The Humanities and Social Sciences Tackling the UK’s International Challenges 2019
- 18 months
This round of The Humanities and Social Sciences Tackling the UK's International Challenges programme 2019 focuses on the themes of Borders and/or European Identities.
The projects will aim to achieve the following outcomes:
- Enhance public, cultural and/or policy understanding of international challenges past, present and future through the expertise of the humanities and social sciences;
- Develop through the humanities and social sciences the awareness required to address matters of international concern;
- Engender new or deepen existing international interdisciplinary research collaborations in the humanities and social sciences in order to yield new understanding for culture, policy and/or research agendas;
- Further cross-learning between disciplines and/or between academic, policy, cultural, practitioner and public communities on issues that are topical, under-explored or necessitate reframing.
The 15 research projects supported under this programme bring novel, interdisciplinary ideas from the humanities and the social sciences to bear on our understanding of the international challenges and opportunities which the UK has faced, is facing, and will face. They aim to advance cross-learning within and between academic, policy, practitioner and public communities on issues related to borders and/or European identities that are topical, under-explored or necessitate reframing.
For more information, please see the scheme notes.
This programme is funded by the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
Tel: 020 7969 5220
Border Festivals, Partitioned Communities and Practical Governance in West Africa
This project explores border festivals between divided populations on the Ghana/Togo and Cameroun/Chad borders
Cross-Border Queers: the Story of South Asian Migrants in the UK
This project examines the history of queer South Asian migration to the UK
European Cuisine and British Identity in the Age of Nationalism, 1760-1837
This project investigates British identity through the influence of Europe on its diet and cuisine
Hostile Environments: Policies, Stories, Responses
This project explores the environments faced by people who have been displaced and are seeking asylum in the UK, Italy, Canada and the USA
Jurisdiction, Legal Community, and Political Discourse in Medieval Europe, 1050–1250
This project researches the history of medieval law in the UK between 1050-1250
Privatising Border Control and Sovereign Power
This project will examine the privatisation of security and border control in the UK
Sea Ports and Security: the Politics of the Minor Border
This project examines security challenges surrounding the UK's sea borders