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[Laura Slingo | News Editor]
The Social Science, Arts and Humanities Research Institute (SSAHRI) is pleased to announce that members of the Institute have been presented with awards under the University’s Small Grants for Impact 2016.
Plenty of University lecturers are completing research and projects alongside their teaching and these awards help achieve this. These University-wide awards are for the purpose of helping researchers to develop the economic, social and cultural impacts of their work – and all five Schools within SSAHRI are represented among the award winners.
This year’s awards have been made to:
£2,500 to Jonathan Morris from the School of Humanities for archival work with the Italian coffee machine manufacturers, Faema, and for dissemination of research at three international coffee trade fairs and festivals.
£2,100 to Sam Jury from the School of Creative Arts for a series of events to accompany her exhibition To Be Here at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, USA, in May 2016.
£1,450 to Andrew Maunder from the School of Humanities to support a touring production of a ‘lost’ play from the First World War.
£1,236 to Elizabeth White and Claire Dickerson from the School of Education to develop materials to disseminate the findings of their research on Teacher Educators to policy makers and practitioners.
£1,000 to Denise Dollimore from Hertfordshire Business School to run a series of workshops on entrepreneurial mind-set.
£993 to Craig Bourne from the School of Humanities to run a competition in schools on Philosophy in Shakespeare.
£942 to Ciara Meehan from the School of Humanities to extend her “Modern Wife, Modern Life” exhibition to new venues in Ireland.
£500 to Rowland Hughes from the School of Humanities for a series of promotional events to support the publication of a new critical edition of The Wicked Lady.
£500 to Samantha George from the School of Humanities for the production of a new exhibition, Books of Blood.
£450 to Chamu Kuppuswamy from the School of Law to support a series of pilot Restorative Justice sessions.
When talking to Dr Andrew Maunder, he explained the purpose of his grant: “My grant is to work with the Shakespeare Institute in Birmingham and a Birmingham theatre group, Fred’s Theatre, to bring three World War One plays to the University. The plays, including Miles Malleson’s play about shellshock Black Èll (banned in 1916) are a way of reintroducing modern audiences to some of the cultural life on the home front in the years 1914-1918.
“First World War plays tend to get overlooked in favour of WWI poetry (which people study at school) but there is a whole range of dramatic material which is never really seen nowadays. This is part of a larger project of bringing this work back to life.”
Many congratulations to the winning project bids!