‘Stuff and Knowledge’ the University Museums Group annual conference. Taking place at University of Birmingham on Monday 11 September 2017, the conference will explore the future of teaching and learning within university museums. Alongside the keynotes, panel sessions and tours there will be plenty of networking opportunities and a drinks reception at the Lapworth Museum of Geology – Finalist for Art Fund Museum of the Year.
Tickets are just £40 and are available here: http://universitymuseumsgroup.org/conference-2017-stuff-and-knowledge
The full conference programme is available here: http://universitymuseumsgroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/UMG-Conference-2017_full-programme-August-update.pdf
PERC recently attended the Wellcome Trust’s Engaging Science conference help on April 20th, 2016 at Wellcome Collection. The event brought together researchers, public engagement and scicomm workers, creatives and more to discuss how science can be made more engaging for those who do it, for the public and for seldom heard audiences. Key topics included top tips for collaboration, improving diversity and dealing with ethical issues.
The take home messages of each of the sessions were captured live by cartoon artists, so take a look at the photos below! Many thanks to Wellcome for the invite to attend such an interesting and inspiring day.
The 2nd Public Engagement and Performance Conference Date: 18/19 March, York
A supportive forum to share, discuss and learn about diverse approaches to performing research and engaging the public, bringing together people from across the arts, humanities and social sciences at various stages of the research process, and with different levels of expertise and experience.
Public engagement and Performance Conference brings together researchers and students from across the human and social sciences, as well as the arts and humanities, who are interested in finding out, exploring and developing better ways of understanding and communicating their research. We invite you to join us in the vibrant and beautiful city of York, famous for its medieval city walls, York Minster, rivers Ouse and Foss, for an unusual opportunity to explore these pertinent issues.
Full details here.