AHRC seminar series: ‘Blurring Genres: Recovering the Humanities for Political Science and Area Studies’

(with Susan Hodgett, University of Ulster).


We have been awarded £36,000. The project will run from January 2016 to September 2017. This research network will bring together an interdisciplinary and international group of experts to explore the ways in which the research methodologies usually associated with the Arts and Humanities are being recovered by political scientists, area studies scholars and policy makers internationally. Five seminars will be held around the UK (at the universities of Southampton, London-SOAS, Manchester, Ulster, the Home Office and Civil Service Learning Better (both London).  One workshop will be held at the University of California, Berkeley. Each university, the Cabinet Office have committed to contribute to support these events. The outcome of the seminar series will be two major academic publications one monograph (Bevir and Rhodes) and an edited book (Hodgett and Rhodes).

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