Grant winners

January 31, 2013

Leverhulme Trust

Sciences

Pressure-induced synthesis of doped polymers - a greener route to functional polymers

Molecular characterisation of Anopheles gambiae heme oxygenase

Children transforming spatial design: creative encounters with children

Development of a multiscale model of the eye lens to inform evolution and tissue morphogenesis

Developing thermodynamic probes to study two-dimensional electron systems

Integrating ecology and social science in conservation: orchards, beetles and agroecology

Domain boundaries as active elements in multiferroic materials and in minerals

Dynamics of irradiation in materials and biological systems

Economic and Social Research Council

Future Research Leaders Scheme

Ethnic inequalities in child development and health: an examination and comparison across the UK, the US and New Zealand

Voices in the City: understanding the role of the City of London as a multi-level policy actor and the impact of the financial crisis

Transatlantic interests and democratic possibility in a transforming Middle East

In detail

European Research Council

Synergy Grants

These awards are worth on average €11.5 million but can be worth up to €15 million

Award winners: Mary Laven (PI), Abigail Brundin, Deborah Howard

Institution: University of Cambridge

Domestic devotions: the place of piety in the Renaissance Italian home

This interdisciplinary project aims to demonstrate that religion played a key role in attending to the needs of the laity, and to explore the period 1400-1600 as an age of spiritual - not just cultural and artistic - revitalisation. By bringing together the study of books, buildings, objects, spaces, images and archives, the researchers aim to show how religion functioned behind the doors of the Renaissance home. Devotions - from routine prayers to extraordinary religious experiences such as miracles or exorcisms - often took place within the home and were shaped to meet the everyday demands of domestic life. It rejects the standard focus on Renaissance elites to develop an understanding of domestic devotion across a wide social spectrum.

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