Connected Communities Heritage Network (CCHN) is funded by the AHRC to provide a forum and support  for both academics and community partners working on Connected Communities Heritage Projects. For more information contact

Symposium 2018 Presentations Now Available

The Powerpoint presentations from last years Symposium in Leicester are now available on the Symposium Page

Invitation: “Engaging with Nottingham Castle Future: Virtual Platforms & Public Engagement with Nottingham Castle User Groups”

You are invited to the Workshop and Seminar: “Engaging with Nottingham Castle Future: Virtual Platforms & Public Engagement with Nottingham Castle User Groups” which will take place on Wednesday 13th February 2019, 9.00-16.00pm, at Nottingham Conference Centre, City Campus, Nottingham Trent University.
To attend, please book your place on the event’s page here:    Places are limited.

The workshop concludes a year-long research collaboration between NTU’s Centre for Architecture, Urbanism and Global Heritage, Nottingham Castle Trust, Nottingham Castle Project (NCC) on potential use of smart and immersive technologies in preserving and shaping the Castle history and future. The workshop is supported by the Nottingham Castle Compact partnership between NTU and NCT and was funded by the Global Heritage Research Theme in 2017/2018.

The workshop intends to form an active Nottingham Castle Working Group from NTU researchers and academics engage with research and educational interests and collaboration with the Castle.

It is promising to be a busy and rich venue for public debate and participation on the broader vision of the Nottingham Castle’s Future that involves of different perspectives, and input from a number of stakeholders, researchers, academics, students and public users. The workshop is open to the public as well as academic, research and student communities from Nottingham and beyond. Attendance is free, and coffee and lunch will be provided throughout the day.

Please share the Workshop Program and attached flyer with interested parties, academics, participants and students.

The Workshop Webpage is live here:

We look forward to welcoming you, your collaborators and partners to the workshop.

Best Regards

Professor Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem, PhD, BSc(Arch), M.Arch, FRSA, FHEA, RIBA
Chair in Architecture & Director, Centre for Architecture, Urbanism and Global Heritage
Lead, Research Theme: Global Heritage- Science, Management & Development

School of Architecture, Design & The Built Environment
Nottingham Trent University
50 Shakespeare Street
Nottingham, NG1 4FQ
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)115 8484 690

HERITAGE SYMPOSIUM – Call for Contributions – Papers, Presentations, Panel Sessions, Workshops, Videos, Posters and Performances

Dear Colleagues,
I would like to invite EOI’s for contributions to the
4th AHRC Connected Communities Heritage Network Symposium
Date: Friday 29th June 2018
Venue: Leicester Castle, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

The AHRC funded Heritage Network  provides a forum and support for both academics, community partners working on Connected Communities and Digital Transformation Heritage Projects. It is also a great forum for museums and heritage organisations.
Our last symposium held in Lincoln in 2016 was a great success with over 60 delegates sharing the results and experiences of their AHRC, HLF and museum funded projects. Details of the last event can be found at
The symposium is aimed at university researchers, community groups, creative professionals as well as cultural organisations and museums  focussing on Heritage. The symposium will be a great opportunity to share outcomes and discuss experiences from a wide variety of Heritage related research projects. This year contributions in the form of presentations, workshops, panel sessions, posters and performances are invited on the following themes:
Heritage project legacies
Future funding opportunities
Overseas community heritage research
Co-design and co-production methodologies and processes
Digital heritage technologies such as virtual and augmented reality
Geo-location and mobile technologies
Community roles and relationships
Museum and heritage centre closures
Sustainability and new business models
Project impact case studies
Project evaluation and measurement methodologies
Research resources – availability and requirements
Research ethics
Design for heritage and museums
Performance and media research outcomes
Contributions related to other heritage research themes are also welcome
The symposium is free and food and drinks will be provided. Previously published but relevant work is welcome however for new work, following the symposium, contributors will be invited to submit papers for peer review and inclusion in an edited volume.
An outline of your proposed contribution of up to a maximum of 250 words should be sent to

This should include the  time required (typically 20 mins for presentation and 50 mins for workshops etc) and any resources required.
Deadline for submission of abstracts is April 2nd 2018
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions
Nick Higgett       
AHRC Connected Communities Heritage Network
Associate Professor Digital Design
Programme Leader MA Digital Design