The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) supports world-class research that furthers our understanding of human culture and creativity.
With an annual budget of £100 million, the AHRC funds research on a very wide range of subjects, from traditional humanities such as history, English, linguistics, French and other modern languages, philosophy and classics, area and interdisciplinary studies to creative and performing arts such as drama, dance, music, art and design.
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.
Established in April 2005, the AHRC evolved from the Arts and Humanities Research Board, which was founded in 1998.
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Arts and Humanities Research Council
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