News from lucyelkerton

New Health Humanities Award Launched

The AHRC has launched a new national award to celebrate the contribution of the arts and humanities to improving healthcare, health and wellbeing, supported by the Wellcome Trust. Read more

Around the Toilet – Blog

Health & Wellbeing Month continues here with a guest blog from Jen Slater at Around the Toilet:   Everyone has a toilet story. Sometimes they’re funny, told amongst friends and interspersed with laughter from behind coy hands, smiles and blushing faces, and sometimes they’re whispered or guiltily divulged in secrecy or shame. Sometimes they’re spoken casually, or proudly, without deliberation. Read more

Health & Wellbeing Month

During March we are highlighting some of our Health & Wellbeing projects, including Representing Communities.  The aim of this project is to establish how community representations produced through creative arts practices (e.g. story-telling, performance, visual art) can be used as forms of evidence to inform health-related policy and service development. Read more

New Book from Connected Communities: Re-Imagining Contested Communities

We are very pleased to announce the release of a new volume in the Connected Communities book series from Policy Press. The volume, edited by Elizabeth Campbell, Kate Pahl, Elizabeth Pente, and Zanib Rasool, challenges contemporary ideas about ‘place’. Read more

Practical Ways to Be Creative & Digital: Spotlight on Leapfrog

Our third Creative & Digital project in February is LeapFrog, a close collaboration with public sector and community partners to design and evaluate new creative approaches to consultation. They have been developing resources, in collaboration with community groups, in order to create toolboxes to improve consultation and communication in future collaborative works. Read more

Mapping Cinema Experience – Blog

The second of our highlighted projects for the Creative & Digital Month is the ‘Mapping Cinema Experience’ project, led by Dr Daniela Treveri Gennari, who has kindly written a short blog post on her experiences of the project. Mapping Cinema Experience builds on the work of the AHRC funded “Lost Italian Cinema Audiences” project (ICA), 2013-2016. Read more

Stories2Connect – Blog

As part of National Story Telling Week, we highlighted some of the fantastic work that has come out of the ‘Stories to Connect with’ project, run by Dr Candice Satchwell. Candice, and her intern Gregory, have written two short blogs on their experiences of the project below, with some lovely reflections on the work of this project. Read more

CFP: Understanding Everyday Participation Conference

The Understanding Everyday Participation – Articulating Cultural Values project invites submission of abstracts for the conference:  Understanding everyday participation: Re-locating culture, value and inequality 11-12 June, 2018 Friends’ Meeting House, Manchester Confirmed Keynote speakers include Professor Omar Lizardo & Professor Kate Oakley This closing project conference asks how we might re-think the field of participation studies, both within and across Read more

National Story Telling Week

As part of National Story Telling Week we have been highlighting some of the stories that have come out of the Stories 2 Connect project. This project has been working with children and young people from Barnado’s and other groups to tell the stories that might otherwise not be heard. Read more

New Fund for Community-University Partnerships

A new fund has been launched, in part as a result of the Connected Communities Report , which aims to support community-university partnerships, with the money coming to the community partners. Read more