Working with social haunting: past- and present-making in two "communities of value"

Lead Research Organisation: Manchester Metropolitan University
Department Name: Faculty of Education

Abstract

Our project examines how the present is 'haunted' by the past in two 'communities of value' with long and sometimes tumultuous histories: the Manchester-based Co-operative College and associated Rochdale Pioneers Museum, and the South Yorkshire community branch of the trade union Unite which operates out of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in Barnsley. The communities share similar values of mutuality and collectivism and have a keen awareness of their historical identities. However their approaches vary markedly: one is a public-facing heritage site, while the other is a much more obviously politicised activist community.

According to the sociologist Avery Gordon, a social haunting is a reminder and legacy of past social violence. It is a sense, a feeling, a way of thinking, an atmosphere that pervades within a community, influencing its future in myriad, perhaps unnoticed, ways. Our research will explore this concept from an Arts and Humanities perspective, shedding light on the role of architecture, artefacts, landscapes, sounds, poetry and graphic narrative in recalling 'barely visible' historical experiences and exploring the changing nature of community values.

In this project we will, in partnership with our two case study communities, establish two '[Ghost] Co-Labs'. These project-long co-production spaces will bring together members of the project team, our arts collaborators, and community partner members to codesign a programme of activities that develop through phases. These will involve an investigative phase in which participants engage in multi faceted historical research led by an expert in heritage studies and a creative phase in which they use insights gained from these explorations to create arts-based outputs. These outputs will include three collectively-produced arts-based community outcomes: a one hour community radio broadcast formatted in mixed 'collage documentary' and radio art form; a small archive of workshop poetry; a small visual archive of comic strips. Through this process, we aim to attune to the often contested and sometimes barely visible processes of past- and present making that is forming ways in which communal lives are being lived as both our partner organisations and communities reshape and renew themselves in the face of new social challenges.

Planned Impact

This Impact Summary identifies a broad range of direct and indirect economic, societal and cultural beneficiaries. The two key beneficiaries will be our named partners (the Co-operative College and the South Yorkshire Community Branch of the trade union UNITE) and other interested parties that they can reach. The Co-operative College is a unique educational institution focussed on providing learning programmes and research to support the development of a successful and diverse co-operative sector. The six co-operative principles are key to its identity. A better understanding of the relation of historical heritage to the present - particularly its barely visible aspects - will strengthen the college's 'future negotiation' during a period of change. Specifically, the Rochdale Pioneers museum will benefit from initial work being carried out in the Co-operative College's archive and from the project creative arts products that will be inspired by the archive and the the National Co-operative Archive collection itself will benefit from holding the project archive. Importantly, the Co-operative College's schools network of over 800 schools will potentially benefit from curriculum resources inspired by the creative products that the project produces. The huge impact of co-operative heritage and history in the north of England is well known but further creative activity and research of the kind outlined here will deepen understandings of people, place and identity.

The Co-operative movement is on the cusp of new trajectories with new formations emerging. There are over 6,500 co-operatives in the UK. The College and its sister organisations such as Co-operatives UK will be able to reach communities of interest and disseminate the research and project practice not only nationally but internationally through its website, twitter feed, blogs and newsletters.
As for UNITE the project will help the union to improve its understanding of the way historical matters that go back to the miners' strike of 1984-85 and beyond are still impacting in the local area and its membership. The community outputs will support the organisation in the creative vision of community activism that it is encouraging. For local community participants, the project will be an opportunity to ensure that their voices are heard and recognised; to explore arts-based activities which offer them alternative ways of expressing their stories; to make further connections within their communities through exploring topics which are often not discussed; and to explore what this means for the collective history, and future, of their communities. Activities such as the planned radio broadcast, poetry and comics archives and final 'Ghost Exchange' events will allow local communities to become involved in these explorations.

Beyond immediate impact among our named partners, the following parties will also benefit in terms of knowledge of the project and its outcomes and access to shared and archived materials: The Co-operative College/Unite in Schools Project; Workers' Education Association; CASS School of Community and Education, University of East London; School of Education and Health, Federation University Australia; Radical Arts/Radical Aesthetics network; Experience Barnsley museum; People's History Museum/Working Class Movement Library, Manchester/Salford. Significant and diverse Policy-maker groups who benefit will include Justice for Mineworkers Parliamentary Group; Southwell and Nottingham Diocese. Community groups and organisations benefitting will include: Pitmen Poets, Poets, Mexborough; Co-op, Rochdale; UNITE national education office; UNITE Northern Region community membership; Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign.

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Bright G (2015) "Comme une hauntise": La greve des mineurs 30 ans apres in Contretemps: Revue de Critique Communiste

 
Title Community radio documentary broadcast 
Description A 30 minute radio documentary was made by Community Broadcaster Max Munday as part of the project. Made available on line and broadcast on Community radio Rochdale, Doncaster, and Sheffield and excerpted on the Rony Robinson Show on Radio Sheffield https://soundcloud.com/socialhaunting Rochdale: Crescent FM http://www.crescentradio.net/ 21:00 on Monday 8th February Doncaster: Sine FM http://www.sinefm.com/listen_live 10:00 on Thursday 11th February On Tumblr visit the project blog: http://workingwithsocialhaunting.tumblr.com/ On Twitter use #socialhauntinglive (I'm @mouthpiece4shef if you want to link up) On Facebook visit 'Social Haunting - a radio documentary' event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/218524431822970/ 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Broadcaster Max Munday was invited on to the Rony Robinson show on Radio Sheffield on Tues 16th Feb and a phone in discussion took place as a result. PI Geoff Bright was invited to give summary comment and as a result was invited to take part in a forthcoming programme: My Life So Far 
URL https://soundcloud.com/socialhaunting
 
Title Electronic scrapbook of Ghost Lab poetry 
Description Project Co-I Sarah McNicol created an electronic scrapbook of collective and individual poetry and poetry workshop activities arising out of Ghost labs at the Co-operative College, Manchester; The Rochdale Pioneers Museum; and the Miners' Hall, Barnsley 
Type Of Art Creative Writing 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact The work has been shared digitally via the project Blog 
 
Title Ghost Lab Comic 
Description Jim Mewday, the comics artist we've been working with, created a 4 page comic about the experience of the ghost lab in Barnsley. The text for this was based on audio recordings made of the session. 
Type Of Art Image 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact We have printed a large scale versions and A4 copies. So far, these have been used at the end of project event in Sheffield and attracted considerable interest. 
 
Title Two sonic art compositions produced as part of the project: entitled Thrumming Halls and Underdrift 
Description Two pieces of sonic art - Thrumming Halls and Underdrift composed and installed by Danny Bright as part of the final project event in South Yorkshire. Also used as part of the project documentary broadcast. Links: Thrumming Halls https://soundcloud.com/bog-sta/thrumming-halls-installation-extract Underdrift https://soundcloud.com/bog-sta/underdrift-rochdale 
Type Of Art Composition/Score 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Underdrift has been submitted for the the Sound Transitions festival at Paris 8 University's Semaine des arts. Both will be discussed in a research talk to be given by Danny Bright at Sussex University on March 9th They will also be discussed in a presentation/performance submitted for the International Conference of Live Interfaces - titled Sonic Ghosting: developing an interface between space/place/memory and sound/music/noise. 25 plus plays on Soundcloud in the first month of availability. 
URL https://soundcloud.com/bog-sta/thrumming-halls-installation-extract
 
Description We have discovered that our innovative "Ghost Lab" community co-production model offers an innovative approach to working with the past being present in the present as utopian immanence - a practice of "concrete utopia" in Bloch's terms (Bloch, 1995). The Ghost lab design draws specifically on the dialogic arts practice of Kester (2004) and the process-philosophy derived "participatory art-philosophy-political event design" principles of Massumi and Manning (Massumi, 2015, 78) to enact a theoretically interdisciplinary, arts-based, activist event-space that offers a space of hospitality and safety (see attached Visual/Other Evidence) in which to explore contested community pasts already. Qualitative data gathered suggests that the Ghost Lab works in a way to short circuit the conventional disjunction between social and economic, and psychological, cultural, aesthetic and spiritual aspects of community being-ness, making for a new mode of working with community futures. The PI will write a paper for a leading international journal defining the theoretical and practical character of the 'ghost lab' approach. Feb 2018. Since my earlier submission I have received further AHRC funding to disseminate our work (see Song Lines to Impact and legacy) and the article mentioned here has, in the event, brought together our experience from both this award and Song Lines. The article - Bright, N. Geoffrey. Forthcoming. 'Feeling, Re-imagined in common: Working with Social Haunting in the English Coalfields'. In Routledge International Handbook of Working Class Studies. (eds) Michele Fazio, Christie Launius, and Tim Strangleman. London and New York: Routledge - has been accepted for publication which is due this ear (2018)
Exploitation Route We have been successful in being awarded an augmented funding as part of the 2016 Connected Communities Festival to develop a festival project called "Opening the 'Unclosed Space': Multiplying Ghost Labs as Intergenerational Utopian Practice" This project has grown out of live community collaboration within our current project: AH/M009262/1 Working with Social Haunting (WwSH) and will make the following key contributions to the Festival theme of Community Futures and Utopias. Firstly, it will develop the theoretical and design aspects of the innovative intergenerational "Ghost Lab" community inquiry model first introduced in WwSH. Secondly, it will extend the scope of the model beyond its current community boundaries by working with adults and youth in contrastingly diverse and changing intergenerational communities in North Staffordshire and in part of East London. Thirdly, it will showcase the Ghost Lab's creative capacity in two innovative ways by co-producing an intergenerational 'replay documentary theatre' performance in the main auditorium at the New Vic theatre in Newcastle under Lyme and by delivering poetry-, comic strip-, and 'instant replay theatre'-focussed Ghost Labs as part of the Somerset House Utopia Fair.
Two new partners - the New Vic and an autonomous co-operative youth project, Voice of Youth, based in Hackney - will be connected into the established WwSH partnership already made up of the Co-operative College, South Yorkshire Branch of Unite Community, artists and academic researchers

I was accepted to present at both the AHRC Connected Communities Early Career Researchers Conference in early 2016 and also the full AHRC Connected Communities conference in late 2016.

Most recently, I have been awarded a grant under the AHRC Impact and Legacy funding stream as Principal Investigator on the project: Song Lines to Impact and Legacy: Creating Living Knowledge through Working with Social Haunting. Feb 2018. I have just completedthis £80k project and have also been awarded an AHRC Catalyst Award of £3k.

This project builds on Working with a Social Haunting (AH/M009262/1) and AHRC Festival project Opening the 'Unclosed Space' to take our innovative Ghost Lab technique of 'Community Tarot' readings to new audiences in marginalised de-industrialised communities in the UK and, from there, to new national and international audiences. The proposal addresses two significant newly emergent agendas that have become prominent during the life of the projects. These are, first, around the impact of the Brexit vote registered in such communities in the 2016 EU Referendum and second, by extension, around the growth of nationalist political projects across Europe and more widely.

As a result of this notice I have recently responded to requests for "ghost Labs' by Sheffield Festival of Debate', Unite Community (in Doncaster and Stockport), The Co-operative College Conference, Hull City of Culture
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Creative Economy,Education,Environment,Healthcare,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Other

URL https://www.socialhaunting.com/
 
Description 1. The research has been reported to the community trade union Unite Community through its Yorkshire, Humberside and Durham regional structure and its South Yorkshire branch stucture by the project PI and research parter participants and a "Ghost Lab" is to be run at the HQ in 2016. Unite Community members have reported to Unite on how the social haunting project has enriched their community life: sample comments from the report presented to the Yorks, Humberside and Durham officer of Unite Community follow: John Taylor found the Ghost labs to be "not just a stimulating and creative experience, it was a deeply, no, more than that - a richly moving one". Mark James believes the union's keen interest in the project has definitely brought benefits: "The Ghost labs have actually helped to revitalise the branch and have enabled us to reflect upon the difficulties that we face representing marginal, often very vulnerable members of society". According to Mark, the Ghost labs have been "different from most academic research. They enabled expression, creating the basis of agency for people to gain a hold over their own lives in a supporting environment of solidarity" . 2. The research has been reported to the Orgreave Truth and Justice campaign (a campaign relating to a call for a public Inquiry related to aspects of the Miners' Strike 1984-85) by the PI. As a result the project PI was consulted by the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign in relation to their legal submission to the Home Secretary, Theresa May 3. The project PI is currently in negotiation with the Rochdale Pioneers Museum at Rochdale to run further Ghost Labs there after the completion of AH/M009262/1 to support the museum's forward planning processes. 4. A ghost Lab will be run as part of the Co-op College Education Conference, Manchester April 22nd. A national audience of co-operators and teachers in co-op schools will be in attendance. 5. A bid made by the PI as Lead Applicant to disseminate the project at the 2016 Festival of Utopia has been successful. Since my list submission I have received more AHRC funding to develop this research. In 2016 I was awarded £15k augmented funding as lead Applicant for the project: "Opening the 'unclosed space' - Multiplying 'Ghost Labs' as intergenerational utopian practice" The project grew out of live community collaboration within project: AH/M009262/1 Working with Social Haunting and made the following key contributions to the AHRC Festival theme of Community Futures and Utopias. It developed the theoretical and design aspects of the innovative intergenerational "Ghost Lab" community inquiry model first introduced in WwSH and extended the scope of the model into diverse and changing communities in North Staffordshire and in part of East London. It also showcased the Ghost Lab's creative capacity in two innovative ways by co-producing an intergenerational 'replay documentary theatre' performance in the main auditorium at the New Vic theatre in Newcastle under Lyme and by delivering poetry-, comic strip-, and 'instant replay theatre'-focussed Ghost Labs as part of the Somerset House Utopia Fair. I was accepted to both the AHRC Connected Communities Early Career Researchers Conference in early 2016 and also the full AHRC Connected Communities conference in late 2016. Most recently, I have been awarded a grant under the AHRC Impact and Legacy funding stream as Principal Investigator on the project: : Creating Living Knowledge through Working with Social Haunting This project builds on Working with a Social Haunting (AH/M009262/1) and AHRC Festival project Opening the 'Unclosed Space' to take our innovative Ghost Lab technique of 'Community Tarot' readings to new audiences in marginalised de-industrialised communities in the UK and, from there, to new national and international audiences. The proposal addresses two significant newly emergent agendas that have become prominent during the life of the projects. These are, first, around the impact of the Brexit vote registered in such communities in the 2016 EU Referendum and second, by extension, around the growth of nationalist political projects across Europe and more widely. The two follow on projects noted above have now (Feb 2018) been completed and are reported under the project headline Song Lines to Impact and Legacy (AH/P0095061) on this Researchfish site as is required. The most accessible means of accessing the material generated by the related projects is on our project website at https://www.socialhaunting.com/ which itself has been completed as a project outcome of Song Lines. It is becoming apparent from Song Lines that there is impact in the area of Health Care in terms of an emerging relationship between deindustrialisation and the use of opoids (both legal and illegal)
First Year Of Impact 2016
Sector Education,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description AHRC Connected Communities Festival augmented award
Amount £14,600 (GBP)
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2016 
End 06/2016
 
Description Arts and Humanities Research Council Impact Funding
Amount £80,000 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/P009506/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2017 
End 12/2017
 
Description Additional Event: 'Relative Values'. Sheffield Central Library 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The collaboration with socially engaged photographer Les Monaghan continued with 'Relative Poverty' http://www.relativepoverty.org/ an ongoing body of work involving families defined as destitute in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. This exhibition ran at the Sheffield Central Library during June 2017 and involved Mark James, Co-I on 'Song Lines to Impact and Legacy' project. Mark ran sessions alongside the display of photographs to explain the Social Haunting work and facilitate creative exercises using some of the theoretical influences from within the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.socialhaunting.com/impact/
 
Description Additional Ghost Lab Doncaster 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In February 2017, Mark James, Community Co-I on the 'Song Lines' project connected Unite members in Doncaster with the research and its developing methodological and theoretical influences in an informal Ghost Lab at the Trades and Labour Club, Doncaster.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.socialhaunting.com/impact/
 
Description Additional Ghost Lab Hyde, Cheshire 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Spring 2017, Co-I Dr Sarah McNicol ran a Ghost Lab with a group of British Bangladeshi women in Hyde, Greater Manchester. This formed part of a longer project the women were involved in exploring their community histories and life stories with Manchester Metropolitan University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.socialhaunting.com/impact/
 
Description Additional Ghost Labs as part of Sheffield Festival of Debate 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Brexit and Social Haunting
Over three months, three Ghost Labs were organised as part of the Festival of Debate 2017 in Sheffield over April, May and June 217 and facilitated by community Broadcaster Max Munday and Research Project Leader Geoff Bright. 'Brexit and Social Haunting: what role does our past have in shaping the future?' involved Ghost Labs organised on a working-class estate that had been referred to in the 2015 'Working with Social Haunting' project. The aim was to consider whether the space and process that the Ghost Lab creates might allow us to think in different ways about Brexit and to communicate in more meaningful ways.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.socialhaunting.com/impact/
 
Description Additional project event and Ghost Lab - 'Aspirations'. At Stockport War Memorial Gallery 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 'Aspirations' and 'Relative Poverty'
The Social Haunting team ran activities to accompany photographer Les Monaghan's exhibition 'Aspirations' at Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery, 18th February 2017. The exhibition of over 600 portraits examined education, class, society and habitus in contemporary South Yorkshire. Research team members Sarah McNicol and Max Munday discussed the Social Haunting work and made 'community tarot' cards with visitors to stimulate discussion about their past, present and future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.socialhaunting.com/impact/
 
Description Avery Gordon public seminar at Manchester Metropolitan University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Avery Gordon, University of California, originator of the notion of a social haunting gave a seminar on her work at Manchester Metropolitan University to a diverse audience of students, community partner members and University staff . A press release had been made
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Community radio broadcast of project documentary 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Broadcast of project documentary on coalfield local radio

Doncaster:
Sine FM
http://www.sinefm.com/listen_live
10:00 on Thursday 11th February
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Exhibiting/performing of sonic art by Danny Bright at the International Sound Transitions Festival called Transitions Sonores, to take place at Paris 8 University, March 23rd. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The sonic art piece, Underdrift, produced as part of the Working with Social Haunting Festival will be performed exhibited at Transitions Sonores at Paris 8 University. As the text below makes clear the piece was one of 10 selected for performance out of over 200 submitted

Dear composer,
For this first edition of the Sound Transitions Festival, we received over 200 pieces from composers from different parts of the world and we are very happy for your participation.
We received some great works and the final selection was very difficult. We are therefore pleased to announce the selected pieces for the festival's concert on March 22, 2016 at 18h, and those selected for listening sessions on March 23 at 14h:

CONCERT
Julia Bejarano Lopez, Une caracola de Pájaros
Marie-Hélène Bernard, Trois croquis vietnamiens
Hughes Germain, Bruit blanc
Vincent Guiot, Reste(s)
Cheryl Leonard, Ablation Zone

SÉANCES D'ÉCOUTE
Nicolas Marty, L'image temps
Daniel Mancero, Le marché populaire : Trois Tableaux Sonores
Nicolo Terrasi, Addabbana ra chiana
Danny Bright, Underdrift
Marco Marini, Three Bags from Birmingham

http://www-artweb.univ-paris8.fr/?-Quatrieme-edition-2016-
https://www.facebook.com/Festival-Transitions-Sonores-501485833375605/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/Festival-Transitions-Sonores-501485833375605/
 
Description Interview and discussion on local radio 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact One of the project team, Max Munday (community broadcaster) was invited to discuss the project documentary he had made on Radio Sheffield. (Nigel) Geoff Bright (PI) was also interviewed . Feb 16th 2016. Rony Robinson show. Geoff Bright subsequently invited to participate in a half hour programme: My Life So Far
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Local radio broadcast of project documentary 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Broadcast to the general audience of 5000+ (according to the station) Also generated twitter traffic and face book comments
Rochdale:
Crescent FM
http://www.crescentradio.net/
21:00 on Monday 8th February
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Partner event with Unite Community in South Yorkshire 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The activity on Jan 6th 2016 in Sheffield shared the arts products and project findings with an audience made up of our parter members from Unite Community, Yorks, Humberside and Durham. Unite community are now committed to involvement in further projects
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation at Comics Forum (Leeds) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of the comics Ghost Lab outputs at the Comics Forum conference in Leeds, attended by artists, industry (e.g. publishers), students and academics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation made by PI Geoff Bright to an open seminar in the Education and Social Research seminar series at MMU, 7th Oct 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Project PI gave a presentation on both AHRC projects in which he was involved (Working with Social Haunting and R/agency) to an open seminar hosted by the Education and Social Research Institute at MMU. A mixed audience attended
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation made by project PI to the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign 10th Feb 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact On separate occasions, Project PI Geoff Bright has briefed both the membership and Secretary, Barbara Jackson, of the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign (the key current national coalfield campaign) on the work of the social haunting project. This process has helped provide contextual background to the legal document calling for a Public Inquiry into the policing of the 1984 Orgreave mass picket, presented to the Home Secretary in Autumn 2015. The membership briefing was added to the meeting minutes and circulated nationally via the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign email list
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation to national Geography teachers conference, Manchester 22nd Jan, 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Presentation given by project PI Geoff Bright to the national Geography Teachers Association. To report on the salient geographical points emerging from Working with Social Haunting and R/Agency. Around 40 in attendance. Reported bock by the organiser that the presentation had been a significant intervention that had people talking. Geoff Bright invited to submit an article to the Geography Association journal on the topic of the presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Project "Ghost Lab" presented as part of Rochhdale Literature and Arts festival, 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The arts-based "Ghost lab" - a format devised by the project - was presented as a part of the Rochdale Literature and Arts festival and the session was tailored to the themes of the festival
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Project PI invited to do the My life so Far show on Radio Sheffield (7th April 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The 30 minute show goes out at midday as part of the long-established Rony Robinson Show. Radio Sheffield covers North Notts, North Derbys and South Yorks and quotes an audience of 275,000. The show is an interview around music conducted by the presenter Rony Robinson and will provide an excellent follow on from radio discussion that has already taken place on radio Sheffield as outlined in another outcome itemised in this report. The interview is scheduled fro April 7th
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Project blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The project blog ran for the full year of the project and gathered reflections, reports and links relevant to the project uploaded by research team and partner members and by other interested parties
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://workingwithsocialhaunting.tumblr.com
 
Description Public lecture given by project PI Geoff Bright 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Project PI gave a public lecture on his AHRC research projects alongside Prof Tim Strangleman of University of Kent, chaired by Dr Katy Shaw of Leeds Beckett. The theme of the lecture organised through the Humanities cluster at MMU was to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the end of the miners' strike was deindustrialisation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Report on project to community partner (Unite Community) Yorks, Humberside and Durham membership 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact PI NG Bright gave report to the general membership meeting of Unite Community, one of our community partners on 4th March
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description With Banners Held High - Conference and Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This was a public conference and celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Miners Strike of 1984-85 held in Wakefield in March 2015. As part of a full day's events around 500 people were involved. A workshop related to the project was run by Dr Geof Bright (Project PI) at which about 40 people were invilved
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Workshop at with Banners Held High (Wakefield) 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This event is a follow on to last year's event and will bring together around 500 people to celebrate and discuss the international aspects of the 1984-85 Miners Strike and their legacy in the current day. Geoff Bright (PI) will run a workshop which builds on last years and addresses an audience of interested parties such as community activists, teacher, councillors, trade union officials and members and the general public. It's estimated that around 40 will attend as last year
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016