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Job and funding opportunities: Senior Research Associate and Studentship

University of East Anglia, Senior Research Associate. Participatory Arts and DIY Culture Project £32,004 to £38,183 per annum   Participatory Arts and DIY Culture is a 12-month project funded under the AHRC’s Connected Communities Programme. The Principal Investigator is Professor George McKay, AHRC Leadership Fellow for the Connected Communities Programme, and Professor of Media Studies at the UEA. Read more

 

Norwich Reggae Research Network symposium: Scoping the Field, report

The first Reggae Research Network symposium, entitled ‘Scoping the Field’, took place in Norwich on 24-25 January 2017. The network is being co-organised by the Connected Communities programme and the Translating Cultures theme. This report by George McKay was originally posted on the Reggae Research Network website. You can follow the network on Twitter @reggae_network. Read more

 

Registration for Litcom 1 now open!

Litcom 1: A Conference on Literature and Communities Norwich Writers’ Centre, Dragon Hall, King Street, Norwich     Thursday 2nd March 12.30pm – 5.30pm & Friday 3rd of March 9:30am – 5pm   Free Event (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 Read more

 

Making Suburban Faith goes international. Spiritual Flavours @ Festival of Political Photography 2017, Finish Museum of Photography, Helsinki. February 4th – March 30th 2017

UCL PhD student Laura Cuch is one of the photographers exhibiting at the Festival of Political Photography 2017, in Helsinki. This year’s edition of the festival is titled ‘Post-Food’ and will show a range of visual work that focus on political, social and environmental dimensions of food. Read more

 
 

Participatory Research in More-than-Human Worlds

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new edited collection which arose from the Connected Communities Project ‘In conversation with…: codesign with more-than-human communities.’ The book looks at the potential for bringing more-than-human research and participatory research into conversation. Read more

 
 

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