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About the AHRI

The Arts & Humanities Research Institute (AHRI) is undergoing a period of exciting change to address the challenges of 21st century civic society and culture. Over the next four years we are extending our work at the forefront of world-leading interdisciplinary research. Within new state-of-the-art meeting and maker spaces the AHRI provides an experimental and creative home for people to work together on socially-engaged research projects that draw on the insights of arts and humanities.

The AHRI is a vibrant exchange for students, post-doctoral researchers and Visiting Professors and civic visitors. We are a hub for specialist reading groups and seminars, as well as a platform for public seminars, conferences and festivals. We create connections between academics from all Arts and Humanities departments and across the College through the Early Careers Network, the Feminist Network, with joint activities with the Science Gallery,  the Policy Institute and Culture@King’s, We support 11 world leading interdisciplinary specialist research centres. We spark emergent research themes through supporting collaborative enquiries that bring academics from Arts and Humanities together with wider communities led by our Associate Directors.

We have projects with 27 civic and cultural organisations including the BBC, the National Portrait Gallery, the British Museum, the British Library, the Museum of London, Royal Literary Fund,  and the Imperial War Museum. We support new communities of interest by sparking new forms of collaborative research and education with smaller scale groups locally and globally.

Our new space on the King’s Strand Campus, includes pop up research projects, and is being designed with innovatively and sustainably designed meeting rooms, writing booths, flexible workshop and digital maker spaces. We also take our research on the road by joining up with external community and arts festivals.

Whether you are working in Arts and Humanities at King’s, elsewhere in the College or you within a cultural or civic organisation, we help the curious to build new connections to solve difficult challenges. 

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