The Way We Live Now – The Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Anniversary Essay Competition

The AHRC have just opened an exciting opportunity for doctoral students studying within the arts and humanities: an essay competition linked to our nationwide debates series.

The competition is part of how the AHRC is marking its tenth anniversary with activities to showcase the achievements of the arts and humanities research community over the last decade, to look forward to the coming decade and to celebrate the role of the arts and humanities in all areas of our national life.

One of these activities is a series of ten debates held at universities and cultural organisations around the UK over the next year. The theme of the series is ‘The Way We Live Now’ and individual debates will focus on more specific themes including The Future City, Curating the Nation, the Challenge of Change, Beyond Digital, and many more.

The essay competition is open to any current doctoral student registered at an eligible organisation. Applicants should submit essays no longer than 1,500 words on the set themes for the debates. There will be ten prizes of £250 for the best essay on each of the ten debates, with a prize for the best essay across debates winning £500.

To find out more about this opportunity, visit the AHRC website:


Publication date: 8 June 2015