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.

Punk in the Provinces

Norwich Arts Centre, 23 November 2017 6:00 pm

40 years on from punk rock, come and join in an evening’s conversation between local fans from Norwich in ‘77, journalists and academics discussing the significance and legacy of punk in the provinces. . 6pm                Doors open . 6.15      Welcome to the evening: Prof George McKay and Dr Lucy Wright, UEA . Read more

Reggae Futures

Senate House, 2 November 2017 9:30 am

Reggae Futures is a pair of reggae-focused research events over two days in London bringing together the Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded Reggae Research Network and Bass Culture Research projects.   If you would like to attend one or both of these events, please register on our Eventbrite page. Read more

Archives, Activism and Social Media

G06/07, Faculty of English, Sidgwick Site, 21 September 2017 3:00 pm

There are a limited number of places available. The event is free to attend but registration is essential. To book your place please click here or use the online booking link on this page.  . Archives, Activism and Social Media Building networks for effective collaboration and ethical practice . Read more

Co-Creating Cities and Communities

Watershed, 12 July 2017

A Summer Forum | 12 & 13 July 2017 | for the AHRC Connected Communities Programme, Urban Living Pilots and project teams involved in collaborative or co-produced research within the wider AHRC themes. Call for Papers to come together and discuss how academic research, communal engagement and collaborative action can re-build and re-energise the city, with community interests put firmly at the centre. Read more

Leapfrog Summer School

, 11 July 2017

Effective Engagement, Capturing Value, and Evidencing Impact in Research Call for Participation | 11th – 13th July 2017 | Lancaster University This is a call for applications to participate in the second Leapfrog 3 day Summer School in July. This year’s school is looking at effective, impactful engagement as part of the research process. Read more

Creative Methods for Research and Community Engagement Summer School

Keele University, 6 July 2017

PhD students and Early Career Researchers are welcome at this event organised by the Community Animation and Social Innovation Centre (CASIC) at Keele University.   The Summer School will be held in central England at the New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme (6-7 July) and Keele University campus (8 July), where you will experience the KAVE ( and our Makerspace facilities ( Read more

Global Challenges Research Fund and Collaborative Research: A Connected Communities Symposium

The Elizabeth Fry Building, 6 June 2017 10:00 am

  We are pleased to announce a special one-day symposium on Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) projects and activities, focused on areas of interest around collaborative research, including co-production, arts and humanities research, creative practice, and humanities-oriented development ideas and activity. Read more

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

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