AHRC Connected Communities Projects

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The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) has established a research programme entitled Connected Communities which has the aim of enhancing understanding of the changing nature of communities in their historical and cultural contexts and the role of communities in sustaining and enhancing people's quality of life.


As part of the this programme, Professor Martin Phillips, working with a range of colleagues in the University of Leicester and elsewhere, has secured funding to undertake a series of research and knowledge exchange projects. These pages give details of these projects


1.  'Affect, affordance and connecting rural and urban communities'

2.   'Asset mapping: comparative approaches'

3.  'Before the last traces are gone'

4.   'Building Shared Heritages: Cultural Diversity in Leicester'

5.  'Community Web2.0: creative control through hacking'

6.  'Conserving and sharing community media'

7.  'Ladders to the cloud'

8.  'More than human participatory research'

9.  'Revisiting the mid-point of British communities: a study of affect, affordance and connectivity in Glossop'

10. 'Unearthing hidden assets through community co-design and co-production'

11. 'Untold stories of volunteering'





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Contact Details

If you would like further information about any of the AHRC Connected Communities projects Martin Phillips is involved in, please contact him using one of the media list below:

Professor Martin Phillips, Department of Geography, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH  

Tel: +44 (0)116 2523886
Email: martin.phillips@le.ac.uk
Twitter: twitter.com/MartinPhillips1

Further information on other research also available at: http://www.le.ac.uk/geography/staff/academic_phillips.html

Landscape and Community Research

Connected Communities research is of relevance to the University of Leicester's Landscape and Community Research theme (LACR).

Further information on LACR is available at:  www.le.ac.uk/lacr  twitter.com/LandscapeCommun  or email Dr Martin Phillips at landcom@le.ac.uk