Fancy spending three years at Birmingham University writing about the cultural history of British pantomime? There’s an AHRC-funded (£381,000) three-year project starting up, titled “A Cultural History of British Pantomime, 1837-1901” — and they need a scholarly researcher.

Breaks like this come along very rarely in the arts and humanities…

“There are some 12,000 research-active staff in the arts and humanities in UK universities and colleges; but the AHRC awarded in 2006-7 fewer than 300 research and related grants”