All Resources

The Connected Communities Projects have produced a wide variety of resources from reports to films. Many of these resources are available through the links on this page. Individual project websites are also a great place to look for resources and further information - you can access them through our Project Pages.

Researching the British Empire in the First World War

Project: Whose Remembrance? A scoping study of the available research on ex-colonial communities and the experience of two world wars

In 2012 IWM (Imperial War Museums) led the project Whose Remembrance?, an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)-funded investigation into the state of research on the contribution made by colonial troops and others recruited in the two world wars, and the understanding and availability of this research to audiences and communities today. Read more.

Translation for Policy Report

Project: Translation across borders: exploring the use, relevance and impact of academic research in the policy process

This report summarises the learning from a project funded by the AHRC which worked at the interface between central government policy and academic research. The project’s primary purpose was to enhance the policy impact of the Connected Communities (CC) programme, both directly and by exploring ways to overcome barriers to impact. Read more.

Shared Experience Workshop Report (Part II): Reflections on University and Community Research Partnerships

Project: Centre for Hidden Histories

On 19th September 2016, university and community participants in research projects funded by the Centre for Hidden Histories convened for a ‘Shared Experience Workshop’ at Derby Riverside Centre. The day was organised by Impact Fellow, Dr Larissa Allwork, Community Liaison Officer, Mike Noble and Centre for Hidden Histories, Principal Investigator, Professor John Beckett. Read more.

Shared Experience Workshop and the Impact of the Centre for Hidden Histories Research Projects

Project: Centre for Hidden Histories

On 19th September 2016, academic and community participants in research projects funded by the Centre for Hidden Histories convened for a ‘Shared Experience Workshop’ at Derby Riverside Centre. The day was organised by Impact Fellow, Dr Larissa Allwork, Community Liaison Officer, Mike Noble and Principle Investigator on the Centre for Hidden Histories project, Professor John Beckett. Read more.

The Birth Project Film

Project: Creative practice as mutual recovery: connecting communities for mental health and well-being

Births can be traumatising for all involved; obstetricians and midwives are subject to very different stresses to the women they serve. Yet all those witnessing the birth (and death) of babies may also be traumatised – both professionals and birth-partners. Read more.

Creative Practice as Mutual Recovery Film

Project: Creative practice as mutual recovery: connecting communities for mental health and well-being

Births can be traumatising for all involved; obstetricians and midwives are subject to very different stresses to the women they serve. Yet all those witnessing the birth (and death) of babies may also be traumatised – both professionals and birth-partners. Read more.

The Birth Project Interim Report

Project: Creative practice as mutual recovery: connecting communities for mental health and well-being

Births can be traumatising for all involved; obstetricians and midwives are subject to very different stresses to the women they serve. Yet all those witnessing the birth (and death) of babies may also be traumatised – both professionals and birth-partners. Read more.

Imagining the Past and Future of Community Podcast

Project: Imagine: Connecting Communities Through Research

In this podcast from the Sociological Review our Digital Fellow Mark Carrigan speaks to Mick Carpenter and Ben Kyneswood about Imagine Hillfields, part of a national project looking at the ways society imagines its present and future. Read more.

People’s Knowledge…Escaping the White-walled Labyrinth

The world of research run by universities and other institutions is dominated by a culture that is white, upper-middle class and male. When people from communities that have previously been excluded are asked to take part in research – even participative research – they are seldom able to do so on equal terms. Read more.

Evaluating the Legacy of Animative and Iterative Connected Communities Projects: reflections on methodological legacies

Project: Evaluating the Legacy of Animative and Iterative Connected Communities Projects: A Three Dimensional Model of Change

There is a growing interest in the idea that research impact matters and that as researchers we should seek to maximise the impact of our research wherever possible. Read more.