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GCRF and Collaborative Research symposium, UEA, 6 June 2017

We have organised this AHRC-funded day symposium which is focused specifically on collaborative research, including co-production, across GCRF, and brings together collaborative researchers and partners from the UK and internationally to discuss practice and potential in collaboration and development.

It is a pre-Mobilising Global Voices (British Library) summit event which complements and adds to the Mobilising Community Voices break-out session there. The day includes activities such as screenings or readings to showcase and interrogate arts practice as research.

We have taken advantage of the fact that we have a set of panellists from overseas attending the British Library conference to invite them, and other relevant speakers, to a sister pre-event for another audience. This other audience—you—consists of scholars and partners from across the Connected Communities programme (including our ECRs), UEA and regional scholars and partners. We also had an open registration for other interested parties more focused on the collaborative elements and opportunities of GCRF.

The symposium also gives our international guests from several projects more time and further opportunity to discuss their activities and experiences of GCRF and collaboration. Further, it will address the great deal of interest from arts and humanities within and outside Connected Communities in collaborative research in both international and development contexts.

Here is the definitive programme for the day: GCRF programme 6 June

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Connected Communities Heritage Network symposium, University of Lincoln, 14-15 January

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I am looking toward to being part of the latest Heritage Network symposium, as part of Connected Communities, in Lincoln this week. There is, as always at this network’s events (this is the third), a packed programme containing a wonderfully varied and rich set of presentations, covering topics from canals and waterway communities to architectural paint research, apps and maps, stories and storytelling, museums and film screenings …. and a tour of Lincoln Cathedral on Thursday evening. The full programme is here.

I’ll be talking a little on the Friday afternoon about Connected Communities and the future of collaboration.