08 February 2021
The Arts and Humanities Research Institute (AHRI) publishes its Annual Report 2019-20
Learn about the activities and achievements of AHRI’s 13 Research Centres and of the wider Institute as a whole
King’s Arts and Humanities Research Institute has recently published its annual report, covering the academic year 2019-20.
The AHRI aims to be a leading interdisciplinary and socially engaged research and education institute for the arts, culture & humanities in the UK and beyond by 2029. The annual report reflects the wide range of interdisciplinary and socially engaged research carried out by the Institute and its constituent Research Centres.
Key highlights include the socially engaged research that took place in the REACH Space, a creative hub offering funded Pop-Up Research projects and wellbeing schemes for researchers, with engagement from 20 Departments across King’s in the first five months of its launch. The AHRI supported 94 key events, attended by 4,756 people in the span of 2019-20, which included the important launch of the Engaging Memory project, connecting researchers to external stakeholders.
The AHRI’s work is largely collaborative, with the report recognising the input of over 65 external partners, from the Lambeth Portuguese Speaking Community Wellbeing Partnership to ParaPride, the British School in Athens to Shakespeare’s Globe and many more besides.
The report also focuses on the Institute’s response to Covid-19 which included: providing professional development support to enhance research skills in digital environments; supporting and engaging with Black Lives Matter and forms of anti-Asian racism linked to the global pandemic; commissioning rapid research to gauge the opportunities and challenges of delivering virtual public engagement projects; and delivering several Service projects in conjunction with the charity Migrateful.