AHRC Strategy 2013-2018
This film introduces the AHRC’s new Strategy, ‘The Human World: The Arts and Humanities in our Time’ (2013-2018), and sees Chief Executive, Professor Rick Rylance, setting out the AHRC’s distinctive role in the UK’s system of support for research and how it intends to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing research environment.
Professor Rick Rylance, comments: “The arts and humanities profoundly affect the ways we see and experience our human world. The new AHRC strategy reflects the value and importance of the arts and humanities research to our lives and the world beyond. It sets out ways in which we can build on this extraordinary legacy and expand the way in which the people, skills and research we support interacts with public life to bring cultural, intellectual and economic benefits to the UK and to us all.”
The Strategy was developed through extensive discussions with the AHRC’s Council and Advisory Board as well comments received from the research community gathered from the publication of a draft strategy, institutional visits, subject associations and learned society meetings, the Peer Review College and focus groups and town meetings. The film contains interviews with several of the AHRC Council members including Professor Sir Alan Wilson, Chair of the AHRC.