Telling our Stories

Hicks, Leslie, Dagg, Jenny, Adiseshiah, Siân , Bell, Erin, Coley, Rob, Culley, Amy, Gray, Ann, Kearns, Janice, OMeara, Adam, Piggott, David and Winn, Joss (2014) Telling our Stories. Project Report. AHRC.

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Abstract

This report draws on two phases of AHRC-funded University engagement with local community groups. In Phase One of the project , 10 multidisciplinary researchers from the University of Lincoln (the ‘Looking Back for the Future’ (LB4tF) research team) offered an array of open day and outreach activities geared towards capturing the role of community heritage in the present lives of young people at risk of social exclusion. In Phase Two, the focus broadened to support the activities of five community projects in Lincolnshire and Humberside. Fundamental to success was the process of forming university-community collaborations, the development and maintenance of relationships, matches in desired pace and timing, establishing group identities and functioning of community partnerships. Alongside learning about untold local histories, community cohesion and the ways in which different communities relate to each other over time, the project enabled the LB4tF team to ‘learn in action’ about the potential for applying their research expertise to a broad base of interests. Additionally, cross-fertilisation between disciplines enabled colleagues to experience the benefits of a reflexive culture where multiple discourses could be accommodated. Refreshingly, for partners and for academics, the project offered the potential for a new space for public discourse.

Keywords:Community Engagement, Heritage, Co-production
Subjects:L Social studies > L990 Social studies not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Health & Social Care
ID Code:44295
Deposited On:08 Apr 2021 10:01

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