Grant winners - 25 April 2013

April 25, 2013

Leverhulme Trust

Major Research Fellowships

The silent time machine: recovering early ethnographic film

  • Award winner: Paul Heritage
  • Institution: Queen Mary, University of London
  • Value: £159,865

Brazil: art and progress

  • Award winner: Christopher Johnson
  • Institution: University of Nottingham
  • Value: £100,638

Language, technology, aesthetics: the work of André Leroi-Gourhan

  • Award winner: Jon Lawrence
  • Institution: University of Cambridge
  • Value: £104,038

The unmaking of the English working class: selfhood, possessions and politics

  • Award winner: Moya Lloyd
  • Institution: Loughborough University
  • Value: £134,983

Who counts? The political problem of the ‘human’

  • Award winner: Diane Richardson
  • Institution: Newcastle University
  • Value: £88,815

Transforming citizenship: sexuality, gender and citizenship struggles

 

Philip Leverhulme Prizes

Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

  • Award winner: Laura Robinson
  • Institution: University of Bristol
  • Value: £70,000

The use of chemical tools to examine ocean-climate linkages today and in the past

History of Art

  • Award winner: Jo Applin
  • Institution: University of York
  • Value: £70,000

American and European art of the 1950s and 1960s

 

British Renal Society and British Kidney Patient Association

Exploring the psychological distress of South Asian patients with kidney disease

 

Wellcome Trust

Investigators in Medical Humanities

The value of these awards ranges from approximately £500,000 to just over £1 million for up to five years

  • Award winners: Simon Swain and Emilie Savage-Smith
  • Institutions: University of Warwick and University of Oxford

A literary history of medicine: the best accounts of the classes of physicians by Ibn Abi Usaybi`ah (d. 10)

 

In detail

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Research Project Grant: Humanities

Modern human colonisation of Europe: chrono-cultural comparison of east and west

It was 45,000-35,000 years ago that our species, Homo sapiens, first appeared on the European continent. By the end of this period human hunter-gatherers could be found from Russia and Ukraine in the east to Britain, France and Iberia in the west. Years of excavations have yielded abundant archaeological material and decades of study mean we understand the basics of how our species came to conquer Europe. However, the details are incompletely understood for two main reasons: difficulty in establishing when events took place and differences between research methods in Eastern and Western Europe. This project aims to take a major step towards addressing these issues through study of the Kostenki complex of archaeological sites in European Russia. New radiocarbon dating techniques will be used to establish a reliable chronology and a collaborative study of stone tools will document and explain the similarities and differences between archaeology in Eastern and Western Europe.

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