The Arts and Humanities Research Council [AHRC] supports world-class research that furthers our understanding of human culture and creativity.
From ancient history and heritage science to modern dance and digital content.
Research into these subjects helps us to interpret our experiences, probe our identities, interrogate our cultural assumptions and understand our historical, social, economic and political context. It adds to the economic success of the UK, through its contributions to the knowledge economy and innovation agenda. The research we fund can lead to improvements in social and intellectual capital, community identity, learning skills, technological evolution and the quality of life of the nation.
News & Events
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The AHRC and BBC Radio 3 have joined forces to find the next generation of public intellectuals. Together they are launching New Generation Thinkers.
Space Science and Renaissance Tombs
A group of Renaissance Tomb-Monuments in Suffolk is being analysed with tools developed in Space Science, to unlock their mysterious past and offer new insights into the Tudor Reformation thanks to support from the AHRC/EPSRC Science and Heritage research programme.
The art of presenting art
A striking new exhibition by AHRC-funded Photographer, Hugo Glendinning, which examines the current trend for setting or presenting performance work in art galleries, is now on show.
Henry III documents brought to life online
An AHRC-funded project to translate and digitise documents drawn up for Henry III to record money and favours owed to him, has been officially launched.
Eight out of ten people think beauty matters
New research shows that eight out of ten people think everyone should be able to experience beauty on a regular basis. The findings form part of a project called People and places, led by the AHRC and CABE.
AHRC project a resource for BBC1’s Garrow’s Law
The AHRC funded Old Bailey Online digital archive has been used again as a resource by the makers of the award winning BBC1 drama Garrow’s Law for its second series airing Sunday November 14th.
New view of English life under the Normans
A new AHRC funded study of early medieval manuscripts written in the English language has revealed that the Normans, who conquered England in 1066, were not the destructive force of popular belief, sweeping away everything that had gone before.
New Gallery goes back to its roots thanks to AHRC
A new gallery celebrating North East art both past and present has been launched in Newcastle in part thanks to the support of the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Researcher wins two awards at London Film Festival
AHRC funded researcher Clio Barnard, from the University of Kent, has won two top awards at this month’s BFI London Film Festival for her first feature film, The Arbor.
Celebrating the Grassroots of Cricket
The opportunity to capture cricket’s importance in the lives of ordinary people, and celebrate the grassroots game is the focus of an exciting new project between the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling at the University of Glamorgan and MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club).
A Dickens of an idea conveys research through the senses
One of the most memorable scenes in the works of Charles Dickens has helped to inspire a new Arts and Humanities Research Council project that uses the senses to bring research to life.