Beyond Text Student-led Initiative scheme: outcomes

27 May 2009

The aim of the Beyond Text Student-Led Initiative scheme is to support the establishment of innovative collaborative research training programmes, originated by and run for postgraduate doctoral students within the context of the AHRC Beyond Text strategic programme. This scheme provides seed money to support specialised subject or discipline specific research training to groups of students where it is not possible or cost-effective to provide the training in just one department or institution. In this year's scheme, the following post-graduates doctoral students have been successful.

Rachele Ceccarelli, Centre for Modern Thought, University of Aberdeen - Rethinking Complicity and Resistance: The Relationship between Politics and the Visual Arts

Carla Cesare, Department of Visual Arts, Northumbria University - An e-Journal for Postgraduate Research in Visual Arts and Culture

Marl'ene Edwin, Centre for Caribbean Studies, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Goldsmiths, University of London - Words from Other Worlds: Critical Perspectives on ‘Imoinda’

Ella Finer, Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, Roehampton University - Building: Sound

Owen Green, Department of Music, City University, London - Outside the Box: Practice, Participation and Method in Live Electronic Music

Diane Heath, Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, University of Kent, Canterbury - Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Colloquium: Bad Behaviour in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Anthony Ross, Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute, University of Glasgow (existing CDA) -Mediated Memory: Of Monuments, Machines and Madeleines

Patricia Stewart, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of St. Andrews - Explaining Supernatural Nature: Mediations between Image, Text and Object in the Middle Ages

Danae Theodoriou, Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, Roehampton University - 10 Performances

A training workshop is planned for all successful SLI applicants and their collaborators in July 2009.

A second round of Student-Led Initiatives will be held in Spring 2010.


Arts & Humanities Research Council: Each year the AHRC provides approximately £100 million from the Government to support research and postgraduate study in the arts and humanities, from archaeology and English literature to design and dance. In any one year, the AHRC makes approximately 700 research awards and around 1,000 postgraduate awards. Awards are made after a rigorous peer review process, to ensure that only applications of the highest quality are funded. Arts and humanities researchers constitute nearly a quarter of all research-active staff in the higher education sector. The quality and range of research supported by this investment of public funds not only provides social and cultural benefits but also contributes to the economic success of the UK. See Arts & Humanities Research Council website.