Archive for October 15, 2014

What Works Wellbeing

Pre-call Announcement 

On behalf of all funding partners ESRC is commissioning four wellbeing-themed evidence programmes to look at what works for wellbeing comprising:

Work and learning
Culture and sport
Cross-cutting capabilities

Full guidance will be released on 29 October. An applicant workshop will be held on 5 November where further details will be presented by the funding partners, alongside the opportunity to meet other interested parties and ask questions.


For further details and workshop registration, please visit:

CALL FOR PAPERS – The Past in Its Place

A two-day workshop at Buckfast Abbey, Devon, 17-18 April 2015

This interdisciplinary workshop will explore current approaches to place and memory, with contributions from specialists in Archaeology, Geography, Heritage Studies, History, Literary Studies, and other disciplines. Sponsored by the ERC-funded “Past in its Place” project (, the workshop will explore how different sorts of locales come to serve as sites of memory, both in the past and in the present. How do perspectives on the past become embedded in physical space? How do sites of memory function culturally, aesthetically, and politically?

Confirmed speakers include Sally Bushell (Lancaster), Lucy Donkin (Bristol), Roberta Gilchrist (Reading), Keith Lilley (QUB), Steve Watson (York St John), Chris Chapman (Dartmoor photographer), and members of the Past in its Place research team (listed below).

We are soliciting short, reflective papers from practitioners in any discipline. Although the chief focus of the workshop will be on sites of memory in the British Isles over the last millennium, papers dealing with other regions or time periods will also be considered. Proposals are invited in relation to the following general themes:

· Mapping the Past (cartographic and GIS approaches to memory, space and place).

· Time-Lines / Periodisations (time-tagging; anniversary practices; sites of multitemporality)

· Communities of Memory (the politics of community memory practices, the past as a means of social inclusion / exclusion)

· Markings (on the land or in buildings, annotation, erasure, scoring, scouring, palimpsests)

· Local Memory and Everyday Life (customs, knowledge practices, generational memory and the lifecourse)

· Environments of memory (landscape as narrative, assemblages of memory).

· Trauma and Tourism (revisiting sites of death and disaster, dark tourism)

· Biographies of Place (continuity and change, the long life histories of churches, castles, monuments and ruins)


Please submit abstracts or full papers to Philip Schwyzer ( by 1 December 2014. Any queries relating to the conference may be directed to the same address.

The Past in its Place Team:

Paul Bryant-Quinn (Celtic Studies, Exeter)
Sarah Hamilton (History, Exeter)
David Harvey (Geography, Exeter)
Naomi Howell (Medieval Studies, Exeter)
Patricia Murrieta-Flores (Archaeology, Chester)
Ruth Nugent (Archaeology, Chester)
Joanne Parker (English, Exeter)
Philip Schwyzer (English, Exeter)
Nicola Whyte (History, Exeter)
Howard Williams (Archaeology, Chester)

Heritage Symposium – Call for Presentations, Workshops, Posters and Performances

2nd Connected Communities Heritage Network Symposium



Date: January 16th 2015

Venue: Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK


The AHRC funded Heritage Network provides a forum and support for both academics and community partners working on Connected Communities and Digital Transformation Heritage Projects.

Our first symposium held in December 2013 in Leicester was a great success with over 100 delegates sharing the results and experiences of their AHRC and HLF funded projects. Details of last year’s event can be found at

The symposium is aimed at university researchers, community groups, creative professionals as well as cultural organisations 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, posters and performances are invited on the following themes:

Performance and media related outcomes
Heritage project legacies
Co-design and co-production methodologies and experiences
Digital heritage technologies
Project impact case studies
Research ethics
Evaluation and measurement methodologies
Research resources – availability and requirements
Design for heritage and museums
Sustainability and new business models
Geo-location and mobile technologies

Contributions related to other heritage research themes are also welcome

The symposium is free, food will be provided and successful contributors will be able to claim travel expenses. It is intended that contributors to the symposium will also be invited to submit their work for inclusion in an edited volume.

An outline of your proposed contribution of up to a maximum of 250 words should be sent to

Deadline for submission of abstracts is October 31st 2014

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions

Nick Higgett
Connected Communities Heritage Network