We currently have 3 projects running here at Birmingham Archives which are
funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Our partner in these
projects, the University of Birmingham, is hosting the following conference in
collaboration with the ARRH and others. The intention is to disseminate
information about funding and collaborative opportunities to the archive sector
and other practitioners.
If wish to attend please contact Jacqui to book a place, spaces are limited.
Head of Collections Development
Birmingham Archives and Heritage
Sharing Knowledge, Shaping Practice
Knowledge Transfer in the Arts and Humanities
A one day symposium at the
School of Education, University of Birmingham 11am-4pm May 5th 2009
The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the University of
Birmingham, Birmingham City University and Museums, Libraries and Archives
(MLA) West would like to invite you to this jointly hosted day of discussions
and workshops around the theme of Knowledge Transfer.
The AHRC is committed to encouraging researchers to disseminate and
transfer their knowledge to areas beyond academia where it can make a
difference. Arts and humanities subject domains have a huge contribution to
make to the economic, social and cultural life of the UK, so one of the key
elements of AHRC’s role is to ensure UK businesses and other non- academic
organisations can benefit from the research it funds. One of the main ways
the AHRC does this is through Knowledge Transfer, the process in which
knowledge is co-produced through interactions between academic and non-
academic individuals and communities.
This symposium will offer delegates:
• a choice of workshops to discuss successful AHRC-funded Knowledge
• workshop sessions on funding opportunities building partnerships,
managing projects and consideration of impact issues.
• an open plenary session providing opportunities to ask questions
about issues arising throughout the day.
• opportunities to network and forge new contacts.
The event is free but places are limited to sixty delegates. Refreshments and
a light lunch will be available.
If you wish to reserve a place and find out more about the day please contact
Jacqui Wootton at [log in to unmask] or 0121 414 3589.