News from Katherine Dunleavy

Imagine project writes about work with girls in The Conversation

The Imagine project writes today in the academic news site The Conversation about its writing workshops with girls in Rotherham. ‘Through writing, women can challenge gender inequality, discrimination and patriotism – it empowers women and gives a “voice to the voiceless”. Read more

Common Ground: the first national gathering of the AHRC Commons

21st June 2016, 10am-6pm, Ron Cooke Hub, University of York On Midsummer’s Eve, hundreds of members of the AHRC Commons will gather at the first ever event of its kind – Common Ground. The Call for Participants is now open here and will close on 29th March. Read more

New funding opportunity – The Connected Communities Catalyst Fund

Aims and purpose The Connected Communities Catalyst Fund is intended to support the consolidation of exciting new ideas arising from the Connected Communities programme. Specifically, the fund is intended to explore the question: What new insights relating to the nature, dynamics and role of communities are emerging from CC projects? Read more

Fields of Green project launches EP at Celtic Connections

Fields of Green: Addressing Climate Change Through Music Festival Communities’ is a Connected Communities project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (Grant No. AH/M009270/1). It aims to explore what audiences, organisers and musicians can do to encourage environmentally sustainable behaviour around music festivals. Read more

Citizen Humanities Comes of Age: Crowdsourcing for the Humanities in the 21st Century Event Summary

  The ancient Roman Republic was a state and a society of its citizens. There, the term ‘citizen’ carried a number of assumptions about those holding the title: assumptions of participation, individual investment in something bigger, of involvement, the protection of rights, the upholding of common values, and the discharge of responsibilities to others. Read more

After Urban Regeneration – pre-order now!

Policy Press, Dr Dave O’Brien, Dr Peter Matthews, and authors are delighted to announce the publication of the first in the Connected Communities book series After Urban Regeneration: Communities, Policy and Place The text can be pre-ordered from Policy Press prior to its publication on 11 November. The cover can be downloaded here. Read more

Around the Toilet: The Story So Far

‘We can’t just pee like everyone else’. These words, spoken by one of the participants in our recent series of toilet workshops for queer, trans and disabled people, highlight how the most basic provision of safe and accessible toilets, which many of us may obtain with relative ease, is unavailable to many people in the UK. Read more

Research for All: Call for journal papers

Research For All: Universities and Society is a new journal and we are very keen to welcome your contributions to it. The journal is for anyone, working inside or outside universities, who is committed to seeing research make a difference in society. Engagement with research goes further than participation in it. Read more

Urban Living Partnership Pilot Phase – Town Hall Meeting

The Urban Living Partnership brings together all seven Research Councils and Innovate UK to promote integrated research and innovation to address the challenges faced by urban areas in the UK and to help them realise their visions for future urban living. Our Town Hall meeting will take place on Tuesday 20th October at the Crowne Plaza NEC, Birmingham. Read more


Call for EOI’s for contributions to the 3rd AHRC Connected Communities Heritage Network Symposium  Date: January 14-15th   2016 Venue: University of Lincoln, Lincoln, UK The AHRC funded Heritage Network  provides a forum and support for both academics and community partners working on Connected Communities and Digital Transformation Heritage Projects. Read more