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Common Cause Survey Now Open

Common Cause examines collaborations between universities and Black and minority ethnic communities in Arts and Humanities research. It seeks to engage with both university and community based researchers in order to understand how they are working together, sharing good practice and could further develop mutual value. Read more.

Litcom 1: A Conference on Literature and Communities, Deadline Extended

Litcom 1: A Conference on Literature and Communities, Call for Papers   Norwich Writers’ Centre, Dragon Hall, King Street, Norwich 2-3 March 2017 – free attendance (registration essential) Application Deadline: 12pm 24th January 2017   Keynote speakers Ava Chalkiadaki         Vice-Chair, Organisation of Culture, Sports and Youth, City of Athens; member of the Organising Committee, City of Athens World Book Capital Read more.

Community-based sustainable smart cities and IoT – EPSRC-sponsored workshop

Academic workshop details EPSRC UK sponsored workshop on community-based sustainable smart cities and IoT: When: Wednesday 1st of February 2017, 14:00-16:00 Location: Rich Mix Cultural Foundation, London, E1 6LA Keywords: Smart Cities, Digital Civics, Civic IoT, Food Systems, community design, connected sustainability, sustainable HCI, non-utilitarian HCI Co-Chairs: Sara Heitlinger (s.heitlinger@qmul.ac.uk) and Chris Speed (c.speed@ed.ac.uk) The workshop is part of a Read more.

Thoughts on the Utopia and Communities conference, 6-7 December

#saynotoutopiafatigue The evening before the conference, most of us met in a restaurant near Euston, where the talk and laughter and ideas at the dinner tables moved around utopia, our summer fair, elections and the political future, what are you doing over xmas. Read more.

Photos from the Utopia and Connected Communities Conference

Photographs taken at the Utopia and Connected Communities Conference which took place at the British Library Conference Centre on the 7th of January. Read more.

Litcom 1: A Conference on Literature and Communities, Call for Papers

  Norwich Writers’ Centre, Dragon Hall, King Street, Norwich 2-3 March 2017 – free attendance (registration essential)     Keynote speakers Ava Chalkiadaki         Vice-Chair, Organisation of Culture, Sports and Youth, City of Athens; member of the Organising Committee, City of Athens                                       World Book Capital 2018 Dave Ward                  Co-ordinator, The Windows Read more.

Around the Toilet Win Engage Award!

Congratulations to the Around the Toilet project team who last week took away the top prize in the Arts, Humanities and Social Science category at the Engage 2016 Awards.  The awards, run by the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement, celebrate high quality public engagement with research projects. Read more.

The Imagine Project: Culture and the role of civic engagement

We recently held the fourth Imagine project annual event on the theme of ‘culture and the role of civic engagement’ and we’d like to share a little bit of the experience with other Connected Community people. Read more.

Call for contributions: Reggae Research Network Symposium at UEA, 25 Jan 2017

Reggae Research Network: Reggae as/and Transatlantic Musical Culture AHRC network 2016-17, Call for Contributions   ‘One good thing about music is when it hits you, you feel no pain.’ Bob Marley, ‘Trenchtown rock’ (1973)   DEADLINE 8 DECEMBER 2016   This Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded network is a joint initiative between the Translating Cultures theme and the Connected Communities Read more.

Days in Your Life: 2016 + 2026

Blog post by Helen Graham @myfutureyork   The My Future York research project is working with people who live in York to explore and understand the issues facing the future of the city. Read more.