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.

Linking Communities to Historic Environments: A research review summary

The Linking Communities to Historic Environments (LCHE) research review assessed the broad range of projects and approaches that state-related organisations and civil society heritage bodies apply to engaging people with the historic environment. Read more

Carnivalising the Creative Economy: AHRC-funded Research on and with British Jazz Festivals, Video

A short film in which UK music and media academics and leading jazz festival directors discuss collaborative research and knowledge exchange. Read more

Soundpost Fiddle Weekend 2013: Video

For Transmitting Musical Heritage we ran a Fiddle Weekend bringing 15 tutors from the UK, USA and Morocco to talk about their music. 80 people came on the weekend to share this experience. Read more

Connecting Communities through Research: Sheffield Babelsongs, Video

Sheffield Babel Songs is a community group that collects and shares songs and memories about them, from Sheffield’s international population. This concert was held to raise funds to produce a songbook of the material the group has collected. Read more

Declaration Kriol: Rafiki Jazz, Video

The Declaration Kriol project, devised for Transmitting Musical Heritage, brings onstage an expanded Rafiki Jazz collective in an inspired live show where global folk heritage traditions come up against the digital domain and our own very British babble of migrated languages. Read more

Connected Communities Festival: The Full English Quartet, Video

The Full English is a groundbreaking project delivered by the English Folk Dance and Song Society drawing together the most important early 20th century collections into the most comprehensive searchable database of British folk songs, tunes, dances and customs in the world. Read more

Transmitting Musical Heritage: Documentary Preview, Video

A special preview of the documentary Transmitting Musical Heritage – featuring the projects Soundpost, Babelsongs and Declaration Kriol. Read more

Orkney and Shetland Dialect Corpus Scoping Study

The main objective of the research is to undertake a scoping study and research review with a view to developing a larger corpus-based project on Orkney and Shetland dialect grammar. 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