Current Projects and Project Partners
Join us in exploring the past 10,000 years of Page Hall and Grimesthorpe and the people from all over the world who have contributed to its vibrant past!
Page Hall Smiles, which is run by Rosamaria Cisneros, brought together Roma and non-Roma to co-create a number of short films and collate images and a digital scrapbook exhibition that focused on the experiences, identity and voices of the people from Page Hall told by the residents themselves.
An online Celebration of community through arts, culture and creativity, run by Migration Matters
Roots and Futures is a collaborative investigation of heritage and place linking staff in the Department of Archaeology with Kelham Island Museum and Sheffield-based community groups Zest and KINCA. The project’s aim is to use co-production methods to create new understandings of Sheffield’s built and buried heritage. Focusing on the industrial areas of Kelham Island, Neepsend, Upperthorpe and Netherthorpe, the project engages members of local communities in a collaborative exploration of shared heritage, focusing on generating new knowledge and reflecting on what aspects of the archaeology and history of these areas are important and meaningful to communities today.
Working in partnership with Brian Mosley who created the Love Sheffield Social Media Groups, this project aims to connect friends across Sheffield, to self organise and to celebrate heritage in all of its forms across Sheffield.
Our purpose in Love Sheffield is to become more connected in the real world, and this group hopes to help you to brainstorm ideas for creative projects together, helping and encouraging each other to thrive.
Grimesthorpe Story Swap, Sheffield City Council
The Grimesthorpe Story Swap, which began in January 2019, aimed to increase community cohesion within Grimesthorpe, and raise the profile of the Grimesthorpe Family Centre.
The project focused on the community that lives within Grimesthorpe and aimed to work alongside the community to produce an audio art piece showcasing the connections within Grimesthorpe’s diverse community. Using this concept as the heart of the project, a series of events were carried out to support and celebrate the community within Grimesthorpe.
Working in Partnership with Ignite Imaginations, Greentop Circus and local dance groups we created a range of activities and events, which were aimed at all ages. These included family fun days, arts and crafts days and oral history and story sharing sessions. At the end of the project we held an unveiling event of the community art piece ' Little Grimesthorpe' .
The Celebrating Our Woodland Heritage project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and led by Pennine Prospects. Pennine Prospects hired me to write up some of their community field surveys, undertake photogrammetric surveys on their excavations along a Roman road and also carry out community photogrammetric workshops with their community group.
Tinsley Time and Travel, Heeley City Farm
This community project explored the heritage that has shaped Tinsley since pre-history, those of transport, travel and change; the project engaged residents and the wider community in a broader understanding of Tinsley’s heritage of transition and resilience.
Tinsley’s story is one of resilience and adaptability to change, not only physical and economic change, but also changing populations. People from different places have been coming to Tinsley, building and changing its identity, since prehistory, both making routes in and out and establishing roots within the community itself.
The project is based around 9 key heritage milestones in Tinsley's past, all located within the project area. They are all of great local significance, each having a much wider impact on the development of the community. Each milestone covers a time of change in Tinsley and they all link to travel. Together they tell the story of Tinsley's changing identity. The project milestones cover different types of heritage including, archaeological objects, historic landscape, archives, historical sites, natural heritage and memories from the bronze age to modern times.
I began Archaeology in the City in 2014 when I was studying my PhD at the University of Sheffield. As their outreach officer it was clear that a unified student led outreach programme would be beneficial for both the students, local community and department as a way to create more engagement between the University of Sheffield’s Department of Archaeology and the general public. Since then it has passed through several iterations of passionate archaeology PhD students, with the goal of using the knowledge and resources afforded to us through our work at the department to share archaeology with member’s of Sheffield public.