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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions, please contact Public Engagement with Research Officer, Caroline Gillett: email@example.com
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.