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The professions in nineteenth-century britain

Professor Laurence Brockliss | Economic & Social History | 01 January 2014

The professions were an expanding section of the middle-class in victorian britain. As the number of professional men and women grew and their influence increased, it has been argued that they developed a distinctive view of the positive role that th ...

Dementia and dress: embodiment, identity and personhood

Professor Julia Twigg | Social Policy | 27 May 2012

The study explores the significance of clothing and dress in the lives and experiences of people with dementia and their carers, deploying innovative methods to explore questions of identity, personhood and embodiment. Clothes play a central part in ...

Caste, class, and culture: changing bahun and dalit identities in nepal

Professor David Gellner | Social Anthropology | 01 December 2013

This project aims to carry out a comparative, socio-historical study of two of nepal’s largest, most significant, and yet understudied, caste groups, namely, bahuns (brahmans), ostensibly the most successful group, and dalits (ex-untouchables), ...

Measuring cultural value (phase 2)

Dr Claire Donovan | 01 October 2011

This project investigated the possibility of a holistic approach to valuing our culture that is sensitive to various scales of investment in the cultural sector, and that can balance the need for transparent decision-making with a broad vision of the ...

Shipping, mariners and port communities in fourteenth-century england

Dr Andrew Ayton | Economic & Social History | 04 April 2011

The aim of this project is to bring greater clarity and precision to academic and public understanding of the english merchant fleet in the fourteenth century. It will investigate the number and tonnage of english ships in service, the size and socia ...

Ireland and modernity

Dr Enda Delaney | Economic & Social History | 01 September 2010

Modernity is a central concern for social scientists but also has wide interdisciplinary relevance. This fellowship seeks to develop an historically informed understanding of modernity using ireland since 1750 as a case study. It draws on social theo ...

International comparisons in public participation in culture & sport

Ms Orian Brook | Human Geography | 01 August 2009

There is policy interest in the levels of public participation in culture and sport with respect both to the issue of value for money for the public purse, and to whether levels of participation are similar in different groups in society. In england ...

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