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.

Using 3D Print Technology to Bring Lost Buildings Back to Life, Video

The project uses the latest technologies in 3D computer animation, 3D printing, 3D modeling and mobile geo-location to observe, analyse, understand and interpret historic buildings and the people and artefacts associated with them. Read more

Shakespeare’s Global Communities

This is a collaborative review of the 2012 World Shakespeare Festival (WSF), which was one of the key strands of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Read more

Networking Communities

This document provides a synthetic review of how transport infrastructures and mobility practices have been seen to help and hinder the cohesion of local, regional, national and trans-national communities in different geographical, historical and cultural contexts. Read more

Diasporic Film in Communities

The Diasporic Film in Communities project set out to critically examine the role of Diasporic film culture in Diasporic communities through an exploration of three postcolonial publics (African-Caribbean, Chinese and South Asian). Read more

Weathering the Storm: A Podcast on Bridging the Gap between Academic Theory and Community Relevance

The closure of a factory, coal mine or shipyard can, of course, devastate a whole community. This project is discovering more about the stories and experiences of people who have faced such adversity. Read more

Orkney and Shetland Dialect Scoping Study Video

This video describes a research project to find out if it is possible to build a digital corpus of Orkney and Shetland Dialects. Read more

Community Film Making & Cultural Diversity Conference, Video

Dr Sarita Malik introduces the Community Filmmaking and Cultural Diversity: Policy, Innovation and Practice conference at the BFI Southbank, London January 22nd and 23rd 2014. Read more

Romanies/Gypsies, Roma, Irish and Scottish Travellers

This paper draws on a survey of academic work in the arts and humanities since 2002 on the history and representation of Romanies/Gypsies, Roma, and Irish and Scottish Travellers in Britain in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Read more

Community Music: History and Current Practice, its Constructions of ‘Community’, Digital Turns and Future Sounding

This document brings together and reviews research under the headings of history and definitions; practice; repertoire; community; pedagogy; digital technology; health and therapy; policy and funding, and impact and evaluation. Read more

New Connectivities: Civil Society, the ‘Third Sector’ and Dilemmas for Socially and Economically Sustainable Healthcare Delivery

This project aimed at better understanding the development of new forms of connectivity between health-related civil society organisations, user communities and healthcare stakeholders. Read more