Call for Contributions - 4th AHRC Connected Communities Heritage Network Symposium


4th AHRC Connected Communities Heritage Network Symposium

Date: Friday 29th June 2018

Venue: Leicester Castle, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

The AHRC funded Heritage Network  provides a forum and support for both academics, community partners working on Connected Communities and Digital Transformation Heritage Projects. It is also a great forum for museums and heritage organisations.


Our last symposium held in Lincoln in 2016 was a great success with over 60 delegates sharing the results and experiences of their AHRC, HLF and museum funded projects. Details of the last event can be found at


The symposium is aimed at university researchers, community groups, creative professionals as well as cultural organisations and museums  focussing on Heritage. The symposium will be a great opportunity to share outcomes and discuss experiences from a wide variety of Heritage related research projects. This year contributions in the form of presentations, workshops, panel sessions, posters and performances are invited on the following themes:


  • Heritage project legacies Future funding opportunities
  • Overseas community heritage research
  • Co-design and co-production methodologies and processes
  • Digital heritage technologies such as virtual and augmented reality
  • Geo-location and mobile technologies Community roles and relationships
  • Museum and heritage centre closures
  • Sustainability and new business models
  • Project impact case studies
  • Project evaluation and measurement methodologies
  • Research resources – availability and requirements
  • Research ethics
  • Design for heritage and museums
  • Performance and media research outcomes

Contributions related to other heritage research themes are also welcome


The symposium is free and food and drinks will be provided. Previously published but relevant work is welcome however for new work, following the symposium, contributors will be invited to submit papers for peer review and inclusion in an edited volume.


An outline of your proposed contribution of up to a maximum of 250 words should be sent to

This should include the  time required (typically 20 mins for presentation and 50 mins for workshops etc) and any resources required.


Deadline for submission of abstracts is April 2nd 2018


If you have any questions please contact Nick Higgett at