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Imagining better policy: Evidence published by House of Lords Select Committee

Posted on October 24 2017 in News, News & Updates

In September The House of Lords Select Committee on Citizenship and Civic engagement sent out a call for evidence to individuals, groups and organisations who might be able to provide an insight into some of the challenges facing people and…

The Uses of Literacy revisited – exhibition launch event, Sheffield

Posted on July 20 2017 in News & Updates

The launch of “The Uses of Literacy revisited: young people in Rotherham reimagine the future” exhibition was held at the Western Bank Library Exhibition Gallery, Sheffield on Wednesday 14th June 2017. The exhibition, which runs until 9 September 2017, showcases…

Report: Doing research differently – imagining better communities in local and global contexts

Posted on July 20 2017 in News & Updates

Following our ‘Doing research differently – imagining better communities in local and global contexts’ workshop, which took place on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at My Place, Rotherham, we have produced a report containing key information and feedback from the day. Read…

Blog: Doing research differently: imagining better communities in local and global contexts by Paul Ward

Posted on July 18 2017 in News & Updates

In June 2017, three Māori scholars visited Yorkshire to participate in an event in Rotherham organised by Imagine: Connecting Communities Through Research. This commentary is written after reflection by Paul Ward, professor of modern British history at the University of…

New publication on collaborative working practices: imagining better research partnerships

Posted on July 18 2017 in News & Updates

Zanib Rasool, an Imagine project community researcher who is studying for a Doctoral in Education at the University of Sheffield, has had an article published in Research for All, a new peer-reviewed journal focusing on research that involves universities and…

Imagine North East reports

Posted on March 24 2017 in News & Updates

Our Imagine North East team have published two reports, by Fred Robinson and Alan Townsend, looking at the history of regeneration in Benwell and North Shields after the Community Development Project (CDP): Benwell forty years on: Policy and change after…

Blog: Sharing Histories by Sue Rawcliffe

Posted on March 21 2017 in News & Updates

The Tannahill Centre in Ferguslie Park Paisley was the setting for a lively discussion on January 23rd. The session brought together community activists, former workers, a local politician and interested academics to look at material gathered on the Paisley Community…

New AHRC Connected Communities project: ‘Taking yourselves seriously’

Posted on February 28 2017 in News & Updates

Kate Pahl has been awarded follow on funding from AHRC for a project called ‘Taking Yourselves Seriously: artistic approaches to social cohesion’. This aims to explore how artistic methodologies contribute to social cohesion, drawing on a previous project that looked…

Good news: Imagine book proposal accepted

Posted on February 7 2017 in News & Updates

We are very excited to announce that our Imagine book proposal has been accepted by Policy Press and will be written this year!

Save the date! Imagining better communities: doing research differently in local and global contexts, Rotherham – 20 June 2017

Posted on February 7 2017 in Events, News & Updates

In June we will be holding a seminar on the subject of communities and universities working together co-produce research. The event will take place in Rotherham where we will be joined by our international partners visiting from New Zealand. Further details to…