Category Archives: Research

Updates on Arts research projects

Fully-funded PhD Studentships in History/Historical Studies

http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/research/funded-studentships.shtml To mark the launch of our Graduate School in October 2016, The Open University is making a strategic investment in up to 30 PhD studentships. As part of this initiative, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is keen … Continue reading

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Reading Communities: Connecting the Past and the Present

‘Reading Communities’ is a follow-on project from the UK Reading Experience Database (RED). RED is an open access database, and the largest resource recording the experiences of readers of its kind anywhere. Running from December 2015 to November 2016, ‘Reading Communities’ is a 12 month AHRC … Continue reading

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Reading Communities: Connecting the Past and the Present

‘Reading Communities’ is a follow-on project from the UK Reading Experience Database (RED). RED is an open access database, and the largest resource recording the experiences of readers of its kind anywhere. Running from December 2015 to November 2016, ‘Reading Communities’ is a 12 month AHRC … Continue reading

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Pelagios Commons: finding Geography in History

An international collaboration dedicated to identifying and recording geographical references in historical documents is launched today at the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge. The Pelagios Commons initiative, led by Lancaster University, The Open University, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, and … Continue reading

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Digital Humanities workshop

Experimenting with British Library’s Digital Content and Data for your research (Open University) A workshop organised by British Library Labs and Digital Humanities at The Open University as part of the British Library Labs Roadshow (2016). The workshop will showcase … Continue reading

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OU classicist ‘one of the leading Hellenists of her generation’

Dr Laura Swift, Lecturer in Classical Studies, has been awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prize for her research. This prestigious award is one of the highest honours in academic research and is awarded to only 30 individuals each year across a … Continue reading

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Arts and Humanities make a huge impact in REF results

Research in the Arts and Humanities at the Open University is amongst the best in the UK according to the new Research Assessment Framework (REF) result, published on 18th December 2014. An impressive 72% of the University’s research scored as … Continue reading

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Religion, Security and Global Uncertainties

Religion, Security and Global Uncertainties 1.00pm – 4.00pm – 15th January 2015 – The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA With Professor Adam Dinham (Goldsmiths, University of London), Professor Marie Gillespie (Department of Sociology, The Open University) and … Continue reading

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Getting Religion – Challenging religious illiteracy in a time of global uncertainty

Getting Religion – Challenging religious illiteracy in a time of global uncertainty 6 January 2015 12noon – 4pm (starting with a buffet lunch) Portcullis House, near Westminster Bridge, Bridge Street, Westminster, London SW1A 2LW This a joint Lapido Media and … Continue reading

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ANNOUNCING NEW RESEARCH ON CULTURAL RIGHTS AND KENYA’S CONSTITUTION

http://www.katibaculturalrights.com This three-year ESRC-funded research project will document and analyse the impact of the new constitution’s cultural rights provisions on Kenyan society. Kenya’s 2010 constitution (katiba in Kiswahili) enshrines rights to culture and cultural heritage, which Kenyans have never previously … Continue reading

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