Connected Communities: Call for contributions






3rd AHRC Connected Communities Heritage Network Symposium


Date: January 14-15th  2016

Venue: University of Lincoln, Lincoln, 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 last symposium held in Sheffield was a great success with over 60 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, 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

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, food will be provided and successful contributors will be able to claim travel and accommodation expenses. 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 and CC’d 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 November 30th 2015


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


Nick Higgett

AHRC Connected Communities Heritage Network

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