Successful research funding (March - June 2017)

Posted by jcm22 at Jun 02, 2017 09:30 AM |
The College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities has secured funding for numerous prestigious research projects.

Projects listed in the June Research Bulletin

School of Arts

Parker, Emma. Arts Council England (£13,963). ‘Joe Orton’s Edna Welthorpe Letters Revisited’. This project brings to public attention Edna Welthorpe, the persona Orton adopted to write spoof letters of complaint, satirising snobbery and conservatism. Ten acclaimed writers will pen new Edna letters, to be read at a public event. A national creative writing competition will invite young people to write their own Edna letter.

Rogerson-Revell, Pamela. Teaching Development Fund (£3,000). ‘Introduction to Applied Linguistics and TESOL’ Development of University 'taster' Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).

Butcher, Emma. Leverhulme (£32,950). 'War and the culture of childhood in the long nineteenth century'. Supervised by Professor Philip Shaw.

Leicester Law School

Canto Lopez, Maribel. BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grant Competition 2016-17 (£8,000). ‘Ofgem new trend in enforcement: redress and consumers' interest’. (Office of Gas and Electricity Markets). The primary focus of this study is to assess the impact these donations are having on the industry, charities and consumers, particularly those vulnerable and unable to complain.

Turton, Gemma. Society of Legal Scholars (£3,255) and the College Research Development Fund (£1,145). ‘Causation, coincidence, and medical non-disclosure of risk’. Gemma will be spending August 2017 as a visiting academic at Sydney Law School to complete her research into proof of causation in negligence claims arising out of a doctor’s failure to disclose to her patient the risks involved in medical treatment.

Ziegler, Katja. British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Small Grants Scheme (£9,950). ‘Law Across Boundaries: The General Principles of EU Law’. Law historically has been rooted in specific social contexts, defined by state boundaries and is ‘national’ by its very nature. Demands and effects of international cooperation and integration have led to ‘denationalisation’, harmonisation and convergence of national laws. This research will focus on ‘general principles (GP) of EU law’, such as the right to a remedy or non-discrimination.

School of Museum Studies

Dudley, Sandra. AHRC/Oxford University Museums Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Award (Ashmolean Museum Cast Gallery). ‘An investigation into the values and potentials of classical casts as objects in their right’.

Sandell, Richard. The National Trust (£67,522). ‘Prejudice and Pride’. A collaborative research project between the National Trust and the Research Centre for Museums and Galleries (RCMG), explores queer public heritage practice and its social implications to generate new insights that enrich the ways in which heritage organisations engage with LGBTQ histories and contemporary human rights concerns.
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Collaborative projects

Cygan, Adam (Law) Whitaker, Richard and Lynch, Phil (both History, Politics and International Relations). ESRC (£260,353.81). ‘Parties, Parliament and the Brexit Process’. The project examines the response of MPs to Brexit and how Parliament may exercise repatriated competences when the UK leave the EU.

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