A new vision for the Leeds Humanities Research Institute

Following a strategic review of the Leeds Humanities Research Institute, the Faculty of Arts is pleased to announce a new set of activities for the LHRI.

The revitalised LHRI will offer a wide range of new activities to support researchers i the Faculty of Arts. With new investment from the Faculty, the LHRI aims to help sustain and create the vibrant research culture of the humanities at the University of Leeds, and to be a conduit for innovative and interdisciplinary research activity across the arts and humanities. Here are some examples of our new activities:

A revised pump-priming scheme

New funds are available for projects working with Special Collections, M&S and Opera North (deadline 25 May 2012); a standard mode of pump-priming is also available for colleagues to work towards major funding bids.

Short-term Post-doctoral Impact Fellowships

These new fellowships aim to help PhD graduates in the Faculty of Arts who completed their PhD after 1 January 2011, enabling them to develop impact activities relating to their research and enhance their academic CV. Funded by HEIF Cultural and Creative Industries Exchange. Five fellowships will be awarded in Summer 2012.

Short-term Visiting Post-doctoral Fellowships

This scheme enables researchers in the Faculty of Arts to bring promising post-doctoral researchers to Leeds for 4-6 weeks to enhance existing research activities and to develop applications for post-doctoral fellowships.

LHRI Research Themes

LHRI research themes will launch in Autumn 2012. These themes, of broad cross-disciplinary interest, will aim to enrich research activity, to bring in outside expertise, to support collaboration and to attract post-doctoral and post-graduate researchers. Proposals for these themes are currently being discussed.

Practical support for interdisciplinary projects and centres

Adminstrative upport will be available to enable new interdisciplinary projects and centres to get off the ground and work towards sustainable funding.

Graduate Research Groups

These new groups will enable postgraduates and academic staff to develop programmes of intellectual enquiry. Proposals are currently being sought.

Leeds Humanities Research Bites...   

A new series of recorded interviews about major publications by researchers in the Faculty of Arts will help colleagues share information about their work and provide a new conduit for discussion.

A new series of speculative lunches, 2012-13

In this series of lunches, Arts researchers propose a topic, researchers from across the University join them for informal discussions over lunch. Following the successful launch of this series in 2011-12, the LHRI will host a new set of these lunches in the coming academic year.

Post-doctoral Development Programme, 2012-13

This programme aims to create a sociable and intellectually vibrant community for our new and existing post-docs, following a  pilot scheme in 2011-12.

For further information on any of these activities, please contact Matthew Treherne, LHRI Director (m.treherne@leeds.ac.uk).