Past Events

This page is regularly updated by the Connected Communities Team and individual projects with upcoming events. These events are a great way for everyone, from researchers and community partners to members of the public, to get involved in the programme.

Book Launch – People’s Knowledge and Participatory Action Research: Escaping the White-Walled Labyrinth

Ryton Gardens, 4 April 2017

Members of the People Knowledge editorial collective (ChriS JaM, Nicole Kenton, Hinda Mohamed Smith, Javier Sanchez Rodriguez and Tom Wakeford) request the pleasure of your company at the launch of: People’s Knowledge and Participatory Action Research: Escaping the White-Walled Labyrinth,  Ryton Gardens, Wolston Lane, Coventry, CV8 3LG,   2-5pm, Tuesday 4 April, 2017. Read more.

What are universities for in a post – truth world?

University of Bristol, 23 March 2017 12:30 pm

Through investigating the ways in which the university engages with the notions of “post–truth”, the panel will interrogate the politics, economics, practices and spaces in which “post–truth” is being produced, circulated and contested. Speakers include: Nello Cristianini (Computing, Bristol) Malcolm Fairbrother (Geography, Bristol) Gemma Moss (Education, UCL) Antonia Walford (Anthropology. Read more.

Litcom 1: A Conference on Literature and Communities

Dragon Hall, 2 March 2017 12:30 pm

Keynote speakers Ava Chalkiadaki, Vice-Chair, Organisation of Culture, Sports and Youth, City of Athens; member of the Organising Committee, City of Athens World Book Capital 2018   Dave Ward, Co-ordinator, The Windows Project, Liverpool – writing in the community since 1976 What is the relationship between literature and communities? Read more.

Living Legacies 1914-18 Re-Launch

Down County Museum, 21 February 2017 3:00 pm

Living Legacies have secured further funding to continue their work at the Living Legacies Engagement Centre. Phase II launch with a showcase looking at how we can support First World War community projects. The launch will be hosted by Down County Museum, Downpatrick on February 21st. Read more.

Dementia and Imagination Conference

Wellcome Trust, 31 January 2017

Reggae Research Network symposium, Norwich

Anteros Arts Foundation, 25 January 2017 9:30 am

Norwich symposium: Scoping the Field   This Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded network is a joint initiative between the Translating Cultures theme and the Connected Communities programme, and is open to researchers and partners funded under those areas, as well as to the wider academic and music communities. Read more.

Utopia and Connected Communities: a one-day conference

The British Library, 7 December 2016 10:00 am

As we reach the end of the 500th anniversary year of the publication of Thomas More’s Utopia, we want to reflect on the relation between utopia and community as articulated, explored and problematised across the various utopian or utopia-centred activities of the Connected Communities programme over the past 12-18 months. Read more.

Yorktopia 2026

Hiscox, 23 November 2016 6:00 pm

Drop in   The My Future York research project are working in collaboration with visual arts and music students from York St John University and Vespertine – a contemporary arts project – to ask the question: Will the future be more like the past than the present? Read more.

(Bath Spa) Hope and Fear in Times of Change

Burdall's Yard, 19 November 2016 2:00 pm

Perhaps we used to think of climate change as something that happens in far-flung places, and in the distant future. Read more.

Jazz in the City/Festivals and the City/Musicians in the City

Level 5 Function Room/Southbank Centre, 12 November 2016 2:00 pm

The London Jazz Festival’s Researcher in Residence Dr Emma Webster and Professor George McKay of the UEA, will explore the programme of events and their current AHRC project The Impact of Festivals. Read more.