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

Pictures of youth: the next steps…

  A rather wet and windy Tuesday saw Adelle and I take another trip to Manchester for a visit to the Powerhouse and an afternoon of research in Manchester Central Library. Taking some time to explore the beautifully refurbished Library, we then delved into the local history section to examine a range of resources; from […]


Moss Side: Pictures of Youth

  On 23rd September we met with Claire Evans at Millennium Powerhouse to look around the facilities and discuss a rough working plan for the coming months. Moss Side: Pictures of Youth will be a photography exhibition at the Powerhouse, utilising new and existing research to tell the story of Moss Side from the 1960s […]


Starting Points

  Type ‘Moss Side’ into Google, and the search results provide you with a range of community web-pages, local blogs, details of the annual carnival parade, and the 2012 Guardian article ‘Let’s move to Moss Side’. But scroll down just a little further, and reminders of the area’s less than salubrious reputation remain. Named in […]


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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