Landscapes Forum > What's the legacy of our research?

Yesterday (2 July) I went to Edinburgh for an AHRC Research Development Day about the legacies of projects such of ours that are funded through the Connected Communities programme. Although it sounds a bit circular, the AHRC are going to support research on what the outcomes of their projects have been, especially for the communities involved in them. What changes have occurred because of the projects, and how sustainable are they? How valuable have the projects been for communities and other stakeholders? What broader lessons could be learned from them?
I would be interested in hearing from anyone who might want to pursue these questions. An idea that came up yesterday was that a group of Connected Communities heritage research projects (including us at Bennachie) could share insights and help evaluate each others’ work – and including the communities as active participants in the process. There is even a suggestion that community members can be included as project co-investigators, which is a new and welcome development. Deadline for proposals is Oct 23, for up to £100k, 12-18 months starting Feb 2014.
If you want to learn more about the Connected Communities programme, there are two websites – an official one here, and a semi-official (and more interesting) one here.

July 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJo Vergunst