AHRC Science in Culture Theme

Russell Brand & Professor Barry Smith on 'Under the Skin'

Interview with Russell Brand

Events, Workshops & Conferences

AHRC funding has already been awarded through the Science in Culture Theme to over 50 projects

Exploratory Awards, Research Networks, Innovation Awards and Large Grants

Constructing Scientific Communities: Citizen Science in the 19th and 21st Centuries

Large Grant

Cultural and Scientific Perceptions of Human Chicken Interactions

Large Grant

Rethinking the Senses: Uniting the Philosophy and Neuroscience of Perception

Large Grant

Arts & Humanities Research can go beyond investigating the Cultural contexts for Science to inform and contribute to its Advancement

Welcome to the AHRC Science in Culture Theme Website

Science in Culture is one of four themes identified by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) as a focus for research funding.
The AHRC Themes are identified as emerging areas of interest to arts and humanities researchers and are likely to shape or change aspects of multiple research fields in future years.
The Science in Culture Theme aims to encourage mutual exchange between researchers working across the Sciences and the Arts and Humanities.
Science in Culture will foster interdisciplinary working between researchers in the sciences and the arts and humanities in order to pursue topics that cannot be successfully addressed by either side alone.


‘Self-Impressions’ Event at Tate

“In the past few decades, however, the idea of an unbridgeable divide between art and science has begun to dissolve as increased dissemination of scientific findings into mainstream culture have led artists to examine how the images and concepts produced by cognitive science can inform their work. At the same time many psychologists have come to recognise the value in understanding and taking seriously the power of art, both as a topic of scientific study and as a means of communicating the wonder that our growing understanding of the mind and brain inspire.”


Mathematical Cultures: the London Meeting 2012-14

This book is one of the outcomes of a series of three meetings on mathematical cultures, principally funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), as a network under its Science in Culture theme.  There is a description of the network on its website...