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



Call for EOI’s for contributions to the 3rd AHRC Connected Communities Heritage Network Symposium  Date: January 14-15th   2016 Venue: University of Lincoln, Lincoln, UK The AHRC funded Heritage Network  provides a forum and support for both academics and community partners working on Connected Communities and Digital Transformation Heritage Projects. Read more


EMoTICON Network Funding Call

The EMoTICON Network invites proposals for small research projects (including pilots, feasibility studies and agenda development workshops) between the value of £500 and £3000 in the area of Empathy and Trust in Online Communication. It is envisaged that projects will last up to 9 months and will have a start date between 1st January and 31st March 2016. Read more


Sophia de Sousa writes about the experience of community partners

For the past five years, The Glass-House Community Led Design has been active in collaborative research supported by the AHRC’s Connected Communities Programme. Read more


‘From Home to Here’ Exhibition in Belfast throughout October

Materials from the Múin Béarla do na Leanbháin (‘Teach the Children English’) project are to form the basis of an exhibition and series of public events next month. Read more


12-month research associate, Impact of Festivals, with EFG London Jazz Festival

The Impact and Value of Festivals is a 12-month project funded under the AHRC’s Connected Communities Programme, working with research partner organisation the EFG London Jazz Festival. The Principal Investigator is Professor George McKay, AHRC Leadership Fellow for the Connected Communities Programme, and Professor of Media Studies at the UEA. Read more


AHRC updates website

On 4th August AHRC launched a new look website. Read more