News from Katherine Dunleavy

Call for Proposals – 2019 WW1 Engagement Centres Festival

What’s it all about? We would like to invite projects to share your work at our Legacies of the First World War Festival, which will be hosted by the WW1 Engagement Centres and held across the UK in 2019. Read more

Blog – Voices of War and Peace

As the First World War Engagement Centres announce a major festival for 2019 (, Nicola Gauld from the Voices of  War and Peace Centre shares some of the highlights of the Centre’s work. Read more

Blog: Taking Yourself Seriously – Project Summary

Kate Pahl, Principle Investigator of the Taking Yourself Seriously Project, shares some of the findings of the project: The ‘Taking Yourself Seriously’ project emerged from an original AHRC funded project that identified that artists took a number of roles within community/university projects. Read more

Common Cause Research Workshops Announced

Common Cause Research is seeking to explore where and how common cause can be made between change agents in universities, communities and funding bodies who are looking to create an Arts and Humanities knowledge base that fully reflects the cultures and experiences of the UK’s Black and minority ethnic communities. Read more

The Connected Communities Professional Services Network – Why do we need it? What does it do?

Over the last year, I have been heavily involved in setting up network of professionals who support collaborative research. Slowly but surely, we have started to gather momentum and this year will hold our first skills workshop and networking event! Read more

Last Call for Papers for Cities and Communities Conference

This summer, the AHRC Connected Communities Forum is coming to Watershed in Bristol on 12 & 13 July.   With just 10 days to go to till our Call for Papers closes, have you already submitted your proposals to give a talk, run a practical workshop or design your own experiential session? Read more

David Studdert and Valerie Walkerdine are pleased to announce three new outputs arising from our work on the Connected Communities programme.

Our new book: ‘Rethinking Community Research: Inter-relationality Communal Being and Commonality’. (Palgrave/Macmillan2016) “This book sheds new light on the complex inter-relations that make up class, power, local history and space. It turns community thinking on its head by understanding community not as an object but as a relational process with sociality at its core. Read more

Making Suburban Faith goes international. Spiritual Flavours @ Festival of Political Photography 2017, Finish Museum of Photography, Helsinki. February 4th – March 30th 2017

UCL PhD student Laura Cuch is one of the photographers exhibiting at the Festival of Political Photography 2017, in Helsinki. This year’s edition of the festival is titled ‘Post-Food’ and will show a range of visual work that focus on political, social and environmental dimensions of food. Read more

Participatory Research in More-than-Human Worlds

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new edited collection which arose from the Connected Communities Project ‘In conversation with…: codesign with more-than-human communities.’ The book looks at the potential for bringing more-than-human research and participatory research into conversation. Read more

Common Cause Survey Now Open

Common Cause examines collaborations between universities and Black and minority ethnic communities in Arts and Humanities research. It seeks to engage with both university and community based researchers in order to understand how they are working together, sharing good practice and could further develop mutual value. Read more