About the project and team

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Who we are:

Through consultation with the AHRC Commons community, the Fellowship Team is helping the initiative to take shape. The team operates independently of, but offers formative advice to, the AHRC on the development of the AHRC Commons. The team has been appointed for three years in the first instance and includes:

Prof. Richard Clay
Prof. Richard Clay

AHRC Commons Fellow;
Richard Clay is Professor of Digital Humanities, Newcastle University.

Johannah Latchem
Johannah Latchem

Research Fellow;
Johannah Latchem is based in Newcastle University.

Brigitte Winsor
Brigitte Winsor

Project Designer;
Brigitte Winsor is a freelance Creative Director, Web and Graphic Designer.

What we are doing:


Years in project


Meetings to date


People in discussions

The team has been meeting with members of the AHRC Commons since September 2014, outlining and exploring the initiative’s aims, and discussing how best to take it forward. To date, they have completed:

  • Discussions with groups of the AHRC Peer Review College in 3 regions; the AHRC Subject Associations group; the AHRC Leadership Fellows; the AHRC Advisory Board; the AHRC Council; the whole staff of the AHRC; 50 Postgraduate Researchers and Early Career Researchers at an event co-hosted by the team at the University of Birmingham; key individual researchers who work in collaboration across disciplines and sectors in Brighton, Bristol, Glasgow, and London; representatives of RCUK and of the British Council in Washington DC; senior staff at US foundations.
  • Cross-sector focus groups in Bristol, Dundee, and Lancaster with teams engaged with creative industries’ SMEs.
  • A round of meetings during summer 2015 with leaders of AHRC Subject Centres and with IRO staff.
  • Three regional workshops in summer 2015, involving up to 90 members of the AHRC Commons who will identify the event’s themes, diverse session formats and leaders, and host institution.
  • Organising the first national AHRC Commons event Common Ground to be held in 2016.

The AHRC Commons aims to:

develop protocols and values that facilitate work across the community…

“He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me.”

Thomas Jefferson, 1813