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Holly Chalcraft

This Land Is My Land: An ESRC Better Lives Essay

In this shortlisted essay from the ESRC Better Lives Writing Competition, in which PhD students who have received money from the ESRC write short essays about how their research leads too better lives, anthropologist Holly Chalcraft from Durham University discusses how the ethnic swap between Greece and Turkey after World War I affects self-identity today.

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Bobby Beaumont

Playtime in the Camps: An ESRC Better Lives Essay

On April 4 winners were announced in the year’s ESRC Writing Competition, in which PhD students who have received money from the ESRC write short essays about how their research leads too better lives. Today we posting the shortlisted and winning essays with Bobby Beaumont, a PhD research at the University of Birmingham, and his essay titled “Playtime in the camps.” Beaumont, whose research focuses on how circus, play and arts-based interventions play out in refugee camps and temporary settlements.

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Impact in Action: Denise Baden

Today Social Science Space completes a series drawn from five winners of Britain’s Economic and Social Science Research Council’s 2018 Impact Prize to learn how they built meaningfulness into their own research and how they measure impact more broadly. We end with Denise Baden of the University of Southampton, winner of the Outstanding Impact in Business and Enterprise prize.

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Impact in Action: Kevin Bales

Kevin Bales’ work on modern slavery won his one of Britain’s Economic and Social Science Research Council’s 2018 Impact Prize. We’ve asked him how he built meaningfulness into his own research and how to measure impact more broadly.

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Impact in Action: Abigail Dymond

New year, new research? Hear from five ESRC Impact Prize winners on how and what real research impact looks like as you set your own research goals for 2019. Today it’s Abigail Dymond from the University of Exeter.

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Impact in Action: Matt Flinders

In the next few days Social Science Space will hear from five winners of Britain’s Economic and Social Science Research Council’s 2018 Impact Prize to learn how they built meaningfulness into their own research and how they measure impact more broadly. We continue today with Matthew Flinders of the University of Sheffield, winner of the Impact Champion prize.

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Impact in Action: Brett Heasman

New year, new research? Hear from five ESRC Impact Prize winners on how and what real research impact looks like as you set your own research goals for 2019.

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ESRC 2018 Impact Prizes Range from Sex to Slavery

Researchers whose work has made a real difference to society or the economy, ranging from detailing the true numbers of modern slavery to transforming how we teach about sexuality, were celebrated at the ESRC’s sixth annual Impact Prize awards ceremony at the Royal Society on today.

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ESRC Impact Prize Ceremony this Wednesday

The winners of the annual ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize will be announced Wednesday in an afternoon ceremony at the Royal Society. The Impact awards, now in their sixth year, are awarded to ESRC-funded social science researchers or ESRC associates who have achieved impact through outstanding research, collaborative partnerships, engagement or knowledge exchange activities.

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Making Sense of Society: Ruben Schneider

Ruben Schneider, who is ethnographically exploring the interactions of ‘global’ conservation alliances and local communities, describes his passion in this essay for the ESRC.

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Making Sense of Society: Ruth Puttick

Are we paying enough attention to ostensible philanthropy that influences what goes on in British schools? We should, argues Ruth Puttick in this essay.

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