Culture & Heritage

Projects in this theme build relationships between research groups in the arts and humanities and community groups and organisations exploring their local and regional cultures and heritage.

Collaborative Fiction Writing With Community Groups: A Practitioner Guide

This guide aims to provide some insight into the ways two projects have approached writing with community groups, and a starting-point for others who may want to engage in similar projects. One project, Life Chances, produced a co-written fictional novel, and the other project, Stories2Connect, produced 48 short stories. Read more

Making-Centric: Community Co-speculation, Prototyping Future Thinking as Living Heritage Report

Maker-Centric is one of a series of participatory arts research projects across the UK that takes a material placed-based approach to engaging communities in speculative co-design. Read more

Universities, Cities & Communities: Co-Creating Urban Living Report

How can cities engage with their their citizens to address longstanding issues and open up new possibilities?   This report brings together projects from the Connected Communities Programme and Urban Living Partnership, in order to address the question of urban engagement. Read more

Voices of War and Peace Showcase events

    The 5 AHRC WW1 Engagement Centres are running a series of showcase events for community partners to come along and talk about their projects, meet other community groups working on WW1 projects, and to find out more about the Engagement Centres and how they can help or support. Read more

Researching the British Empire in the First World War

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

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

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

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

Imagining the Past and Future of Community Podcast

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

Supporting Notes: Ritual Reconstructed Films – World Aids Day

Supporting notes/discussion guide to support the 2nd of five films made for the Ritual Reconstructed project