Archive for September 19, 2014

Future Thinking: Connected Communities Media Collection

Invitation to “Future Thinking: Connected Communities Media Collection”

A day of thinking and exploring archives and their use and development in relation to the Connected Communities Media Collection – an archive we have been building to give a home to media outputs from the whole AHRC Connected Communities programme.

At: Media City, Salford University
Date: 29th October 2014
Time: 9.30 for a 10am start until 4pm

We are working on the future of the Connected Communities Media Collection archive. This is the archive we have been building to give a home to media outputs from the whole Connected Communities programme (providing they carry public permissions).

Please, see our working prototype here:
The focus of this latest work is a round table, to be held at Media City, Salford. There are a few places for academic and community media practitioners to attend a day of short seeding talks and discussions, culminating in recommendations for further development and/or collaborations.


To book a spot or find out more, contact us on:

Attendance is free but limited, so please register interest early.

New Large Grants Will Think Forward Through the Past

Three Large Grants have today been announced under the AHRC’s Care for the Future: Thinking Forward Through the Past theme. The theme aims to generate new understandings of the relationship between the past and the future, and the challenges and opportunities of the present. The successful grants are innovative and collaborative research projects which involve over 50 different UK and international partner organisations, and which will make a large contribution to the development of this theme.

For more information, please, visit:

Heritage Event – 27th September 2014

The day brings together researchers and communities from three University of Sheffield projects: Transmitting Musical Heritage, Researching Community Heritage and On Shared Ground, a collaborative project with the University of Aberdeen and Cardiff University.


The event is free and open to all, refreshments will be provided. Please find the final schedule detailed below:


Saturday 27th September 2014. St Andrews Church, Psalter Lane, Sheffield, 4pm.

1pm – 3pm Guided tour of Wincobank Hill Fort. led by project partners on the On Shared Ground project, Friends of Wincobank Hill. Meet at Wincobank Chapel at 1pm for light refreshments.

Complimentary taxis and travel available to St Andrews Church, Psalter Lane, Sheffield

4pm Light Refreshments Available

4.30pm Performances and CD Launch hosted by Sheffield Babel Songs

5.30pm Screening of ‘Roma Blood’, a film funded by the AHRC Connected Communities Festival, with introductions and performances from the participants

6pm Light Refreshments Available

6.10pm Screening of ‘On Shared Ground’ with a brief introduction from the filmmaker, Paul Evans.

6.30pm Final performances

8pm Close


For further information about the event, please feel free to contact:


BabelSongs Launch event poster