Grant winners – 6 July 2017

A round-up of academics awarded research council funding

July 6, 2017

Economic and Social Research Council

Research grants

Mental health and educational achievement in UK adolescents


  • Award winner: Sara Evans-Lacko
  • Institution: London School of Economics
  • Value: £161,418

Long-term economic impact of childhood emotional and behavioural problems


Leverhulme Trust

Research project grants

Humanities

Theories of paradox in 14th-century logic: edition and translation of key texts


Race, racialisation and the death penalty in England and Wales, 1900-65


Natural Environment Research Council

Reducing greenhouse climate proxy uncertainty


Arts and Humanities Research Council

Research grants

The poetry of the Lancashire cotton famine (1861-65)


The verbatim formula: creative practice for young people in 21st-century UK care


Collocaid: combining learner needs, lexicographic data and text editors to help learners write more idiomatically


HEARTS – the health, economic and social impact of arts engagement: a public health study


In detail

Award winner: Ellen Swift

Institution: University of Kent

Value: £305,253

Roman and Late Antique artefacts from Egypt: understanding society and culture

This project is the first in-depth investigation into Roman and Late Antique Egyptian society and culture using everyday artefacts as principal source material. By doing so, the researchers hope to expand our knowledge of social experience and relations during this period. Although UK museums possess large numbers of artefacts from Roman and Late Antique Egypt (30BC to AD700), they have often gone unstudied because of scholars’ focus on the Egyptian pharaohs. The team will concentrate on the collection at University College London’s Petrie Museum, which contains more than 8,000 objects from the period. By inspecting the artefacts’ features, the materials from which they are made, and physical evidence showing their daily use, the team will explore aspects of social behaviour and experience and shed new light on daily life in Roman and Late Antique Egypt. Use of associated texts will provide supplementary information. In particular, the researchers are interested in how experiences may have differed among people with varying status in society. Wear and repair of artefacts will also give insight into personal and sentimental attachment that owners may have had to them.

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