Grant winners - 28 March 2013

March 28, 2013

The Wellcome Trust

Investigators in Medical Humanities

These awards range from about £500,000 to just over £1 million for up to five years

Making genomic medicine

Social welfare and public health: analysing quasi-natural experiments from the 2007 recession


National Institute for Health Research

Health Technology Assessment Programme

FRESH - Facilitating return to work through early specialist health-based interventions


Economic and Social Research Council

DFID/ESRC Growth Awards

A behavioural economic analysis of agricultural investment decisions in Uganda

Industrial productivity, health-sector performance and policy synergies for inclusive growth: a study in Tanzania and Kenya


Leverhulme Trust

Research Project Grants


Spatio-temporal positioning of proteins through bacterial cell cycle

Linker histones and the structure of the chromatosome

A novel methodology for modelling complex biomechanical systems using Bayesian uncertainty analysis

Social sciences

Humanitarian crises, population displacement and epidemic diseases, 1901- 2010


Anarchy? War and status in 12th-century landscapes of conflict


In detail

Award winner: Anne Curry
Institution: University of Southampton
Value: £247,692

Old wine in new bottles: English Gascony (1360-1453) for the digital future

In 1360, Edward III negotiated the Treaty of Brétigny, which gave him Aquitaine - a sovereignty that English kings held and a less well-known factor in the cause of the Hundred Years War. Over the next century, the French made inroads into English holdings but it was not until 1453 that the English lost Gascony, the heart of this area. This raises interesting questions about proto-imperialism, including that of whether Aquitaine may be considered England’s first colony. After London, Bordeaux was the largest city under English rule, and the interaction between localism and internationalism was, as in later centuries, crucial. The researchers will explore relationships with the native population and whether the duchy was a place of surrogate warfare between the great powers as in later imperial struggles. Their multifaceted approach will combine texts, maps, images and interpretation, aiming to develop new norms and tools for digital editing projects.

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