Archive for January 16, 2018

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