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This project sought to give historical perspective to contemporary debates surrounding the role of the humanities in civil society. The beginnings of the historical enquiry where located in the Victorian era, as it was then that the relationship between education and society was not only debated at length but also trialled through university men’s active engagement in innovative educational experiments.The Working Men’s College (London) provided a case-study for the purpose of the Scoping Study.
Archaeologists from Cardiff University have teamed up with Ely and Caerau Communities First, local residents and the local schools to start the Caerau And Ely Rediscovering (CAER) Heritage Project, based in West Cardiff. The aim of the project is to explore the history and archaeology of the Cardiff suburbs of Caerau and Ely from prehistory through to the modern day, helping to connect communities with their heritage and develop educational opportunities
This multi-partner, bi-lingual community heritage project is focused on the history of industrial and post industrial communities in the Swansea Valley. The region has a remarkably rich yet complex industrial-urban-environmental heritage, and research into thisinforms a better understanding of how its unique historical and cultural context continues to shape the identity, sense of place, and quality of life of the people who live in an area, where 16.8 percent of the population speaks Welsh
The UK has been a pivotal national player within the development of community music practice. In the UK community music developed broadly from the 1960s and had a significant burgeoning period in the 1980s. Community music nationally and internationally has gone on to build a set of practices, a repertoire, an infrastructure of organisations, qualifications and career paths. There are elements of cultural and debatably pedagogic innovations in community music. These have to date only partly been articulated and historicised within academic research.
This scoping study brings together and reviews research under the headings of history and definitions; practice; repertoire; community; pedagogy; digital technology; health and therapy; policy and funding, and impact and evaluation. A 90-entry, 22,000 word annotated bibliography was also produced.
A seven year doctoral research programme bringing together Winchester School of Art and Tate Liverpool. Four PhD students are examining the creative art and design communities associated with and generated by pop culture in Britain and its many legacies since the 1960s. They will study the rise of Pop as British and world society changed dramatically in that decade, creating new communities who made, consumed and transformed art and daily life over the next forty years.
Focusing on historical case studies, this research network will examine how connections between members of a community, and between different communities, can enhance creativity. At the same time, it will subject those key terms to rigorous investigation. The network will bring together established and early career researchers, as well as non-academic stakeholders, from a range of institutions, to debate key questions about the relationship between creativity and community.
The DBH project is firstly intended to demonstrate digital technologies, techniques and expertise developed and/or used at De Montfort University to local and national heritage groups throughout the UK who are concerned with buildings and their artifacts. It is secondly intended to assist community heritage groups in making collaborative bids with De Montfort University for UK Heritage Lottery Fund grants.
One of the many objects in the Science Museum’s collections is a manual telephone switchboard from the Enfield telephone exchange. It was collected by the Science Museum in 1961, because it was the last of its kind to be taken out of service in the Greater London area. Between 1925 and 1960 this manual telephone switchboard was central to Enfield life. The Enfield Exchange project aimed to find out if anybody remembers it and its telephonists.