Culture & Heritage

Projects in this theme build relationships between research groups in the arts and humanities and community groups and organisations exploring their local and regional cultures and heritage.
 

Cymunedau cysylltiedig 2: researching the industrial and post-industrial heritage of the Swansea valley

Principal Investigator: Professor Huw Bowen (Swansea University)
From 2013 to 2014

This multi-partner, bi-lingual community heritage project is focused on the history of industrial and post industrial communities in the Swansea Valley. Read more

Networking communities: mobility, nationalism and the historical geographies of connective infrastructures

Principal Investigator: Dr Peter Merriman, Aberystwyth University
2012

This project provides a synthetic review of how transport infrastructures and mobility practices have been seen to help and hinder the cohesion of local, regional, national and trans-national communities in different geographical, historical and cultural contexts. The main research review is in four sections, covering ‘Infrastructures, technologies, materialities’, ‘mobile practices’, ‘scales’, and ‘politics’. Read more

Dig Where We Stand: Developing and Sustaining Community Heritage

Principal Investigator: Dr Andrew Flinn

Drawing inspiration from the History Workshop slogan “Dig Where You Stand”, the project proceeded from the belief that a community’s sense of itself and place rests on an understanding of its past. Read more

Georgian Glasgow

Principal Investigator: Professor Murray Pittock (University of Glasgow)
From 2012 to 2015

This project examines the history of Glasgow in the Georgian era (1700-1840) via literature, art, and objects from the period. The project deals with key themes and authors alongside new theories of cultural memory. In 2014 a major exhibition (‘How Glasgow Flourished – 1700-1840′) will take place in Kelvingrove Museum. Read more

The meaning and role of community cinema in rural Norfolk

Principal Investigator: Dr Mark Rimmer, (University of East Anglia)
From 2012 to 2015

This project seeks to explore the meanings and roles of rural community cinema projects in Norfolk, as these are understood by members of rural communities. The project began in September 2012. The project will engage with questions about the social experience of attendance at rural cinema screening events. Read more

Imagine: Connecting Communities Through Research

Principal Investigator: Professor Kate Pahl (University of Sheffield)

The Imagine Project Working in partnership with local communities, we are exploring the social, historical, cultural and democratic context of civic engagement to imagine better futures and make them happen.   This five-year project, running from 2013 – 2017, brings together a range of different research projects working together across universities and communities. Read more

Legacies of war 1914-18/2014-18

Principal Investigator: Professor Alison Fell (University of Leeds)
From 2012 to 2013

‘Legacies of War 1914-18/2014-18′ is a project at the University of Leeds run by a team of academics with research interests in the First World War and its multiple legacies. Read more

Leeds stories of the Great War

Principal Investigator: Professor Alison Fell (University of Leeds)
From 2013 to 2014

Leeds Stories of the Great War is a project run by the University of Leeds. It is about investigating the experiences of people who were living in Leeds during the First World War. This is one part of a bigger project called Legacies of War which is about commemorating the centenary of the First World War. Read more

How should decisions about heritage be made?

Principal Investigator: Helen Graham (University of Leeds)
From 2013 to 2014

In early 2013 the project spent four months working together to explore the issues raised by decision making about heritage and then designed a research project. In our Phase 2 research (beginning in July 2013) the project will to root our bigger concerns with democracy and heritage in specific places and contexts by mapping who makes decisions, when and where. Read more

Evaluating the outcomes of cultural services: a mixed methods investigation

Principal Investigator: Mrs Briony Birdi, University of Sheffield
From 2012 to 2015

The project is a Collaborative Doctoral Award (2012-2015) being undertaken by Martin Simmons, based in the Information School at the University of Sheffield in collaboration with Derbyshire County Council Culture and Community Services department. The overall aim of the project is to increase understanding of how people in Derbyshire value culture and how these forms of value can be conceptualised. Read more