Sadler Seminar Series 2016/17
Sir Michael Sadler (1861-1943) was a Leeds Vice Chancellor famed for his open mind, adventuresome tastes and commitment to research to the lasting benefit of the Universitys art collection and much more. The idea behind the programme now bearing his name, is to support colleagues from the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures who wish to pursue research questions that, to be answered well, require collaboration across disciplinary lines. Supported by the LHRI, Sadler Seminars will run for a year, will typically feature between 2 and 5 seminars per semester and will be linked with funding for workshops, outreach/impact activities, grant-writing and administrative support.
In the scheme's second year, the LHRI is delighted to be supporting the following 10 projects:
Details of the projects supported in the inaugural 2015/16 series can be found here.
Students as Scholars
In order to ensure that undergraduates benefit from the Facultys research culture, the LHRI collaborates with the Pro-Dean for Student Education to run the Students as Scholars scheme. The scheme is now in its fourth year, matching undergraduates with postgraduate mentors, and encouraging their engagement in the Facultys rich and diverse research culture through attendance at research events. Postgraduate mentors are on hand to discuss ideas, give confidence, and promote the benefits of being part of a research-intensive university.
Interdisciplinary Research Groups
The Faculty is also home to a large number of interdisciplinary groups of varying scope and scale. Their research is characterised by innovative and powerful projects that range widely by period, geography and theme. Groups include: