New Health Humanities Award Launched

The AHRC has launched a new national award to celebrate the contribution of the arts and humanities to improving healthcare, health and wellbeing, supported by the Wellcome Trust. Read more


Around the Toilet – Blog

Health & Wellbeing Month continues here with a guest blog from Jen Slater at Around the Toilet:   Everyone has a toilet story. Sometimes they’re funny, told amongst friends and interspersed with laughter from behind coy hands, smiles and blushing faces, and sometimes they’re whispered or guiltily divulged in secrecy or shame. Sometimes they’re spoken casually, or proudly, without deliberation. Read more


Health & Wellbeing Month

During March we are highlighting some of our Health & Wellbeing projects, including Representing Communities.  The aim of this project is to establish how community representations produced through creative arts practices (e.g. story-telling, performance, visual art) can be used as forms of evidence to inform health-related policy and service development. Read more


New Book from Connected Communities: Re-Imagining Contested Communities

We are very pleased to announce the release of a new volume in the Connected Communities book series from Policy Press. The volume, edited by Elizabeth Campbell, Kate Pahl, Elizabeth Pente, and Zanib Rasool, challenges contemporary ideas about ‘place’. Read more


Extended Deadline for New Perspectives Conference

In consideration of the UCU industrial action, we have decided to extend the submission deadline for the New Perspectives Conference to the end of next Monday, 5th March. More information about the conference can be found in the call for papers below. . Read more


Practical Ways to Be Creative & Digital: Spotlight on Leapfrog

Our third Creative & Digital project in February is LeapFrog, a close collaboration with public sector and community partners to design and evaluate new creative approaches to consultation. They have been developing resources, in collaboration with community groups, in order to create toolboxes to improve consultation and communication in future collaborative works. Read more


Mapping Cinema Experience – Blog

The second of our highlighted projects for the Creative & Digital Month is the ‘Mapping Cinema Experience’ project, led by Dr Daniela Treveri Gennari, who has kindly written a short blog post on her experiences of the project. Mapping Cinema Experience builds on the work of the AHRC funded “Lost Italian Cinema Audiences” project (ICA), 2013-2016. Read more


Stories2Connect – Blog

As part of National Story Telling Week, we highlighted some of the fantastic work that has come out of the ‘Stories to Connect with’ project, run by Dr Candice Satchwell. Candice, and her intern Gregory, have written two short blogs on their experiences of the project below, with some lovely reflections on the work of this project. Read more


CFP: Understanding Everyday Participation Conference

The Understanding Everyday Participation – Articulating Cultural Values project invites submission of abstracts for the conference:  Understanding everyday participation: Re-locating culture, value and inequality 11-12 June, 2018 Friends’ Meeting House, Manchester Confirmed Keynote speakers include Professor Omar Lizardo & Professor Kate Oakley This closing project conference asks how we might re-think the field of participation studies, both within and across Read more


Call For Papers – New Perspectives on Participatory Arts

Call for papers   This FREE conference, organised by the AHRC Connected Communities programme, seeks to draw together the new knowledge and practice generated by and emerging from funded research projects across Connected Communities as well as more widely in the fields of community and participatory arts. Read more