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
By Lisa Taylor The pace of change in women’s sport is quickening. More media airtime is being dedicated to elite women’s sport, while efforts to connect with more women with sporting participation through initiatives like Sport England’s This Girl Can have enjoyed hugely positive reception. Campaigns highlighting women’s achievements in sport, and their under-representation in … Continue reading Reflecting on Women’s Rowing: Oral Histories and Sporting Lives
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.
Adam Saxon isn't an academic (yet), but you wouldn't know it from his enthusiasm for history. Adam is the son of AHRC Associate Director Alexandra Vincent, and for his year 9 school project he used AHRC resources to uncover the history of one soldier from World War One, including that he was still a child … Continue reading How the AHRC helped me discover a World War One child soldier
For our latest blog, New Generation Thinker and Lecturer in Early Modern History Dr Joanne Paul searches for the perfect recipe for finding the new generation of radical thinkers.
Emma Butcher – Early Career Researcher at the School of Arts, University of Leicester and AHRC New Generation Thinker – talks to us about Victorian festive folklore