Know Your Place, Know Your Bristol

People involved in this project

Principal investigator:


School Humanities
Department Historical Studies
Dates 01 February 2012 - 31 December 2012
Funder AHRC
Collaborator(s) Professor Peter Coates, Dr Tim Cole, Dr Mike Fraser, Professor Mark Horton, Dr Josie McLellan, Dr Angela Piccini
Contact person Professor Robert Bickers

More about this project

A programme of work will be undertaken involving collaboration between University of Bristol researchers (including students), the university's Centre for Public Engagement, and community groups in Bristol, focusing on the running of 6 'Roadshows.' These events will focus on different communities or localities, and will also involve different types of community heritage (e.g. memory, historical artifacts, photographs, film). They will include geographical communities (e.g. Hillfields, an inter-war Bristol housing estate), as well as more 'virtual' ones (e.g. visitors to the Bristol Zoological Gardens).

The aim is to make academic research and expertise available through collaboration with local community partners, to aid the production of local knowledge for preservation by community groups, the Bristol City Council 'Know Your Place' project, and for researchers. The events will explore the potential for future programmes of interaction, and development of HLF and other funding bids, and underpin development of sustainable partnerships. They will be recorded through blogging and other social media, as well as through digital media, and the project website will also develop a resource-bank outlining how arts and humanities researchers at Bristol can aid as well as learn from, a wide variety of different local community groups.