AHRC award for digital technology community research
18 November 2013
Institute researchers with colleagues at the British Museum have been awarded AHRC funding for their innovative project on Crowd- and Community-fuelled Archaeological Research.
The new 18-month research project, led by Andrew Bevan, will use web-based, crowd-sourcing methods to allow traditional academics and other communities in archaeology to co-produce innovative open datasets, and thereafter pioneer a novel participatory model in which these same groups co-design and micro-fund follow-up research.
Harnessing the power of digital technologies will enable researchers and
communities to work more effectively together to explore community
creativity, cultures and heritage.
This UCL-British Museum collaborative project is one of 11 projects funded by the AHRC.
The projects have been funded under the £4 million, Capital Funding Call for Digital Transformations in Community research Co-Production in the Arts and Humanities. The call explored the interface and intersections between the Connected Communities Programme, AHRC’s Digital Transformations in the Arts and Humanities Theme, the Cross-Council Digital Economy Programme and other AHRC activities relating to the Creative Economy.