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Research in Film Awards returns with two new categories

The AHRC Research in Film Awards are returning for its fourth year with two new categories focused on migration and social media. Read more

 

CFP: 7th International Health Humanities Conference

The 7th International Health Humanities Conference will be held in Southampton, UK (2nd – 4th August) this year, and the committee encourages abstracts for papers and workshops on the theme ““Changing Society: Community Wellbeing and Transformation – How health humanities can change the world”.   More information can be found here: http://goodmentalhealth.org.uk/hhc2018-call-for-abstracts/ The deadline for abstracts is 1st May. Read more

 
 

Maker-Centric – Blog

Today’s blog has been written by Deirdre Figueiredo, director of Craftspace, Community Co-Investigator in the Maker-Centric project. She reflects on her experience leading a small research project through our Catalyst Fund grants: I became a first time PI through a successful application to conduct a small research project for AHRC Connected Communities Community Futures and Utopias festival 2016. Read more

 

New Perspectives Conference – Artsist Development Bursary

Artist Development Bursary   New Perspectives on Participatory Arts Conference University of East Anglia 22nd and 23rd May 2018   We are delighted to be able to offer a small number of Artist Development Bursaries to allow community artists to attend the New Perspectives on Participatory Arts Conference at the University of East Anglia on the 22nd and 23rd of Read more

 

Participatory Arts and DIY Cultures – Blog

Our first blog this month is from Dr Lucy Wright who works on the Participatory Arts & DIY Cultures project: It’s now more than six months since I took up the post of Senior Research Associate on the ‘Participatory Arts and DIY Cultures’ project at the University of East Anglia which seems like as good a time as any to Read more

 

Participatory Arts Month

With the sun shining, and spring blooming (fingers crossed), we are in touch with our artistic side this month as we focus on some of our Participatory Arts projects. We will be highlighting experiences and reports from our MakerCentric project, which looks at the idea of making within communities, and how that encourages co-design and participation. Read more

 

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