Urban regeneration has been an important issue in planning and public policy for several decades, but to date very few scholars have looked at the outcome of these efforts –the streets and buildings of the “regenerated city”, and the ideas to which they are connected. Our research project examined “new tenements” in five European cities – the dense, medium-rise, multi-storey residences built since the 1970s amid renewed optimism about the possibilities of urban living.
Lionel Wilson is interpreting data on lunar magma deposits in order to revisit the physics controlling the largest-scale volcanic events on our own planet
Louise Campbell explores the studio as lived artistic environment and the relationship of planning, decoration and design to the activities which it housed
Philip Leverhulme Prizes
I am Professor of Old Norse Philology (norrøn filologi) at the Arnamagnæan Institute, a research centre within the Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics at the University of Copenhagen's Faculty of Humanities.
From September 2016 to August 2017, I was also Leverhulme Visiting Professor at Ulster University, attached to the Irish and Celtic Studies Research Institute at Magee College in Derry.
Professor Sophie Brasselet visited the Biophysics Group within the Physics Department at the University of Exeter during the academic year 2016–2017. The activities covered different topics related to bio-imaging, where Prof Brasselet contributed her knowledge in microscopy imaging and more particularly the use of light polarization. The interaction with the staff at the host institution has been extremely fruitful in both directions.
I am a historian of the First World War and was the recipient of a 12-month Visiting Professorship at the University of Kent, from August 2016 to July 2017. Mark Connelly, who invited me, is an expert on British society and the First World War who has written on the war in film, in memory and ritual; on the British Army; and on the Imperial (now Commonwealth) War Graves Commission.
The Arctic Tundra is an enigmatic biome. Its largely treeless plains feature low-lying sedges, grasses, mosses and shrubs adapted to permafrost, the permanently frozen subsoil that underpins what is, in fact, a surprisingly diverse northern ‘oasis’. As a region identified as particularly vulnerable to accelerated climate warming, a study of its flora can reveal much about the effects of such changes. A general study can give an overview of the ecological response to climate change in circumpolar regions, while individual species can be used as a proxy of long-term climate variations.