Funding for the Methods Network ended March 31st 2008. The website will be preserved in its current state.


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.