Dear all,
 
Being Human, the UK’s only national festival of the humanities, returns between 17th and 25th November 2016 with a programme of activities themed around ‘Hope and Fear’.  Areas of inquiry include (but are not limited to):
 
·        Aging, health and wellbeing
·        Climate change and the environment
·        Endangered or new languages
·        Human rights
·        Human migration/population changes
·        New technologies
·        Terrorism and radicalisation
·        Urbanism (past and present), Smart Cities
·        Utopias and dystopias (cultural, social, political)
 
The University of Birmingham will be centrally coordinating its submission into this year’s programme by bidding to be a ‘Festival Hub’. This requires a minimum of five and a maximum of ten events to take place as part of a thematically cohesive programme.
 
A callout is now open for expressions of interest from UoB academics or postgraduates interested in delivering an event within the UoB Festival Hub whose programme will be submitted for consideration from Being Human.  The Expression of Interest form can be downloaded here and call details are here;  the internal deadline is Monday 11th April at 10 am and EOIs should be returned to engage@contacts.bham.ac.uk.
 
If you have any questions, please contact Public Engagement with Research Officer, Caroline Gillett: c.d.t.gillett@bham.ac.uk