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Place and Community Fund Launch and Networking Event: Call for contributions

Posted on 8 November 2021

We are inviting contributions for our Place and Community Fund Launch and Networking Event on Tuesday 14 December.

Place and Community

The Humanities Research Centre’s Place and Community project has launched a new fund for Knowledge Exchange activities to take place between academics and partner organisations, based around arts and humanities research, in the 2021-22 academic year. 

On Tuesday 14 December will be holding a launch event to allow both University of York academics and external partners (from a range of backgrounds and organisations in the cultural, arts, heritage sectors and beyond) to find out more about the fund and forge relationships that might give rise to funding bids. Meet new people, learn about each others’ work, priorities and research, and identify opportunities for collaboration!  

We are inviting contributions to this Networking Event, which will be held between 2 and 5pm on 14 December. We are encouraging a wide range of academics and external partners to volunteer a contribution!

What we are looking for:

  • Between 3 and 5 minutes in any format
  • Tell us about:
    • Your work: your research or your organisation or background, any current projects of interest, including anything planned or that you’re dreaming of doing
    • How you think a collaboration might enhance your project 
    • Any examples you can share of how such collaborations have worked well (or haven’t worked well!) in the past!
  • Be as creative as you like! Powerpoint is fine, but not required: feel free to talk, sing, act, dance or simply display something visual/non-verbal …
  • We hope to hold the event in person in the Humanities Research Centre (Berrick Saul Building), but may have to move it online if circumstances require it. Please bear this in mind when designing your offering.
  • If held in person, the event will be “blended” to allow online participation, so if you are unable to attend in person, feel free to offer an online-only offering: please indicate this when you complete the form.
  • You are not required to stay for the full duration of the event if you are unable to (though all are welcome for the full afternoon). 

Alternatively, instead of presenting a contribution as part of a timed session, you are welcome to bring along visual material about your work to display on a table. Other attendees will be able to see your display and talk to you about it during the arrivals period and networking teabreak. If you would like to do this, you can use the same form below. Please note, however, that this element will be unable to go ahead if we have to move the event online. 

Please submit your contribution proposal by Friday 26 November using this form.

The event aims to help us all share more, find out more, broaden horizons and make linkages. There will be ample opportunities for networking and conversations, with (we hope), mince pies. Information about the new Place and Community Knowledge Exchange fund will be available (next round of funding: deadline February 2022; Small Awards scheme open at any time).