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Researchers in developing countries have often been confined to minor roles as translators and data gatherers. But there are signs that the scales are tipping. Simon Baker considers the extent and nature of collaboration between the Global North and South, while Andrew Thompson reflects on the next iteration of the UK’s Global Challenges Research Fund.
When asked about his experience of undertaking an AHRC-funded doctoral studentship and the impact the grant had on his career, former Army Colonel and current senior civil servant Dr Martin Gliniecki enthusiastically spoke about the value of lifelong learning, using philosophy in policy-making, and interpreting immigration law through moral lenses.
We obviously wanted to launch the project with a good story about how absolutely fascinating these resources are and how they are going to be made available for everyone through the curation of this project.
The new multi-million pound Innovation for Games and Media Enterprise (InGAME) project is proving just what can be achieved through a genuine partnership between academia and the creative industries.
George Eliot – the pen name of Mary Anne Evans - was an English novelist, poet and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era.
She says that ‘the AHRC studentship added the chance to work at the British Library. In my field it is the pinnacle. It represented a way into the British Library, and to be able to work with a knowledgeable, generous team of colleagues where I learnt such a lot.
In 2017, Medieval History PhD student Lance Pursey, from the University of Birmingham, went to the National Museum of Ethnology (MINPAKU), part of the National Institutes for the Humanities, with the International Placement Scheme (IPS).
“It's been a steep learning curve,” says Professor Roey Sweet as she reflects back on her first year overseeing the research council’s diverse partnerships, including those with its Independent Research Organisations (IROs) and international research partners.
While the Robin is a bird that is synonymous with Christmas; there’s another bird that is in desperate need of our attention, according to producers, Katie Stacey and Luke Massey, whose film Singing with Nightingales, was shortlisted for the AHRC Research in Film Awards 2018.
We asked Dr Pippa Marland from the University of Leeds to curate a list of recommended wildlife reads that have appeared in 2018, from people passionate about writing on the natural world, and a sneak preview of a much anticipated new book that will be published in May 2019.
Data scientists and humanities scholars are uniting for a bold new project that seeks to dispel the myth of 'the lone scholar' and provide new insights into the human impact of the Industrial Revolution.