Final Beyond Text workshops event: RADA

6 November 2009


The final Beyond Text event for six workshops and 2 networks whose research is ending this year was held in the Media Suite of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art on Friday 6 November. The event looked at the main outcomes of these research networks and workshops and discussed the possible impact the projects might have. The event was also attended by 4 members of the Beyond Text Steering Committee and 2 members of the Commissioning Panel as well as officers from the AHRC. The discussion on impact was led by Professor Calvin Taylor, Chair in Cultural Industries at Leeds University - an extract from his presentation can be seen here:


left to right: Dr Chris Breward, Dr Ian Henderson and Professor Calvin Taylor

This is the full list of research projects ending in 2009:

Beyond Text in Legal Education: PI Professor Zenon Bankowski

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Indigeneity and Performance: PI Dr Helen Gilbert

Ephemeral Media: PI Professor Paul Grainge

Musical Performance of Vernacular Poetry: PI Dr Sally Harper

De-Placing Future Memory: PI Dr Elena Isayev

Disability Histories: PI Dr Sonali Shah

Choreographic Objects: PI Dr James Leach

Spiritualism and Technology: Dr Sas Mays

Videos of their final presentations are available on the individual project pages.


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.