The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG) announce 18 collaborative research projects.
The projects bring together arts and humanities researchers in the UK and Germany to conduct outstanding joint research projects which span a wide range of research subjects.
From Palaeolithic art to the role of architecture in addressing climate change, hip-hop to argumentation in the UN Security Council, the 18 funded projects show how transnational collaboration encourages world-leading research.
After receiving high-quality proposals, both funders agreed to support the 18 projects. They have increased the budget, totalling over £4.8 million in the UK, matched by some €5 million for research teams in Germany. The projects will start in early 2021 and are expected to run for three years until 2024.
AHRC and DFG continue to strengthen their commitment in this area with a third bilateral open funding call for arts and humanities researchers based in Germany and the UK. The third call will build on the success of the first two rounds and address the entire spectrum of the arts and humanities (including law and linguistics) that fall within the remits of DFG and the AHRC.
Exceptional collaborative projects
Professor Christopher Smith, Executive Chair, Arts and Humanities Research Council, says:
I am delighted that the second year of this partnership between AHRC and DfG has generated such interest from our research communities. Once again, we have been able to co-fund a wide range of exceptional collaborative projects.
This programme demonstrates the scope that exists for continued and deepening research cooperation between the UK and Germany and is evidence of our international ambition.
Back to the future: archiving residential children’s homes (ARCH) in Scotland and Germany
Dr Ruth Emond, University of Stirling; Prof. Dr. Florian Eßer, Universität Osnabrück
Discipline: Library and Information Studies
A cross-linguistic investigation of meaning-driven combinatorial restrictions in clausal embedding
Dr Wataru Uegaki, University of Edinburgh; Prof. Dr. Maribel Romero, Universität Konstanz
Interactions between dynamic effects and alternative-based inferences in the study of meaning
Dr Yasutada Sudo, University College London; Prof. Dr. Cornelia Ebert, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
Light on Hatha yoga: a critical edition and translation of the Hathapradipika, the most important premodern text on physical yoga
Dr James Mallinson, SOAS University of London; Prof. Dr. Jürgen Hanneder, Philipps-Universität Marburg
Discipline: Asiatic & Oriental Studies
Normative vs. descriptive accounts in the philosophy and psychology of reasoning and argumenta-tion: tension or productive interplay?
Professor Ulrike Hahn, Birkbeck College; Prof. Dr. Stephan Hartmann, Ludwig-Maximilans-Universität München
Locality and the argument-adjunct distinction: structure-building vs. structure-enrichment
Dr Robert Truswell, University of Edinburgh; Dr Thomas McFadden, Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS)
Documentary snapshots from seventh-century Egypt: local responses to regime transitions
Professor Nikolaos Gonis, University College London; Dr. Lajos Berkes, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Trajectories of conflict: the dynamics of argumentation in the UN Security Council
Professor Chris Reed, University of Dundee; Prof. Dr. Manfred Stede, Universität Potsdam
Hip-hop’s fifth element: knowledge, pedagogy, and artist-scholar collaboration
Dr Justin Arthur Williams, University of Bristol; Dr. Sina Nitzsche, Technische Universität Dortmund
Spaces of translation: European magazine cultures, c.1945-65
Professor Andrew Thacker, Nottingham Trent University; Prof. Dr. Alison Martin Johannes, Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Discipline: Comparative Literature
Speakers, listeners, languages: patterns of variability and contrast in spoken language dynamics
Dr Christopher Carignan, University College London; Prof. Dr. Marianne Pouplier, Ludwig-Maximilans-Universität München
Priests in a post-imperial world, c. 900-1050
Dr Charles West, University of Sheffield; Prof. Dr. Steffen Patzold, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Demarginalizing medieval Africa: images, texts, and identity in early Solomonic Ethiopia (1270-1527)
Professor Theo Maarten van Lint, University of Oxford; Prof. Dr. Alessandro Bausi, Universität Hamburg
Discipline: Art History
The history of pronominal subjects in the language of northern Europe
Professor David Willis, University of Oxford; Prof. Dr. Roland Meyer, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Household art and activities, Palaeolithic style: the psychology of 16000-year-old domestic culture at Gönnersdorg (Rheinland) and Oelnitz (Thuringia)
Professor Paul Pettitt, Durham University; Prof. Dr. Sabine Gaudzinski-Windheuser, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Architecture after architecture: spatial practice in the face of the climate emergency
Professor Jeremy Till, University of the Arts London; Prof. Dr. Tatjana Schneider, Technische Universität Braunschweig
Academic freedom, globalised scholarship and the rise of authoritarian China
Professor Eva Pils, King’s College London; Prof. Dr. Katrin Kinzelbach, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Discipline: Law and Legal Studies
The Kinesemiotic body: a pragmatic account of the local discourse organisation of dance
Dr Arianna Maiorani, Loughborough University; Prof. Dr. John Bateman, Universität Bremen