Activities

Research grants

Research grants awarded in partnership with the centre:

  • Home-work: connections and transitions in London from the seventeenth century to the present'- four AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Awards (2012–15)

  • Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship (2012–15) awarded to Dr Richard Baxter (Geography, QMUL) to work on ‘Home and inhabitation: a biography of the Aylesbury Estate.’ The modernist high-rise home remains stereotyped as a place of destitution, fear and violence. Despite growing interest in the marginalised home, there is little research on the now vilified high-rise estate as home in the UK. In response, this research provides a biography of the Aylesbury Estate in South London, once the most notorious estate in the UK, which is now slowly being demolished. It will document the history of this ‘failed’ estate, from its conception to destruction, as home. 

  • AHRC grant to study 'Living with the past at home: domestic prehabitation and inheritance'.
    Catherine Nash (PrincipaI Investigator), Alison Blunt (Co-Investigator), Alastair Owens (Co-Investigator) and Caron Lipman (Postdoctoral Research Associate). See www.livingwiththepastathome.com for further details.

  • AHRC grant to complete a research review on 'Connected communities: diaspora and transnationality'.
    Alison Blunt (PI), Cathy McIlwaine (CI), Jayani Bonnerjee (PDRA) and Cliff Pereira (community engagement facilitator).
    The research review is available at www.geog.qmul.ac.uk/docs/research/61819.pdf