University of Leicester spearheads four new cultural projects

Posted by de57 at Feb 26, 2013 11:52 AM |
University is part of pilot project to enhance links with communities and organisations

The University of Leicester is to spearhead four new cultural projects under a pilot programme to support world class research, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

The AHRC’s Cultural Engagement Fund pilot scheme is providing the University with £40,000 to fund the four projects, which will support valuable collaboration between universities and cultural organisations as well as providing early career researchers with opportunities to develop a wide range of skills, particularly in relation to supporting the wider impact of arts and humanities research.  

The four projects are: 

Valuing the Historic Environment – Working with Leicester City Council to devisr a qualitative and quantitative study of the social and economic value of the historic core of Leicester to residents and visitors. 

CityRead 2013 - Working with the London-based CityRead project to organize and promote events for CityRead 2013, a major public reading project based in London.  

Charles Dickens Museum  - working with the Charles Dickens Museum, London to maximise the impact of the Charles Dickens Museum’s reopening in December 2012. 

Cultural Heritage and Peacebuilding - working with the British Council and NGOs in Libya on a project about peacebuilding using cultural heritage in post-conflict Libya

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