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.

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

Study into Taverns, Locals and Street Corners, Audio Slideshow

An audio slideshow looking at the role of taverns and places where people drink in the past and in the present, from 16th century Florence to modern day Bristol. Read more

Climate Friendly Food CIC

The main aim of the project was to explore how engaging local communities with the changing patterns of urban food production might contribute to current grassroots efforts within Liverpool to raise awareness around current food issues. Read more

Eleanor Rees Local Food Poetry, Video

Eleanor Rees reads some of her poetry written as a response to the Memories of Mr. Seel’s Garden project which researched the history of local food production in Liverpool. Read more

Architecture >< Community

This scoping study looks at the role architecture plays in humanities research into the cohesion and/or disintegration of communities. Read more