Call For papers/contributions: A Connected Communities Conference for Early Career Researchers

Changing the Future Research Landscape? A Connected Communities Conference for Early Career Researchers   Call for papers/contributions   University of East Anglia, Norwich, 22-23 March 2016   The Connected Communities Programme is a cross-Research Council funding initiative, led by AHRC, which supports high level collaborative and co-produced research between academic and community partners. Read more


Connected Communities Festival 2016: Expressions of Interest to Contribute

Taking inspiration from the 500th anniversary of the publication in 1516 in Latin of Thomas More’s Utopia, as well as a Connected Communities/ Care for the Future Symposium on ‘Utopias, Futures and Temporalities: Critical Considerations for Social Change’ held in May 2015, the 2016 Connected Communities Research Festival will have a central theme of Community Futures and Utopias. Read more


‘Researcher in residence’, EFG London Jazz Festival

George is delighted to welcome to UEA for a 12-month postdoctoral research associate position Dr Emma Webster. Emma is working with him on a project called The Impact and Value of Festivals, funded by AHRC as part of the Connected Communities Programme, working with partner organisation the EFG London Jazz Festival. Read more


New book series, Creating a New Knowledge Landscape

The Leadership Fellows, Professors Keri Facer and George McKay, are delighted to announce a new book series published by Policy Press, which is intended to form a key intellectual contribution to the on-going impact and legacy of the Connected Communities programme. Read more


Citizen Humanities Comes of Age: Crowdsourcing for the Humanities in the 21st Century Event Summary

  The ancient Roman Republic was a state and a society of its citizens. There, the term ‘citizen’ carried a number of assumptions about those holding the title: assumptions of participation, individual investment in something bigger, of involvement, the protection of rights, the upholding of common values, and the discharge of responsibilities to others. Read more


After Urban Regeneration – pre-order now!

Policy Press, Dr Dave O’Brien, Dr Peter Matthews, and authors are delighted to announce the publication of the first in the Connected Communities book series After Urban Regeneration: Communities, Policy and Place The text can be pre-ordered from Policy Press prior to its publication on 11 November. The cover can be downloaded here. Read more


Around the Toilet: The Story So Far

‘We can’t just pee like everyone else’. These words, spoken by one of the participants in our recent series of toilet workshops for queer, trans and disabled people, highlight how the most basic provision of safe and accessible toilets, which many of us may obtain with relative ease, is unavailable to many people in the UK. Read more


Pre-call announcement – CC festival 2016

The Connected Communities Research Festival 2016: Community Futures and Utopias Pre-Call Announcement The AHRC is pleased to announce that a Connected Communities Research Festival will be held in 2016. A call for Expressions of Interest (EOIs) to participate in the Festival will be issued in early November 2015. Read more


Research for All: Call for journal papers

Research For All: Universities and Society is a new journal and we are very keen to welcome your contributions to it. The journal is for anyone, working inside or outside universities, who is committed to seeing research make a difference in society. Engagement with research goes further than participation in it. Read more


Urban Living Partnership Pilot Phase – Town Hall Meeting

The Urban Living Partnership brings together all seven Research Councils and Innovate UK to promote integrated research and innovation to address the challenges faced by urban areas in the UK and to help them realise their visions for future urban living. Our Town Hall meeting will take place on Tuesday 20th October at the Crowne Plaza NEC, Birmingham. Read more