First Call – Symposium on Utopias, Futures & Social change

Connected Communities and Care for the Future themes are co-hosting a symposium in May on the theme of ‘Utopias, Futures and Temporalities: critical considerations for social change’. Read more


Community Co-Investigators – A blog by Steve Pool

Community Co-Investigators Steve Pool I’ve now been working as a community Co-investigator on a Connected Communities project for eight months.  During this time I’ve started to think about how the role has impacted on the way I approach the work and the way I am perceived by my colleagues both at the university and outside. Read more


Connected Communities Media Collection – new!

The Connected Communities Media Collection website (CCMC) is up and running and we are asking all Connected Communities projects to create a ‘Project Page’ on the website and upload / embed media (audio and visual) made for or about your project. The process is very simple. Read more


Future Thinking: The AHRC Connected Communities Media Collection, Archiving the Audio-Visual and Beyond, 29 October, MediaCityUK

A day of thinking about and exploring archives and their use and development, in relation to the Connected Communities Media Collection…. The focus of the day is this archive built to host (and make accessible) audio-visual media outputs from more than 300 projects funded in the AHRC Connected Communities programme. Read more


RGS Co-production Conference Summary

Connected Communities and the Impact of Co-Production: From Engagement to Social Justice Royal Geographical Society Conference: Session Summary This year’s Royal Geographical Society (RGS) conference (26th-29th August) had ‘co-production’ as it’s central theme and was led by Prof. Wendy Larner from the University of Bristol. Read more


Creative Citizens Conference

CREATIVE CITIZENS September 18 and 19 at the Royal College of Art, London. The Creative Citizens Conference Programme is now out ! We have more than 30 papers, four great keynotes, a policy forum, and workshops on Value, Knowledge and Global Creative Citizenship. Read more


Gigs & digs & talks & walks: Connected Communities Festival, Cardiff, July 1-2, 2014

Following terrific gatherings and summits of projects and partners in London and Edinburgh in 2013, this year Connected Communities takes things up a level with a really packed and outstanding programme of events over two days on Cardiff. Read more


Call for funding proposals: New legacies of heritage research

As part of the AHRC’s programme on the legacies of Connected Communities, the Heritage Legacies project is exploring the field of co-produced heritage research. We are now launching a call for proposals of up to £1000 for activities related to the legacies of Connected Communities heritage research. Read more


NCCPE Engage Award for CAER Heritage project

Congratulations to all involved! Last night, 12 June, at the Natural History Museum a Connected Communities project was overall prizewinner of an NCCPE Engage Award, from 230 entries. ‘The National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement have announced eight Engage Awards for 2014. Read more


Pararchive at the Community-University Engagement Conference in Canada (CUVIC 2014)

I recently had the privilege of representing Pararchive: Open access community storytelling and the digital archive, at the CUVIC (Community-University Engagement) Conference through an AHRC Connected Communities bursary. The conference, Beyond Engagement: Creating Innovation, Integration and Impact, was hosted by the Institute of Studies and Innovation in Community-University Engagement (ISICUE), in Victoria, British Columbia. Read more