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Read, Watch and Listen

Reading China

A session at the Cheltenham festival saw an author, a poet and a researcher explore the question of ‘translating China’

The King's Dome Commission

Over the course of 35 days in the summer of 2013, the King’s Theatre was closed to the public for a very special make-over. Photographer Ron O’Donnell documented the entire project from the drawing board to the final unveiling.

Building the Picture

The latest film from the AHRC examines how research funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council has underpinned a major new exhibition at the National Gallery.

Everyday heroes

A collaborative project is bringing to life an important London memorial

Indigo Babies

The latest film from the AHRC goes behind the scenes with a creative youth network and a project at the University of the West of England who are working together to produce a graphic novel.

Shakespeare's Globe - why the Bard travels so well

We’ve been celebrating Shakespeare’s 450th birthday week with fun, festivals, exhibitions – and the launch of an improbably epic tour of Hamlet from the Globe in London “to every country in the world” and back.

Lighting the fuse

Why is Brighton such a hotbed of innovation in the digital and creative sector, attracting some of the best and brightest to work in its many small businesses?

Raise a glass

Academics are collaborating with entrepreneurs through one of the AHRC’s Knowledge Exchange Hubs to develop exciting new products and services

Meet the future of news

The Creative Economy showcase is set to hear about a collaborative project that’s helping audiences engage with contemporary news through murders committed 125 years ago.

Why is Research Leadership important?

The film has been made to coincide with the renaming of the AHRC’s Fellowships Scheme which is to be retitled the ‘Leadership Fellows’ scheme.

Glastonbury revealed

A team of AHRC-funded researchers, led by Professor Roberta Gilchrist of Reading University, has re-evaluated the history of Glastonbury Abbey and its environs and disentangled the rich but not always accurate myth from historical reality.

3D Printing for Heritage

Researchers are working with local heritage groups to bring history back to life using the latest technologies in 3D computer animation, 3D printing, 3D modelling and mobile geo-location.

Belfast exposed

The Northern Ireland peace process is seen through a lens in a new AHRC-funded curatorial project, resulting in a trio of photography events in Belfast.

Memories FC: Harnessing the Heritage of Football

Memories FC: the Football Reminiscence Knowledge Exchange Partnership is generating new research and resources to improve the health and well-being of individuals with dementia and their family and carers.

An Englishwoman's life

More than a decade after it received AHRC funding, a digitisation project continues to impact across the world

2014 Galleries

These are the image galleries which were published in 2014.

Stonehenge: A Decade of Discovery

Research funded by the AHRC which has overturned previously held views on the origins and the history of the UK’s foremost prehistoric monument is directly feeding into the visitors’ centre to be launched at Stonehenge this week

The stories of Great Expectations

Dickens’ novel has exceeded expectations to become one of his most-adapted works. It has inspired everything from films, plays, pop songs and musicals. A researcher has been considering the novel’s global reach, impact and relevance

Mandela, icon

An AHRC-funded research project, ‘Nelson Mandela: postcolonial thinker, postmodern icon, modern world leader’, critically appraised the South African leader’s significance. In the wake of his death, Elleke Boehmer considers again the man behind Mandela.

A story untold

A look at the life of Joan Whittington, post-war pioneer of the British Red Cross

AHRC's International Placement Scheme

It's certainly true to say that travel broadens the mind, and for anyone undertaking research, the opportunity to explore internationally renowned archives is one not to be missed.

Living in a multilingual world

A project seeks to equip the next generation of linguistics researchers with the skills to successfully engage with communities in which at least four different languages are used daily.

Brighton Fuse

The AHRC has produced four short animations about the Brighton Fuse Report.

Windows on War

An Image Gallery illustrating long Russian graphic tradition

Finding a voice

An AHRC project has helped a Scottish charity in its work with prisoners suffering from mental health problems

The historian of crisis

A four-year project is exploring a historian whose thought remains at the forefront of contemporary debates about democracy, war and much else

Ten Most Wanted

Inspired by the FBI’s list, a collaborative research project at a specialist museum is using crowd-sourcing to enhance its own collection and inspire other museums

Beyond the gene

A project is bringing together researchers from the humanities and the sciences to examine a potentially world-changing new area of study.

Witness to a hanging

You don’t often get to read someone’s account of their own execution. When stories began to circulate, in the Middle Ages, of a Welshman who had come back to life, Pope Clement V sent a team to investigate.

Knowledge Exchange Conference

The first major conference of its kind in the UK on knowledge exchange in the arts and humanities has taken place.