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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Arts and Humanities Research Council [AHRC] e-bulletin December 3023

December 2012
The Arts and Humanities Research Council [AHRC] supports world-class research that furthers our understanding of human culture and creativity.
At a glance
In this issue:
Closing dates:
New Generation Thinkers 2013
Closes today!
The AHRC and BBC Radio 3 are looking for applications for the New Generation Thinkers 2013 scheme. Up to 60 successful applicants will have a chance to develop their programme-making ideas with experienced BBC producers at a series of dedicated workshops and, of these, up to ten will become Radio 3's resident New Generation Thinkers.
More details can be found on our website.

New International Highlight notice
New funding
Interested in establishing or expanding networks to China, Brazil, India or Taiwan? The AHRC has just announced a new highlight notice in the research networking scheme that covers all these countries.
Find out more on our website

Cultural Value Project
Research Initiative
The AHRC's two-year Cultural Value Project is intended to make a major contribution to how we understand and evidence the value of arts and culture both to individuals and to society.
To find out more about this initiative, please visit our website.

New Public Policy Highlight notice
New funding
A new highlight notice is now in place to support public policy engagement, fostering partnership and collaboration between researchers, policy makers, and policy intermediary bodies.
Find out more on our website

New opportunitity for international collaboration
New policy
The AHRC has introduced a new policy that allows applicants to include Co-investigators based overseas on Research Grants and Research Networking proposals.
Further information is available on our website.
Wikipedia courses for AHRC award-holders
14 January, British Library
Workshop for AHRC fund-holders who are interested in contributing to Wikipedia or other Wikimedia projects, or learning more about engaging and collaborating with the Wikimedia community.
For information please see our website.

Award holder events
A selection of events organised by our award holders
  • Queer Homes, Queer Families: a history and policy debate
    17 December, London
  • Renaissance to Goya: prints and drawings from Spain
    Until 6 January, London
  • Design in Action Chiasma 1
    26 February, Glasgow
Find out more about our award holder events

We have a range of AHRC stickers, posters and pens for your AHRC-funded event. We would also like to help promote your AHRC activities via the website, on twitter, or in the Research Councils UK weekly newsletter. Please email
International Placement Scheme
Closing date: 15 January
The annual AHRC/ESRC International Placement Scheme (IPS) is open for applications it provides 3 - 6 month, funded research fellowships for AHRC/ESRC-funded PhD students and Early Career Researchers, including those at an LBAS Centre, to: The Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA; The Huntington Library, California, USA; National Institutes for the Humanities, Japan; Sarai Research Programme, Delhi, India.
For information on the scheme please see the AHRC IPS webpages.

Theme Large Grants Call
Closing date: January
Large Grants under the Science in Culture, Digital Transformations and Translating Cultures themes are now available. Successful proposals under the Large Grants call are expected to support research activities of a scale and ambition beyond that normally required for a standard AHRC grant.
Further information can be found on the website.

Non-AHRC News and Competitions
News from the arts and humanities community

The following items are not AHRC news but may be of interest to our community.
·  National Gallery Archive catalogue
The National Gallery Archive catalogue is now available to search online. Through this new feature, anyone can search the archival catalogue and request an appointment to visit the archive to view the physical document.
More information can be found on the National Gallery website.
·  Networkshop41
Bookings for Networkshop - Janet's prestigious annual technical conference for staff in research and education - are now being taken, with early bird discounts available for all bookings made by 31 January 2013.
More information can be found on the Networkshop41 website.
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