Dr Ella Parry-Davies, an AHRC and BBC New Generation Thinker and a British Academy postdoctoral fellow at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, shines a light on domestic worker activism and some of the associated stereotypes. If you survey some of the most widely read articles about domestic workers … Continue reading The realities of domestic worker activism and the fight for truth and justice
In our latest blog post, Professor Andrew McRae, University of Exeter discusses the community arts initiative, Places of Poetry, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England, and the relevance of poetry today. Poetry makes us pause. As a writer it requires a degree of thought … Continue reading The importance of poetry today
After a BBC report showed drops of up to 50% in the take-up of GCSE language courses since 2013, researchers from the AHRC-funded Open World Research Initiative (OWRI) Creative Multilingualism project ask: Why don't pupils want to study languages and what can we do about it? Professor Suzanne Graham and Dr Linda Fisher are researchers … Continue reading Why don’t pupils want to study languages in the UK?
As the Bicentenary of Florence Nightingale's death approaches, an AHRC-funded project is looking to commemorate it by looking back at the regional representations of the lady with the lamp. In this week's blog Dr Jonathan Godshaw – describes Nightingale's uncomfortable relationship with public representations of herself.
As we kick off our town hall events, which aim to explain the new Network Plus Calls AHRC is managing under the GCRF Collective Programme, I can’t help but be reminded of the American gymnast Katelyn Ohashi
In this week’s blog, project lead Professor Jonathan Pitches describes how combining mountain culture with live performance has led him to a new way to translate mountain experience.
Robert Dale – a historian and lecturer in Russian History at Newcastle University – discusses how the AHRC International Placement Scheme helped him bring to life the extraordinary story of six men who cycled to 2,000 km in the hope of uniting two of Soviet Russia’s largest cities.