The ITV production of Sanditon has grabbed viewers – and headlines – with its occasionally racy interpretation of Jane Austen's unfinished novel. But the popularity of Andrew Davies' production also illustrates the value of an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) project to digitise the author's manuscripts.
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A research project is looking at how Ancient philosophy can improve our everyday lives.
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Both government and academia have a lot to gain from finding new ways to work better together, as delegates on the three-day Engaging with Government programme will learn this week.
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What did it feel like to be poor in Victorian Britain? 'In Their Own Write', a new collaboration aims to find out.
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These are important questions that human beings have been asking for centuries - which is why it makes good sense to study what was written long ago if you are looking for some answers.
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Steve Evanson, Research in Film Awards judge and co-creator of the global TV brand Coast, offers his advice for how to make a successful film.
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What do the changing ways that we use to remember those we loved, tell us about the way society itself is changing?
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A partnership between the University of Manchester and The National Trust offers a critical toolkit for rethinking modern approaches to sleep-management.
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The rising popularity of women's football has given the sport the power to tackle gender issues right across society – especially in football mad countries like Brazil – according to the Principal Investigator of a major AHRC-funded project.
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A Northern Irish theatre company is showing how theatre can humanise the past and hold up a different lens to what we think we know.
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