Past Matters, Research Futures
A Conference for Early Career Researchers
Royal Society, London, 12-13 December 2016
Check out the Storify summary of our Evening panel event: https://storify.com/eventamplifier/past-matters-research-futures
Our evening event for the ‘Past Matters, Research Futures’ conference will focus on heritage, research collaboration, and early career research paths. Starting at 5:30pm on Monday 12 December we’ll host a ‘Question Time’-style panel that will be tweeted – so join us for discussion at #PastMatters. Continue reading
Fondation Royaumont, Val d’Oise, France 16-17 January 2015
By Michael Northcott, firstname.lastname@example.org
A Franco-British Research Workshop of grant holders from the AHRC’s Care for the Future grant call and LABEX’s (Laboratory of Excellence) grant call ‘Les passes dans le present: histoire, patrimoine, memoire’ was held at the former Cistercian Abbey of Royaumont 20 miles north of Paris in January 2015. The Abbey was built in the thirteenth century and patronised by Louis XIV. It is situated in a large walled enclosure of gardens, water features and stone buildings. Over the centuries the monks instituted some remarkable hydrological features. Continue reading
by Dr Marianna Dudley, University of Bristol. Cross-posted from The Power and the Water: Connecting Pasts with Futures blog
Between cultural and natural heritage
“Fairytale castle”, chateau Chenonceau. Photo: Marianna Dudley.
Chenonceau is a chateau worthy of a fairytale princess. It has turrets and gardens and galleries – and a river running through it. Built between 1514 and 1522 on the site of an old mill, it became the home of Diane de Poitiers, mistress of King Henry II. Diane loved the chateau, and built the bridge over the river. On Henry’s death in 1559, his widow Catherine de Medici demanded that Diane exchange Chenonceau for her chateau Charmont. Catherine built the galleries upon Diane’s bridge, and ruled France as regent from the building. Renaissance intrigues, not fairytales, brought this building to life.
Dr Philippa Ryan, Department of Conservation and Scientific Research, The British Museum, Principal Investigator
Philippa sampling a 3,100 year old hearth in a large villa.
Professor Katherine Homewood, Department of Anthropology, UCL, Co-Investigator
Nubian agricultural practices are rapidly changing due to infrastructure development, technological and environmental changes. Our project explores how comparisons of present-day and ancient crop choices can inform on risk management within agricultural strategies of small-scale riparian Nile village settlements. Research is focused on present-day Ernetta island (620km north of Khartoum) and nearby 2nd millennium BC Amara West, which was also located on an island during its occupation. Today, as in the past, islands are important due to their agricultural potential. Continue reading
AHRC and Institute for Government are accepting applications for their joint ‘Engaging with Government’ programme in February 2015. Applicants must be ECRs and must have received an AHRC award at some point in their career (further details on site): http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/Funding-Opportunities/Pages/Engaging-with-Government.aspx
The course is designed to provide an insight into the policy making process, and help participants develop the skills needed to pursue the policy implications of their research. It also aims to build links between policy makers and new research in the arts and humanities. Past participants have found the course interesting and useful.
What: ECR Engaging with Government programme
When: 24, 25, and 26 February (must attend all 3 days)
Closing date for applications : 5pm on Monday 20 October 2014
For any queries or further info, please use contact details provided on the AHRC website.
18th and 19th February 2014 at the Royal Geographical Society, more information on the event page on the AHRC website
Care for the Future: Thinking Forward through the Past organised an Early Career Researcher (ECR) Workshop on 18-19 February 2014 at the Royal Geographical Society. ECRs are defined as being within eight years of the award of their PhD or equivalent professional training or within six years of first academic appointment.
The aim of this facilitated workshop was to bring together early career researchers from a range of arts and humanities disciplines to identify key future research opportunities under the theme. Designed to give ECRs the opportunity to network outside of their own universities, sectors and disciplines, the workshop was quite successful in this respect. The workshop was highly participative, interactive and open to innovative ideas from participants about future research opportunities and priorities – and our 45 participants certainly delivered! We look forward to working with this cohort of ECRs interested in the Care for the Future theme further.