Centre for Advanced Studies

Current Projects and Networks

Evidence-based Innovation

Evidence-based Innovation is a series of workshops and individual support delivered as part of the Enabling Innovation three-year collaborative programme involving Nottingham Trent University, the University of Derby and the University of Nottingham. Part funded by the European Union, the aim is to provide innovation support to more than 2,000 local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) over three years, focusing on ‘enabling technologies’. 

Project overview: The Evidence-based Innovation strand is organised by the Centre for Advanced Studies at the University of Nottingham. Targeted at SMEs in the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire area, but of particular relevance to arts, culture and heritage organisations, these sessions are for SMEs who are looking to expand or improve and need help accessing relevant and cutting edge cultural and economic intelligence. We will work with you to help you identify what kind of expertise might bring benefit to your business and offer free support from a relevant academic expert to help you identify and use research resources essential for growth.

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The Centre for Hidden Histories

Led by the University of Nottingham in collaboration with Oxford Brookes, Manchester Metropolitan, Nottingham Trent and Derby Universities, this centre is particularly interested in developing commemorative projects with national, faith and other emerging communities whose histories are rarely considered. Key thematic interests include: Migration and displacement; The experiences of 'others' from countries and regions within Europe, Asia and the Commonwealth; Impact and subsequent legacies of the war on diverse communities within Britain; Remembrance and commemoration; Identity and faith.

If you are interested in the activities of this network please contact Mike Noble for information, or view the website at: http://hiddenhistorieswwi.ac.uk/

Children and Childhood

The University of Nottingham is world renowned for its research in children, childhood, adolescence and young adulthood.  The Children and Childhood Network provides a focal point for the combined knowledge and expertise of leading academics across several schools, departments, and research priority areas within the University. Anyone interested in being a part of this network is encouraged to contact Hilary Sanders.

Further information can be found here: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/Children-and-Childhood-Network/

Health Humanities

The Health Humanities network at the University of Nottingham is led by Professor Paul Crawford (School of Health Sciences) and Dr Anna Greenwood (History). The network brings together established and enthusiastic researchers involved in more than £6m interdisciplinary research funding to look at how applied arts and humanities can inform and transform healthcare and enhance physical and mental health and well-being. If you are interested in joining the network of academic staff with an interest in Health Humanities please contact Sue Hopcroft.

Further information can be found here: http://www.healthhumanities.org/nottingham_health_humanities/

Digital Humanities

Nottingham’s Digital Humanities Network seeks to promote the use of digital tools (and the discussion of their impact) and provide a catalyst for new research ideas. The network brings together staff and students across the Nottingham campuses; it also connects Nottingham with partners at other higher education institutions and in the creative economy sector.

Further information can be found here: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/digital-humanities-centre/research/digital-humanities-network.aspx

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