Information für die Wissenschaft Nr. 103 | 19. November 2021

Collaboration between UK and Germany Supports World-leading Research

Awards have been made to 19 collaborative research projects in the third round of funding delivered by the partnership between the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation).

The awards bring together arts and humanities researchers in the UK and Germany to conduct outstanding projects spanning a wide range of academic disciplines.

After receiving high-quality proposals, both funders agreed to support 19 projects. This means an increase in budget, totalling over £5.2 million in the UK, matched by over €5.2 million for research teams in Germany. The projects will start in 2022 and are expected to run for three years until 2025.

The projects show the importance of transnational collaboration in supporting world-leading research.

This is part of a long-standing collaboration between the two funders, which was renewed earlier this year. The bilateral funding agreement has been extended for five years, and will facilitate a total of eight funding opportunities. The fourth call is now open for applications.

Full list of successful funded projects

Devastation, Dislocation and (Re-)Settlement. Breaking/Replacing the People-Place Connection in Landscape
Thomas Meier (Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg); 
Sam Turner (University of Newcastle)
Discipline: World Geography

FAIR Epigraphy
Marietta Horster (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz); 
Jonathan Prag (University of Oxford)
Discipline: Ancient History

From Smart Technologies to Smart Consumer Laws: Comparative Perspectives from Germany and the United Kingdom
Christoph Busch (Universität Osnabrück); Louisa Specht-Riemenschneider (Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms-Universität Bonn); Guido Noto La Diega (University of Stirling)
Discipline: Private Law

GALaCSy: The Earliest Translations of the Pauline Epistles
Frank Feder (Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen); Holger Strutwolf (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster); Hugh Houghton (University of Birmingham)
Discipline: Theology

Images and Imagination of Impairment and Disability in the “Hans-Würtz-Collection”
Oliver Musenberg (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin); 
Simon McKeown (University of Teesside)
Discipline: Social and Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology

Interreligious Communication in and between the Latin-Christian and the Arabic-Islamic Sphere: Macro-theories and Micro-settings
Daniel König (Universität Konstanz); Theresa Jäckh (University of Durham)
Discipline: Medieval History

Microvariation and Youth Language Practices in Africa
Nico Nassenstein (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz); 
Hannah Gibson (University of Essex)
Discipline: General and Comparative Linguistics, Typology, Non-European Languages

Moral Obligation, Epistemology and Public Health: The Case of Vaccine Hesitancy
Sven Bernecker (Universität zu Köln); Tom Sorell (University of Warwick)
Discipline: Theoretical Philosophy

Prosodic Structure at the Interface between Language and Speech
Tina Bögel (Universität Konstanz); Alice Turk (University of Edinburgh)
Discipline: Applied Linguistics, Experimental Linguistics, Computational Linguistics

Rethinking Enlightenment: The Reception of John Locke in Germany
Lore Knapp (Universität Bielefeld); Konstantin Pollok (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz); Thomas Ahnert (University of Edinburgh)
Discipline: History of Philosophy

Roman Melting Pots: Tracing Food Residues and Cultural Diversity in a Frontier Zone
Simon Hammann (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg); 
Martin Pitts (University of Exeter) Discipline: Classical Archaeology

Romani Migration between Germany and Britain (1880s–1914): Spaces of Informal Business, Media Spectacle, and Racial Policing
Felix Brahm (Universität Bielefeld); Eve Rosenhaft (University of Liverpool)
Discipline: Modern History

The Norse and the Sea: The Maritime Cultural Landscape of Scandinavian Scotland
Sven Kalmring (Stiftung Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesmuseen Schloss Gottorf); Alexandra Sanmark (University of Highlands and Islands)
Discipline: World Archaeology

The Sound of Nature: Soundscapes and Environmental Awareness, 1750–1950
Wilko Graf von Hardenberg (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin); 
Martin Willis (Cardiff University)
Discipline: Modern History

The Universe as an Open System
Stephan Hartmann (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München); 
Karim Thebault (University of Bristol)
Discipline: Theoretical Philosophy

Weather Reports – Wind as Model, Media, and Experience
Birgit Schneider (Universität Potsdam); Ryan Bishop (University of Southampton)
Discipline: Theatre and Media Studies

”Werck der Bücher“: Transitions, Experimentation, and Collaboration in Reprographic Technologies, 1440–1470
Vincent Christlein (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg); Nikolaus Weichselbaumer (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz); Stephen Charles Mossman (University of Manchester)
Discipline: Medieval German Literature

Where Have all the Workers Gone? Labour and Work in Ghana, 1951–2010
Andreas Eckert (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin); Gareth Austin (University of Cambridge)
Discipline: Modern and Current History

World Futures: Multimodal Viewpoint Construction by Russian International Media
Peter Uhrig (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg); 
Anna Wilson (University of Oxford)
Discipline: Applied Linguistics, Experimental Linguistics, Computational Linguistics

Further Information

Information on the fourth DFG/AHRC call can be found on the AHRC website:

DFG-specific information and the outcomes of earlier calls can be found on the DFG website:



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Emma Bessent, International Partnerships and Engagement Management