Rising in January 1547 and falling in 1917, this year marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution and the fall of Russian Tsars. Our New Generation Thinker and Russian specialist, Dr Victoria Donovan, tells us a little of her story: why she began studying Russia, who the first Russian Tsar was, and why the Russian royals met such a bitter end.
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In celebration of the mighty Scottish poet, Robert Burns, we asked Kirsteen McCue, professor of Scottish Literature and Song Culture and Co-Director of the Centre for Robert Burns Studies at the University Glasgow, what Robert Burns means to her.
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Professor Janice Carruthers, the AHRCs new Leadership Fellow in Modern Languages, talks about the vital role of Modern Languages and the importance of nurturing research.
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Britain’s Black history is seldom less than complex, but the Africa’s Sons Under Arms (ASUA) project has produced one of the most tangled tales yet.
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This year’s Winter Solstice (Wednesday 21st December) will see the sun setting on an important year for Stonehenge – its 30th anniversary as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Village Tales, winner of the AHRC Research in Film Innovation Award, is a participatory film made by four young women in rural India.
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In part 2 our Theme Leadership Fellows tell us which books they are looking forward to over the festive season.
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The Doctoral Award winner, 'The Caterthuns' is a study of two prehistoric hill forts perched on the periphery of the Grampian Mountains in Angus, Scotland.
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We asked our New Generation Thinkers and Theme Fellows to help with those Christmas lists by telling us which books they are looking forward to reading over the Christmas period.
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What cant the experience of recovery tell us about utopian impulses and our desire for a better world?
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