The N8 Research Partnership www.n8research.org.uk, a collaboration of the eight most research-intensive universities in the North of England (Durham, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and York) in undertaking an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded project to identify ways in which academics, practitioners in the arts and humanities and local authorities can collaborate to stimulate reinvention and influence economic growth across the North.
As part of the ‘New Thinking from the North’ project the N8 and its partners will hold a series of workshops addressing four key themes:
- Digital North – looking at how digital is being used to create and sustain culture, identity and community in the North.
- Heritage North – looking at the heritage economy in the North and how heritage-based regeneration affects communities.
- Sustainable North – looking at how the economic, social and environmental development of the North are connected and how they can be made sustainable and resilient
- Imaginative North – looking at how the imagination is being used to influence social and cultural development in the North.
The project is led by Professor Dinah Birch, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research & Knowledge Exchange at the University of Liverpool.