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The Value of Arts and Humanities Research

Centre Director Dr Richard Howells is one of “a small number of eminent UK arts and humanities scholars” commissioned by the Arts and Humanities Research Council to write an essay on the value of academic research in the arts and humanities.

The commission is to show “in language accessible to non-specialists” how arts and humanities research provides value or makes “a difference to contemporary life.”

This is a topic dear to Richard’s heart –especially the idea that the arts and humanities have a value to us all beyond the simply economic.

The finished piece is due on the date traditionally observed as Shakespeare’s birthday (April 23rd), so Richard doubly hopes that the muse (if not the bard himself) will be with him as he writes.

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