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.

Creating Living Knowledge Report

This research provides important lessons about how to fund, conduct and sustain high quality research collaborations between academics and civil society in the arts, humanities and social sciences. These lessons have important implications for the research community – in particular those involved in funding, policy making and universities. Read more

Conference Presentations

  Bucks New University Talking Ideas festival January 2015   Consortium for Research Excellence, Support and Training (CREST) May 2015   Connected Communities Festival. University of East Anglia, July 2015   International Visual Methods 4, University of Brighton, September 2015.   Bucks New University. Using Assessment to enhance learning. Staff Development Conference, March 2016.   University of Foggia Seminar. Italy. Read more

Supporting Notes: Ritual Reconstructed Films. Purim Spiel

Supporting Notes: Ritual Reconstructed Films “The Purim Spiel” (Film 3) & Post-Performance Discussion (Film 4) These documentaries are the third and fourth in our sequence of LGBTQI-Jewish ‘ritual year’ films. The third film captures a re-production of a musical ‘Purim Spiel’, replete with references to London topography and gay (male) life. Read more

Making sense of assets: Community asset mapping and related approaches for cultivating capacities

This working paper critically reviews some main aspects from asset based approaches highlights key strengths and weaknesses for future research/development. Read more

A Hive of Actions

Every city, neighbourhood, place, has the potential to be improved and regenerated. Regenerating places involves funding decisions, public provision, democratic processes, communication and deliberation. Improving cities involves competing interests, creative opposition and alternative propositions. Building conditions for alternatives means addressing civic rights and resources, unearthing dreams, skills and talents for creativity, participation and solidarity. Read more

Supporting discussion notes. The Ritual Year (LGBQTI Jewish Ritual Cycle)

The summaries contained within the link below outline the key moments in the Jewish ritual year, which commences with the Festival of Rosh Hashanah (The Jewish New Year or ‘Head of the Year’) and moves through the annual cycle in conjunction with set ritual activities (which may take place either in the home or in Schul (Synagogue). Read more

Making Media with Communities: Guidance for Researchers

These guidelines set out a framework of ethical and practical considerations for creating media outputs with communities as part of research. They are a suggested way of approaching making media with communities. They have been written in conjunction with the development of an online archive for the audio and audiovisual elements of the current Connected Communities programme. Read more

Sedimented Histories: Connections, Collaborations and Co-production in Regional History

This article considers recent developments in public history, particularly in a context of university-community partnerships. Since Raphael Samuel’s 1994 discussion of ‘unofficial’ histories, various academic and policy initiatives have generated fresh interest in collaborative projects and in research with, by and for communities (co-production). Read more

Citizen Humanities Comes of Age: Crowdsourcing for the Humanities in the 21st Century Event Summary

The ancient Roman Republic was a state and a society of its citizens. There, the term ‘citizen’ carried a number of assumptions about those holding the title: assumptions of participation, individual investment in something bigger, of involvement, the protection of rights, the upholding of common values, and the discharge of responsibilities to others. Read more