To encourage arts and humanities researchers to investigate e-Science applications, the AHRC in association with JISC have committed funding to an e-Science initiative, presently funded until 2008. For further information please see the AHESSC Getting Funding pages.
Some activities supported by this initiative include:
- A scoping study of e-Science and e-Social Science developments and their value to the arts and humanities.
- A call for applications for e-Science workshops.
- A call for demonstrator projects for e-Science.
- A call for bids for e-Science research projects, to a total value of at least £1.2 million.
These initiatives build on the following projects which have already been funded under the JISC Virtual Research Environments programme.
- Building a VRE for the Humanities – University of Oxford (Humanities Division).
- VRE in Political Discourse – University of East Anglia/ University of Hull.
- Silchester Roman Town: A VRE for Archaeology – University of Reading / York.
- Archaeological Trust. CSAGE: Collaborative Stereoscopic Access Grid – University of Manchester / University of Southampton.
These demonstrator projects have provided practical experience of the process and practice of e-Research and are intended to act as exemplars to the arts and humanities community of successful uses of e-Science type methodologies.