Archive for July 1, 2014

Heritage Network Funded for Second Year

The Connected Communities Heritage Network is pleased to announce that the AHRC has kindly agreed to fund the Network for a second year (until April 2015). I know I met some of you at the recent Connected Communities Festival in Cardiff but for those of you I missed, here is the latest Network news.

At the festival I gave a short presentation outlining plans for the second year. Here is a summary:

Heritage Network Phase 2 Aims – 2014-15

• To consolidate and extend the Network
• To develop web site content
• To include other (non CC) AHRC heritage projects e.g. Digital Transformations and heritage groups
• To liaise with AHRC CC leadership fellows, HLF and NCCPE
• To hold a second symposium at Sheffield in January 2015
• To produce an edited volume based on the symposium


The provisional date for the symposium is 16th January 2015, so please put this in your diary. I am hoping we will confirm the venue shortly.
I would also be grateful for your ideas on the following:

• Future direction of the Network?
• Improvements and new content for the Network’s web site?
• Themes and content for the second symposium?

I intend to send out the EOI for the January symposium shortly so any suggestions for themes and content much appreciated.

Have a great Summer break!

Nick Higgett


The Connected Communities Heritage Network Presentation is available from the link below:

Connected Communities Heritage Network Cardiff Presentation

Heritage Network at Cardiff Festival

The Connected Communitie’s Heritage Network is at Connected Communitie’s Festival in Cardiff.

On the 1st July you can see us at the CC Exhibition in the Level 2 Conference Suite at the Motorpoint Arena from 9am.

Also, on the 2nd July we will be holding a breakout session in Boardroom 2 at the Motorpoint Arena 9am-9.30am. At this session we will review the Network’s first year including last December’s symposium held in Leicester and discuss plans for the next symposium which will be held in Sheffield date TBC.

For more information contact Nick Higgett at go to


Connected Communities Heritage Network at the CC Exhibition












Cardiff Motorpoint Arena