Grant winners – 1 October 2015

A round-up of recent recipients of research council cash

October 1, 2015
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Leverhulme Trust

Research Project Grants

Physical actor training – an online A‑Z and e-book

Brittany and the Atlantic archipelago: contact, myth and history, 450-1200


Living interfaces based on non-pathogenic bacteria to control stem cell differentiation

19F NMR exchange spectroscopy of polyfluorosugar transport across cell membranes

Real-time imaging of murine alveolarisation

Time and causality in cognitive development

International Networks

Nano-phenomena and functionality of modern carbon-based tribo-coatings


Rights, duties and the politics of obligation: socio-economic rights in history

A transnational approach to resistance in Europe, 1936-48

Arts and Humanities Research Council

Research grants

The Stuart successions: fresh approaches to the understanding of 17th-century history and literature

Creating a virtual pilgrimage trail in the Isle of Man: faithscape, landscape and heritage


The ethical demand: Løgstrup’s ethics and its implications

In detail

Award winner: Michele Aaron
Institution: University of Birmingham
Value: £38,784 Digital technology and human vulnerability: towards an ethical film praxis

This project explores how the use of digital technologies transforms engagement with, understanding of and response to vulnerability. Digital film technology has transformed the encounter between those watching and the vulnerable other. While this “ethical” encounter is the subject of discussion in film theory, researchers are yet to consider the full impact of the digital within it. Also, practitioners lack detailed ethical guidelines that move beyond basic questions of consent or good practice. The team will work with vulnerable adults – those affected by terminal illness at the John Taylor Hospice in Erdington, Birmingham – to co-create digital films. From their respective fields, the multidisciplinary team will identify, share and apply the ethical issues inherent to engaging with vulnerability through a workshop, monthly meetings, contributions to the development of an interactive website and an exhibition.

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