Diversity & Dissent

Here our projects explore the operations of inclusion and exclusion, of communities at or beyond the margins, as well as questions about cultures and communities of resistance and social justice.

Exploring Personal Communities: A Review of Volunteering Processes

The aim of the review is to explore the personal community through the lens of volunteering in order to shed light on the ways in which individuals experience and adjust to one another within and across communities. Read more

Philosophy of Religion and Religious Communities

This scoping study addresses the question ‘when, if ever, is it acceptable to prohibit the use of religious symbols?’

Revolutionising our understanding of Southwell, Video

Southwell Archaeology is a multi-period, interdisciplinary fieldwork project investigating the historic minster town of Southwell, Nottinghamshire in its wider landscape setting. 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

ICT use and connectivity of minority communities in Wales

This project has aimed to gain an understanding of the impact of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) on changing cultures and patterns of connectivity within and between minority communities and the potential of multifaceted digital divides in constraining or shaping these forms of connectivity. Read more

Living Together: The Temporal Dimension of Civic Health

This report examines two prominent philosophical conceptions of the life of an individual – the ‘episodic’ and the ‘narrative’ – and considers what they can tell us about the lives of communities. Read more

Solidarity but not similarity? LGBT communities in the twenty-first century: Executive Summary

This is an executive summary of a study that sought to examine understandings and experiences of LGBT communities, and assess implications for (LGBT) health and wellbeing. Read more

Connected Communities: Connected lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities? A scoping study to explore understandings and experiences of ‘community’ among LGBT people

This study examined understandings and experiences of LGBT communities, and assessed implications for health and wellbeing, employing a literature review, online survey and in-depth interviews and discussion groups. Read more