Published on: 9 May, 2016
Sierra Leone was once renowned for its vibrant cultural traditions. However, a decade of conflict had resulted in an urgent need to bring the country’s cultural heritage back to life and back to the people of Sierra Leone. The AHRC funded ‘Reanimating Cultural Heritage’ project developed a new digital resource, archiving hundreds of forgotten artefacts from Sierra Leone’s past.
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Published on: 7 April, 2016
A remarkable exhibition at the British Museum explored the significant social and cultural changes in China that established Beijing as a capital city.
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Published on: 25 September, 2015
Professor Paul Heritage from Queen Mary, University of London has been awarded 5 AHRC awards dating from 2007 – 2016 totalling over £600k and has worked extensively with UK and Brazil based arts organisations initiating a range of cultural exchanges. Coordinated through research centre People’s Palace Projects, Heritage’s research has had significant impact increasing cultural exchanges and developing social and cultural policy.
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Published on: 3 December, 2013
The skills I acquired through my PhD are the foundation on which I have built my career. I undertook my PhD in the English Department at Birkbeck from 1999 to 2002...
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Published on: 12 November, 2013
My PhD has underpinned my whole career to date. I could not undertake my job without the in-depth subject knowledge I gained from my research plus the general research skills I developed...
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Published on: 6 November, 2013
I could not have achieved my career to date without the funding provided by the AHRC for my PhD. The skills acquired studying for the PhD have enabled me to research and produce the books I have written.
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Published on: 7 August, 2013
Wikipedia is often the first port of call for information for the public. To ensure that the most up-to-date material is disseminated it has become more important than ever for the academic world to embrace Wikipedia and feed into this way of sharing knowledge.
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Published on: 19 June, 2013
In 1994 the British Library set up the International Dunhuang Project (IDP). Its aim was to preserve and make accessible to everyone archaeological artefacts from the eastern part of the great trade routes of the pre-modern era, the Silk Road of the first millennium AD.
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Published on: 22 May, 2013
School children often struggle to connect with the works of Shakespeare but a recent Digital Transformations Research Development award did this in a new and innovative way. Professor Andrew Burn’s award ‘Playful Shakespeare: games, drama and literature in education’ developed an authoring tool for young people to make computer games based on Macbeth.
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Published on: 18 March, 2013
Orchestras everywhere are often markers of power and status, in which musicians establish allegiances and hierarchical relationships. New research by Professor Tina K. Ramnarine at the Centre for Musical Performance as Creative Practice (CMPCP) is looking at the shared features of orchestras across the globe, along with the sociological and musical questions they raise.
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