Grant winners – 2 June 2016

A round-up of recent recipients of research council cash

June 2, 2016
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Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Sincere: selective ion-conductive ceramic electrolytes

FORTRESS: F block covalency and reactivity defined by structural compressibility

STORMLAMP – structural behaviour of rock mounted lighthouses at the mercy of impulsive waves

Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation programme

Mechanisms of action of intervention in the PHOENIX trial: in women with preterm pre-eclampsia does planned delivery improve post-partum maternal cardiac function through attenuation of myocardial ischaemia at time of disease (PHOEBE study)?

Nucleos(t)ide withdrawal in HBeAg negative hepatitis B virus infection to promote HBsAg clearance (NUC-B)

Leverhulme Trust

Research Project Grants

The social side of face perception: insights from atypical development

ARD: accessible reasoning with diagrams


A decade of change: television and society in Wales in the 1970s

The Breckland Palaeolithic project: culture, technology and evolving humans

In detail

Award winner: James Ross
Institution: University of Winchester
Value: £200,932

Kingship, court and society at the dawn of the modern age: the Chamber Books of Henry VII and Henry VIII, 1485-1521

“The expense and receipt books of the King’s Chamber (the Chamber Books) are the single most important source for understanding both the public rule (kingship, government, and state finance – including the infamous ‘bonds and recognisances’) and the private life (material culture, alms-giving, and the rhythms of daily life at court) of Henry VII and Henry VIII between 1485 and 1521,” James Ross, senior lecturer in late medieval history at the University of Winchester told Times Higher Education. “While long used by historians, their complexity and bulk mean that they have never been used systematically. My collaborator, Sean Cunningham at the National Archives, and I have long been interested in the politics and government of early Tudor England, and I have always been rather suspicious of some of the standard portrayals of both kings. The project hopes to shed new light on Henry VII, particularly a more nuanced interpretation of the novelty of his methods, his success in controlling his subjects, and the glamour of his court, which is usually unflatteringly contrasted with that of his son, Henry VIII.”

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