Mary Brydon-Miller on Connected Communities: an international perspective

In this podcast for the AHRC, Professor Mary Brydon-Miller discusses research and community engagement in the arts and humanities, providing an international perspective on research beyond the UK. Professor Brydon-Miller is Director of the University of Cincinnati’s Action Research Center, and Professor of Educational and Community-based Action Research. Read more


Connected Communities Festival 2014, expressions of interest to contribute …

Connected Communities ‘Festival’ 2014 to be held in the week Commencing 30 June 2014 in Cardiff (main event on 1st and 2nd July 2014 at The St David’s Hotel Conference Centre, Cardiff Bay) First Call for Expressions of Interest (EOIs) to contribute to the Festival Closing date for EOIs – 27th February 2014   Introduction   As part of the Read more


Symposium on Social Justice & Co-Produced Research

What can co-produced research do for social justice? This was the title of a three day symposium held on November 4-6 this year, which brought together researchers, artists, and community organisations for a focused set of discussions exploring the research cultures and practices that might contribute to greater social and economic equality. Read more


Open call for attendees, Research Development Workshop for new funding, March 2014

This open call invites expressions of interest to attend a research development workshop addressing the challenges of Disconnection, Division and Exclusion,  on 18-20 March 2014 at the Novotel Sheffield Centre Hotel. Read more


Interested in sustainability, and how it works across a city like Manchester?

… then go to this website, which is full of stories about sustainability projects and activities in the northwest of England: Platform: the everyday portal for sharing knowledge and intelligence on sustainability across Greater Manchester. Thanks To Dr Beth Perry from Salford University, and one of the Cultural Intermediaries project team, for drawing my attention to it. Read more


New ‘digital transformations in community research’ projects announced

Harnessing the power of digital technologies to enable researchers and communities to work more effectively together to explore community creativity, cultures and heritage is the driver behind eleven new research projects announced today funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Read more


Salford Media Festival, Connected Communities media panel, 19 November

Salford Media Festival at MediaCityUK this week brings together over 500 media professionals, ranging from traditional and new media content creators, to commissioners, producers, broadcasters and policymakers. And academics. This year the festival celebrates its 20th anniversary, going back to the very first Television from the Nations and Regions conference in 1993. Read more


Digital Economy 2013 All Hands meeting, Connected Communities workshop

DE2013 is the fourth All Hands annual meeting of the Digital Economy RCUK priority areas. This year it is being held at MediaCityUK, Salford Quays, with the theme of Open Digital. 4-6 November. Research Council UK’s John Baird talks Salford’s DE2013 from US News Channel videos on Vimeo. Read more


Mapping the connected communities programme

As part of my new role as Connected Communities Researcher I have produced an overview of the programme using Coggle. Coming from Human Geography my first instinct was obviously to ‘map’ the CC programme! This is a top level outline of the CC programme which has helped me get a grip on what projects have been funded and how the programme is structured. Read more


Empathy and Trust In Communicating Online (EMoTICON) Sandpit, January 2014, Expressions of Interest

The AHRC is working in partnership with ESRC, EPSRC, Dstl and CPNI, to commission new research to develop a greater understanding of how empathy and trust are developed, maintained, transformed and lost in social media interactions. Read more