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Working with the Community to Develop
Local Heritage Projects and Research
Since its establishment in 2012 the Connected Communities project has continued to celebrate and research community heritage in Swansea and beyond. The project supported by the Research Institute For Arts and Humanities (RIAH) at Swansea University continues to develop and expand to include projects and outputs from across a diverse range of disciplines. Additional researchers, professional partners and community groups have joined the project to collaboratively design and implement community-focused research, including 3rd and voluntary sector partnerships and projects as well as those focused on social policy.
Research and projects activities include for example the history of disability and the medical and digital humanities. The project also develops and supports events and festivals lead by RIAH and Swansea University in areas such as theatre studies, creative writing, heritage tourism and the interpretation of the historic environment, including the Hafod-Morfa Copperworks Project – CU@Swansea.