Languages: your passport to an open world

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Wendy Ayres-Bennett is Professor of French Philology and Linguistics at the University of Cambridge, and Principal Investigator on MEITS, a major interdisciplinary research project on multilingualism. As the world gets set to celebrate International Mother Language Day, Wendy reflects on the importance of languages and how they have the power to help shape and empower … Continue reading Languages: your passport to an open world

Finding ‘Indigenous Intermediaries’ in the Archives of Arctic Exploration

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Dr Peter R. Martin is a Postdoctoral Research Associate working at the Scott Polar Research Institute - part of the Department of Geography - at the University of Cambridge. Peter's work is influenced by a number of different literatures including exploration studies, histories of science, postcolonial studies and intellectual history. In this blog post, Peter … Continue reading Finding ‘Indigenous Intermediaries’ in the Archives of Arctic Exploration

Museums on Prescription: Tackling loneliness and isolation through social prescribing

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Following the launch of the 2020 AHRC-Wellcome Trust Medical Humanities Awards, a national award celebrating the contribution of the arts and humanities to improving healthcare, health and wellbeing, we caught up with 2018 winner Professor Helen Chatterjee to find out more about her work and the highly successful project, Museums on Prescription. The Museums on … Continue reading Museums on Prescription: Tackling loneliness and isolation through social prescribing

Five Days ‘Exploring Theatre Translation’ in Buenos Aires

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Actor and teacher Jack Tarlton tells us about his experience working with the OWRI Translingual Communities Strand and colleagues on a theatrical translation workshop in Buenos Aires. Professor Catherine Boyle (Language Acts and Worldmaking), playwright John Donnelly and actor Jack Tarlton had never worked together before they and Lucila Cordone and María Laura Ramos of … Continue reading Five Days ‘Exploring Theatre Translation’ in Buenos Aires

Five books for your seasonal break

The winter holidays are the perfect time to discover a new novel – whether that's to help you get into the holiday spirit, or perhaps to whisk you away from it! We asked five of our 2019 New Generation Thinkers to share their favourite holiday reads, and our Thinkers did not disappoint: with recommendations ranging … Continue reading Five books for your seasonal break

Illuminating the ordinary: exploring the work of George Eliot

In the bicentenary year of writer George Eliot, Professor Ruth Livesey, AHRC Leadership Fellow 2019-20 Provincialism: Literature & Cultural Politics, explores how Eliot was shaped by the education and experience she received while living in the Midlands, and how she believed 'art had a responsibility to show a provincial life could be just as full … Continue reading Illuminating the ordinary: exploring the work of George Eliot

100 Novels That Shaped Our World

With the BBC having recently unveiled its list of 100 Novels That Shaped Our World picked by a panel of experts, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow and 2017 New Generation Thinker, Dr Emma Butcher, discusses the challenges of producing such a list and why she believes this selection has given us something new to think about, … Continue reading 100 Novels That Shaped Our World