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.
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'My career shows how arts and humanities research can make a valuable contribution to the public good, in the widest sense.'
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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.
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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.
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A novel by an AHRC-funded PhD student and International Placement Scheme award-holder is winning prizes and garnering public and critical acclaim.
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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.
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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.
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With the Edinburgh Festival in full flow, an AHRC-funded project is making literary information about the city available to all.
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How have hatred and violence shaped queer modern identity and culture?
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A project set up a decade ago to explore the Scottish diaspora has had a host of unpredicted impacts
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