AHRC Online Research Library – Symposium sign-up
- 10am-11:30am | Monday 15 January 2024
- Online via Zoom.
A free symposium in collaboration with NCACE to share learning from the recently launched Online Research Library, presented by Clore Leadership and the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The symposium will invite thoughts from some of the research authors and prompt debate about the value of cultural research and what prompts it gives for future research needs.
This autumn, Clore Leadership and the Arts & Humanities Research Council were pleased to launch a new Online Research Library, making publicly available the research commissioned from Clore Fellows over the past two decades. We are now pleased to be presenting an online symposium from 10am-11:30am on Monday 15 January 2024 in collaboration with the National Centre for Academic and Cultural Exchange (NCACE). The symposium will share learning from the library, invite thoughts from some of the research authors and prompt debate about the value of cultural research and what prompts it gives for future research needs.
Speakers at the event include:
- Dr. Sue Carver – Head of Skills, Arts and Humanities Research Council
- Magnus Copps – Research Library Consultant
- Nicola Naismith – Visual artist, researcher, coach, mentor and lecturer
- Professor Bambo Soyinka – Professor of Story, Bath Spa University & AHRC National Director for Story
- Evelyn Wilson – Co-director, NCACE and the Cultural Capital Exchange
About the Online Research Library
The Online Research Library currently comprises around 85 papers and will continue to grow with contributions from each cohort of Clore Leadership Fellows, reflecting current trends in cultural leadership and the creative sectors. Conceived originally as an opportunity for “research, reflection, and writing on a subject of practical relevance to the field in which they are working”, at the outset of the Clore Leadership programme in 2004, the partnership with AHRC has centred on the provision of an award to enable Clore Leadership Fellows to undertake a focused research project which is supervised by an academic at a UK university.
Since its inception, the partnership has supported over 200 projects, spanning two decades in which we have lived through huge social, political and cultural change. Leadership in the cultural sector has similarly seen a dramatic increase in complexity since the first cohort of Clore Leadership Fellows in 2004 and the topics covered by the research are consequently varied. They focus on critical elements of leadership practice and development as well by prevailing local and global issues on equity and inclusivity, and sustainability, ranging from sector-specific insights such as what dance can offer leaders in the corporate sector, all the way to external factors impacting the sector such as the use of undersea telegraph cable stations in cultural regeneration around the world.
Published papers have been reviewed and categorised in two main schemes: leadership ‘themes’ and ‘AHRC Subject Areas’. A set of content themes links papers in the research library with a far wider corpus of thinking, writing, and activities presented across Clore Leadership’s programmes. At the same time, papers have been classified by AHRC research subject areas, which means they can be related to the breadth and richness of research supported across the AHRC portfolio in Higher Education Institutions and Independent Research Organisations.