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Impact and the Arts and Humanities

The following slides give examples of types of impact in the Arts and Humanities. 

Impact and the Arts and Humanities

Impact case studies

Impact was assessed as part of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 through impact case studies.  The following links give the Arts and Humanities Impact case studies submitted by the University of reading to the REF. 

UoA 28: Modern Languages and Linguistics

Languages in war and conflict

Nation building and national identity in Italy

Raising critical awareness among French people of the ambiguities & effects of the Allied bombing of France, 1940-1945

UoA 29: English Language and Literature

Charlemagne in England: Supporting local regeneration through the delivery of cultural projects

Enhancing the availability of poetry

Henslowe-Alleyn Digitisation Project: Transforming access to manuscripts on early modern English theatre history

Samuel Beckett's Legacies

UoA 30: History

Breaking new ground in allotment history

Enhancing the visitor experience and reputation for excellence at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

Enhancing the understanding of the effects of Service Children of extended separation from their parents

UoA 31: Classics

Bringing ancient Rome to life through digital architectural modelling

The Ure Museum database: Enhancing the development of digital humanities

UoA 32: Philosophy

Stimulating popular debate around philosophy of mind and its ethical implications

The influence of moral particularism in law and ethics

UoA 34; Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory

Enhancing access & interpretation in museums for people with learning disabilities

The Dark Monarch: Developing approaches to the display of artworks

Designing information for everyday reading

Enriching communities of literacy: typographic support for world scripts

UoA 35: Film, Theatre and Television

Promoting understanding of diasporic culture, heritage & identity

Providing insights into the histories & production contexts of British TV drama since 1955

All University of Reading Impact case studies can be found at the following link: 

Impact case studies from competitor institutions can be found at the following link:

A searchable database of all REF case studies is at the following link:






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Contact the impact team

Anthony Atkin, Research Impact Manager

  • Telephone: ext. 7411

Tracey Duncombe, Research Impact Officer for Health and Food

  • Telephone: ext. 4182

Jessica Lutkin, Research Impact Officer for Heritage and Creativity

  • Telephone: ext. 7395

Katie Cooper, Research Impact Officer for Environment

Telephone: ext. TBC


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