Final Conference Programme for ECR Conference at the UEA


Changing the Future Research Landscape?


Conference Programme

23rd March 2016


9:00-9:30 Registration, coffee

9:30-9:45 Welcome and Introduction

Professor George McKay, University of East Anglia/AHRC Leadership Fellow for Connected Communities Programme

9:45-10:30 Keynote Address

Connected researchers: The Early Career Researcher’s experience of the AHRC’s Connected Communities Programme and the future of the university

Dr Dave O’Brien, Goldsmiths University of London

10.30-11:45         Session 1: Disruptive hearing and seeing

JSC 1.01 “Towards acting differently together”? Social haunting and film as an aspect of critique as enactment

Dr Geoff Bright, Manchester Metropolitan University, Steve Pool, independent visual artist.

Listen (if you dare): voice-hearing and subversive disruption

Dr Gail McConnell, Queen’s University Belfast, Jo Collinson Scott, University of the West of Scotland, Dr Deborah Maxwell, University of York

Chair: Michael Skey, UEA

10.30-11:45 Session 2: Mixing methods, disorienting disciplines, and reordering responsibilities: different ECRs’ experience from a large Connected Communities project

‘I’ve been here and there, doing this and that’: one ECR’s journey through Connected Communities

Delyth Edwards, University of Leicester

Quantitative research methods for participation: Challenges and opportunities

Adrian Leguina, University of Manchester

Coproducing quantitative research at the Connected Communities Festival

Mark Taylor, University of Sheffield

11.45-13.00 Session 3: Community Spaces

Hospitable research and the arts of collaboration

Emily Cuming, University of Leeds, Alison Jeffers, University of Manchester

The people’s pier: popular culture, heritage, and contested community spaces

Speakers: Olu Jenzen, University of Brighton, Matt Brennan, University of Edinburgh, Lavinia Brydon, University of Kent

Chair: Dave O’Brien, Goldsmiths

11:45 -13:00 Session 4: Reflecting on Research Careers and Language

Alternative career trajectories in the arts and humanities: reflections on the Connected Communities early career research development award

Geoff Bright, Manchester Metropolitan University, Toby Pillatt, University of East Anglia/University of Sheffield

Spaces of communication, connection and language: In an interdisciplinary international multi-sector collaboration, whose language is it anyway?

Dr Anni Raw, University of Leeds, Dr Hilary Ramsden, University of South Wales, Kelly Di Bertolli, Community Partner and member of NEXIN academic/community research group, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, Brazil

Chair: Chris Stone, Football Unites, Racism Divides

13:00-13:45 Lunch   

13:45 -14:30 Funders’ Forum

Natalia Alderson, Portfolio Manager – AHRC Histories, Cultures and Heritage, AHRC

Thomas Bray, Medical Humanities Adviser, The Wellcome Trust

14.30-15:45 Session 5: Practice and Performance

(r)agency? The lived practices of anger

Geoff Bright, Manchester Metropolitan University, Helen Limon, Newcastle University, Colin Hutchison, Community Partner, Debbie Beeks, Seven Stories, Jacob Fairless-Nicholson, Independent Artist.

‘I’m Ryan Dalglish and this is my star striker, Archie’: using performative participatory research to study the dis/connections between young people and football

Michael Skey, University of East Anglia, Chris Stone, Football Unites, Racism Divides

Chair: Anni Raw, University of Leeds

14.30-15:45 Session 6: Participation and Collaboration

‘Conversations’, ‘relationships’ and ‘sharing’ – critical conceptual devices put to work to make visible the everyday politics in models of research participation

Lyze Dudley, University of Manchester, Tom Payne, Bath Spa University/University of Aberystwyth

Spaces of co-production: reflections on working with community organisations and architects to reimagine the public toilet

Presenters: Dr Lisa Procter, University of Sheffield, Dr Emily Cuming, University of Leeds

The people’s pier: popular culture, heritage, and contested community spaces

Chair: tbc

15.45-16:15 Coffee Break

16:15-17.30 Session 7: Sonic Communities

Researching festivals: being a Researcher-in-Residence

Emma Webster, University of East Anglia

Field work: researching music festivals and environmental sustainability

Matt Brennan, University of Edinburgh, Jo Collinson Scott, University of the West of Scotland,

Chair: Mark Taylor, University of Sheffield

16:15- 17:30 Session 8: Making, Remaking and Unmaking

hat happens to knowledge generated by a practice-led PhD in the context of Connected Communities research?

Dr Helen Smith, Research Fellow, Gray’s School of Art

Co-Producing CARE: Community Asset-Based Research and Enterprise

Mary Loveday Edwards, University of Falmouth

Bonded by a Beespoon: crossing research boundaries through making

Deborah Maxwell, University of York, Toby Pillatt, Co-I, University of East Anglia/University of Sheffield, Niamh Downing, Falmouth University, Liz Edwards, Lancaster University

Chair: Steve Pool, Visual Artist


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