Grant winners – 9 June 2016

A round-up of recent recipients of research council cash

June 9, 2016
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Medical Research Council

Selenium in early life to enhance neurodevelopment in unfavourable settings (SELENIUS)


Detecting antibiotic resistance proteins in clinical samples using proteomics


Identification of in vivo generated human autoantibodies for the screening and early detection of primary colorectal cancer (CRC)


Leverhulme Trust

Research Project Grants
Sciences

Elucidating the role of colour in shape-processing in human vision


Main group catalysis: chiral borenium cations


Exploring intentionality biases in the analysis of human behaviour


Arts and Humanities Research Council

Research grants

Iron Age and Roman Heritage: exploring ancient identities in modern Britain (IA&RH)


Loss of inflection


Southeast Asian Cinemas Research Network (SEACRN): promoting dialogue across critical and creative practice


Human adaptation to coastal evolution: late Quaternary evidence from Southeast Asia (SUNDASIA)


In detail

Award winner: Deborah Mawer
Institution: Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham City University
Value: £461,583

Accenting the Classics: Durand’s Édition classique (c. 1915-25) as a French prism on the musical past

Analytical, cultural and historical musicology will be blended with musical performance to study the “French accent” given to earlier European piano music (the “classics”) in French music publisher Durand’s multi-volume Édition classique A. Durand & fils. “[This] seemed an ideal way to capitalise on the strengths of our French Music Research Hub, also enabling fruitful collaboration with the Royal Northern College of Music,” Deborah Mawer, research professor of music and director of the French Music Research Hub at the Birmingham Conservatoire, told Times Higher Education. “We hope to discover how this…accenting…varies from subtle inflection through to more radical rewriting of texts, dependent on editor and period, and how in turn this may help us rethink our understanding of performance, then and now.” Information about the edition’s role and network will shine light on topics such as French cultural identity, the works of 20th-century French composers, and pedagogy and wartime publishing. “Using the Durand edition as its timely focus, this project is significant in bringing together early-late period expertise, disciplines of analysis, editing and cultural history, as well as creating dialogue between academics and performers. It has exciting potential to change practice,” Professor Mawer added.

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