Academic wins prestigious early career researcher award

Posted by ap507 at Dec 01, 2014 01:10 PM |
Dr Deborah Toner from the School of History wins award under Care for the Future theme

Ten new awards announced today will help support collaborative working for early career researchers. The Care for the Future Early Career Developmental Awards is the first scheme under the AHRC’s Care for the Future: Thinking Forward through the Past theme specifically for early career researchers.

Among the winners is Dr Deborah Toner (pictured) from the School of History, who has been awarded £46,583 for the Consuming Authenticities: Time, Place and the Past in the Construction of "Authentic" Foods and Drinks project.

The call invited researchers who had been awarded a place at a workshop run by the theme to submit applications for 12-month projects which involved three or more attendees from two or more Research Organisations. The new teams formed at the workshop developed successful applications which offer new perspectives on the Care for the Future theme, cross academic disciplines, cover a range of time periods, and involve a diverse mix of non-HEI partners.

The projects include proposing new ways of thinking about historical apologies, family identity and personal effects, young people’s attitudes to heritage, and the idea of ‘authenticity’ in relation to attitudes towards food.

Dr Toner said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to engage the general public in research about the way history actively shapes the way we think about ourselves and our place in the world.

“The AHRC theme is all about reflecting on the complicated relationship between the past, present and future, and our project will be investigating how different foods and drinks – things that we all care about - can take on special cultural significance as “authentic” due to their connection to certain traditions, origins, places, or histories.”

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