniversary year, we look back to 2006 and the ‘Historical Photographs of China’ project at the University of Bristol.

Being Human Festival

Being Human is the UK’s only national festival dedicated to demonstrating the breadth, diversity and vitality of the humanities.

Neolithic Stepping Stones

An AHRC project has revealed how Neolithic settlers travelled across Britain’s western seaways.

Selecting excellence

For over a decade, the Peer Review College has helped ensure that the best research proposals are those that receive funding. We talked to three of the PRC’s longest-serving members about the work of the College.

Glasgow's shooting star

Our latest feature article is about a project investigating one of Glasgow's finest creative talents - architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Intellectual Capitol

Our first tenth anniversary case study looks at Jenny Woodley, one of the first researchers to benefit from the International Placement Scheme.

Translation Games

The interdisciplinary project Translation Games explores the theory and practice of translation within literature and the fine arts via public workshops, exhibitions and rule-based games.