Strengthening and Sustaining Arts and Humanities Evidence Use in the UK

NEW DATE (ONLINE): Monday May 13, 12.30-3pm

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Opening Keynotes

We are pleased to welcome Prof Arlene Holmes-Henderson MBE as our opening keynote.

Prof Arlene Holmes-Henderson MBE

Arlene Holmes-Henderson is Professor of Classics Education and Public Policy at Durham University where she holds a British Academy Innovation Fellowship (2022-2024). After studying Classics at Oxford, Harvard and Cambridge, Arlene qualified as a schoolteacher and taught in high schools for more than a decade before returning to academia. Arlene has conducted international comparative research in the USA as a Fulbright Scholar, in Australia as a Churchill Fellow and in New Zealand as an Erskine Fellow.

She is Vice-Chair of the Universities Policy Engagement Network with national responsibility for Arts and Humanities and is an expert advisor to international governments, parliaments and assessment agencies. She leads several research projects at Durham including an interdisciplinary project with colleagues in Education, English and Psychology, 'Shy Bairns Get Nowt', which investigates the relationship between oracy, persuasion and employability.

Arlene was awarded an MBE for Services for Education by King Charles III in the Birthday Honours 2023.

Panel: The Purpose and Potential of AHRC’s Arts and Humanities Mapping Project

Chaired by Professor Jane Winters, academic lead, Professor of Digital Humanities at the School of Advanced Study

Panelists: Helen Apsey (AHRC Creative Communities), Sarah James (WoECC), Emily Hopkins (Creative PEC).

Photo Credit: AHRC Blog

Parallel Workshops

Our parallel workshops will cover a variety of topics that have come up in the A&H Sub-Committee over the past year, run by experts and leading voices in this space.

Workshop 1

Engaging with ARI's from an Arts and Humanities perspective

Speakers: Rob Davies (UCL), Elizabeth Lomas (UCL), Laura Bea (UPEN).

Workshop 2

Building Policy Impact into funding applications

Speakers: Marina Altoe (Exeter/UPEN), Prof Arlene Holmes Henderson (Durham/UPEN), Prof Pascale Aiebescher (Exeter), Representative (AHRC).

Workshop 3:

Mobility between Research and Policy: Fellowships

Alice Tofts (CAPE), Thomas Kelsey (Oxford), Sarah Cowan (British Academy).

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