Research projects

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Current projects

Title Funder Start date End date
European Popular Musics Leverhulme / UoL 1 June 2011 31 December 2099
The Eighteenth Century Studies Seminar Internally funded 2016 31 December 2099
TAUS Internally funded 2008 31 December 2099
Poetical Animals: Aristotle, Anthropology, and Poetry Leverhulme 1 January 2011 31 December 2099
Speaker identity in metaphor processing LCS SRDF 1 January 2015 31 December 2099
Magister Mundi? Hermann Hesse's Global Impact Internally funded 1 January 2019 31 December 2099
Thai Politics @ Leeds Internally funded 2007 31 December 2099
National Network for Interpreting HEFCE January 2017 31 December 2099
Dante and Late Medieval Florence: Theology in Poetry, Practice and Society AHRC 2012 31 December 2099
Popular Culture Research Network Internally funded 2005 31 December 2099
Performance, Politics, Piety AHRC / ESRC January 2008 31 December 2099
Chinese Theatre Internal Funding - 31 December 2099
Spectacular Subjects: Modernism, Gender and Visuality in Interwar Japan Leverhulme (January – July 2019 only) 1st August 2018 31 December 2099
The Senses and the Meanings of Modernity in East Asia Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation Grant LCS Strategic Research and Development Grant 01 June 2018 31 December 2099
What is History on Film? The Case of Italian Cinema 1911-2010 Internally funded 1 January 2015 31 December 2099
Correspondance générale de Benjamin Constant Multiple funders 1 January 1993 31 December 2099
Fate and Choice in Edgar Reitz's Heimat Internally funded 1 October 2018 30 September 2022
Concepts of ‘honour’ in Islam and Muslim communities, and their impact on Muslim women: perceptions, praxis and new modalities WRoCAH 1 October 2016 30 November 2021
Masculinity through the lens of power and violence in post-WW2 British and French children’s literature Excellence Scholarship (LCS) 1 October 2018 1 October 2021
Changing the Story: Building Inclusive Civil Societies with, and for, Young People in 5 Post-Conflict Countries AHRC / GCRF 1 October 2017 30 September 2021
Experiences of Year Abroad in China Internally funded 1 October 2018 30 June 2021
Laughter from the Grassland: Humour and Comedy in Amdo Tibet Internally funded 1 January 2013 1 June 2021
Framing the Lyric Subject Matter: Prose Headings in Italian Books of Poetry (c.1450-c.1650) Humboldt Fellowship 1 November 2019 30 April 2021
Children's experience, understanding, and use of adjectives across the socioeconomic spectrum Economic and Social Research Council 1 February 2018 31 January 2021
Beyond Tomorrow. German Science Fiction and Utopian Thought in the 20th and 21st Century Internally funded 1 January 2014 31 December 2020
HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi) test taker characteristics, test performance and implications for HSK test constructs Hankao International 1 April 2019 1 November 2020
Speech tempo perception and missing sounds Leverhulme Trust 4 September 2017 1 October 2020
Mediterranean Gypsies Marie Skłodowska-Curie 10 September 2018 9 September 2020
Elegia renascens: Latin love elegy collections from antiquity to the Renaissance Leverhulme Trust 1 February 2019 1 September 2020
Yemen in Conflict: Popular literary heritage as expression of conflict and tool for conflict resolution British Academy 1 February 2019 30 June 2020
Intercultural Communication in Interaction: multimodal approaches WUN 1 March 2019 28 February 2020
Heritage with and without the State Internally funded 1 September 2017 1 January 2020
Our Mythical Childhood ERC 1 January 2018 1 January 2020
Les Femmes s'entêtent: Feminism, writing, art and film 1975-2015 Internally funded 1 January 2015 31 December 2019
Petrarch Commentary and Exegesis in Renaissance Italy, c.1350-c.1650 AHRC 1 January 2017 31 December 2019
Language and Nature in Southern and Eastern Arabia AHRC 1 October 2017 30 September 2019
Parameters & Practice: A Year of Tasks for Creative Collaboration Internally funded 1 October 2018 30 September 2019
Community documentation of biocultural diversity in the eastern Yemeni province of al-Mahrah ELDP 1 October 2017 30 September 2019
The Transcultural Fantastic LAHRI 1 September 2018 1 September 2019
Co-designing methods with older people to understand the role of digital technologies in social isolation EPSRC 1 December 2018 31 August 2019
EU-MADE4LL - European Multimodal Digital Education for Language Learning Erasmus+ Key Action2 1 September 2016 31 August 2019
LITE Excellence and Innovation fellowship LITE 1 September 2018 31 August 2019
Creating/Curating the Decolonial Classroom LAHRI 1 September 2018 31 August 2019

Past projects

Title Funder Start date End date
“Reading to Learn” – cognitive processes involved in learning Chinese characters LCS 1 May 2019 31 July 2019
The Reception of Apuleius' Cupid and Psyche Multiple funders 1 May 2016 30 April 2019
Community Arts Against Antibiotic Resistance in Nepal (CARAN) AHRC / MRC GCRF 1 September 2018 31 March 2019
The Hercules Project: A hero for all ages AHRC-supported 1 September 2016 31 December 2018
Legacies of War Internally funded 1 September 2014 31 December 2018
Sumak Kawsay and the Sustainable Development Agenda: Critical Debates and Creative Responses from a Latin American Indigenous Perspective AHRC 1 November 2017 31 December 2018
Transnational Holocaust Memory Leverhulme Trust / AHRC / BA / UoL 1 January 2015 1 December 2018
Promoting language development via shared reading ESRC 1 April 2015 3 August 2018
Suicide Voices: Neoliberal Globalisation and Workplace Trauma AHRC 1 January 2017 30 June 2018
Performing the Jewish Archive AHRC 30 November 2014 29 June 2018
Soft Power, Cinema and the BRICS AHRC 1 December 2015 31 May 2018
Troubling the National Brand and Voicing Hidden Histories: Historical Drama as a tool for International Development and Community Empowerment AHRC 1 November 2016 31 May 2018
ManyBabies1: Quantifying sources of variability in infancy research using the infant-directed speech preference APS 1 May 2017 1 April 2018
Early discourse competence in preschool children: An elicitation study AHRC 1 September 2016 1 December 2017
Syllables, segments and how to measure speech tempo: Evidence from listening experiments British Academy / Leverhulme Trust 4 July 2016 3 September 2017
The Documentation and Ethnolinguistic Analysis of Modern South Arabian Leverhulme Trust 1 January 2013 31 December 2016
Suicide Voices: Narratives of Trauma in the Globalised Workplace Wellcome Trust 1 January 2016 31 December 2016
Writing the Revolution. The Construction of '1968' in Germany Internally funded 1 January 2010 31 December 2016
Leeds Voices: Communicating superdiversity in the market British Academy / Leverhulme Trust 1 October 2015 30 September 2016
Exploring psycholinguistic eye tracking methodologies and data analytic techniques British Academy 1 January 2014 31 December 2015
Referential communication and executive function skills in bilingual children Leverhulme Trust 1 October 2012 30 June 2015
From Over-Estimation to Under-Estimation: The Trajectory of Political Islam in the MENA Countries Gerda Henkel Foundation 1 January 2011 31 December 2014
Saudi Chambers of Commerce and Industry Project British Academy / Leverhulme Trust 1 January 2011 31 December 2014
New statistical methods to analyse psycholinguistic data British Academy 1 January 2014 1 December 2014
Development of e-Government in Kuwait LSE 1 January 2011 31 December 2012
The Bantu-Romance connection ESF / British Academy 1 May 2006 1 May 2007
WebDoc Internally funded 2014 -
Using Film to Examine Heritage, Identity and Global Citizenship: supporting the work of the Bautzen Memorial to Engage New Audiences AHRC 1 September 2015 31 December 2015
Using Digital Tools to Challenge Xenophobia and Support International Development in South Africa AHRC 3 October 2016 1 January 2018
Using digital tools in heritage AHRC 1 March 2014 31 July 2016
Unheard Voices: The Poetry of the Gallipoli Campaign AHRC 20 June 2017 20 June 2017
The Woman Reader Project BA / Leverhulme Trust July 2016 July 2017
TCC Internally funded 1 January 2010 31 December 2012
Staging China AHRC / CCKF / SBFT / UoL 2011 2016
Signs beyond borders: Meaning-making across sign and spoken languages Internally funded 2017 2018
Screening European Heritage: History on Film, the Heritage Industry and Cultural Policy AHRC 1 February 2013 31 December 2013
ReadingCorp - - -
Process Automation for Localisation of Dialogue in Entertainment Media (PALODIEM) InnovateUK 2014 2016
Post-Work: Framing Labour in Post Industrial Europe AHRC 2017 2018
Performing Violence Ignite Scheme (UoL) 2014 2016
ORCIT EC - -
MULIMO - - -
MITRAS - - -
Middlebrow culture in Europe 20th/21st centuries Internally funded 1 January 2014 Ongoing
MeLLANGE 01 January 2007 -
Media, Conflict and Democratisation (MeCoDEM) EU7 1 January 2014 31 January 2017
Medfrench UoL 2007 2007
Love Letters and Erotic Letters: Antiquity and Beyond Internally funded 2018 2021
Longinus Reunited: On Sublimity in Context Internally funded 1 January 2015 Ongoing
LangCorp AHRC - -
Kelly Marie Curie FP7 - -
How to promote children's language development using family-based shared book reading ESRC 2015 2018
Family Sagas in World Literatures and Audio-Visual Cultures: Reimagining Nations Across the Globe UoL / BCLA 2017 2017
EvIDence - -
eCoLoRe / eCoLoTrain / eColoMedia Internally funded 1 January 2002 1 January 2010
Eco-criticism in Times of Crisis: Nature, Capital and Culture in the Hispanic and Lusophone Worlds Leverhulme / UoL 1 June 2016 2 June 2016
Dostoevsky Now Internally funded 2016 2016
Digital Tools in the Service of Difficult Heritage: How Recent Research Can Benefit Museums and their Audiences AHRC 1 September 2016 31 December 2017
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