“Harnessing the power of digital technologies to enable researchers and communities to work more effectively together to explore community creativity, cultures and heritage is the driver behind eleven new research projects announced today. The projects are designed to develop digital resources that will be of enduring value for both communities and for future research such as: new digital platforms to allow community users to more effectively combine their own materials with materials from archives; crowd-sourced 3D models of prehistoric artefacts; and digitally enhanced physical objects to stimulate the memories-of older people in care homes.”

Alongside its 10 sister projects, Pararchive has 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.  See here for more information.