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Project team blog for Dance Manchester

The blog posts listed below are the most recent updates from the project team. please contact if you have any queries.

Questions and Challenges

  To continue Sam’s theme of ‘First Thoughts’ I am delighted to be part of Dance Manchester’s project, having watched Company Chameleon and the very exciting boys’ dance project STRIDE deliver physically challenging dance in a dynamic range of unusual sited outdoor performances. As a researcher on the Dance Manchester Creating Our Future Histories Project […]


First Thoughts and Ideas

On learning that I would be working with Dance Manchester for Future Histories I initially felt a little apprehensive — out of my comfort zone. I know nothing about dance (beyond thinking that I’m Beyonce on nights out) so I worried over what I could bring to the project.   My trepidation began to shift […]


AHRC Collaborative Skills Training Programme

Public engagement and external partnership building have become an important factor in the career progression of up-and-coming academics; it is now a standard requirement for all researchers to account for the relevance and impact of their research.

All of us are advised to incorporate public engagement and partnership building into the research process from the very conception of a new project; rather than simply integral to the research, public engagement must be constitutive of it, determining its genesis rather than merely accompanying its dissemination.

This new ‘ideal’ research scenario not only raises questions regarding the appropriation of traditional research procedures, but also exposes a huge skills gap concerning effective methodological innovation. Our proposed training aims to fill this gap by equipping PGR/ECRs with ‘hands-on’ research partnership experience regarding the collaborative excavation, representation and recording of our community-based local histories.


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