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

Resource authors: Larissa Allwork
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.

If the first report in this series highlighted the impact of the Centre for Hidden Histories, this second report focuses on the reflective process of learning from the Centre’s experiences. This reflective process is important because it contributes to the Centre’s aim of mapping out some best practice guidelines for the realisation of university/community partnerships which draw directly on grassroots experiences. These experiences highlight specific benefits, needs and challenges presented by the AHRC’s creation of the First World War Engagement Centres, in partnership with the Heritage Lottery Fund, in order to mark the 1914-1918 centenary.

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