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



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