We are currently looking for humanities researchers to hold Being Human Cafés as part of this year’s Being Human festival, the UK’s only national festival of the humanities taking place 11-20 November.
Being Human Cafés are based on the idea that you can engage with some fascinating new ideas and research in the humanities in the time that it takes to have a cup of tea. Find out more here: https://beinghumanfestival.org/get-involved/. If you’re stuck for an idea but would like to take part, we encourage you to use this year’s festival theme of ‘Renewal’ as a starting point!
We would particularly love to hear from people in the East of England, Northern Ireland, Wales, the North East and Yorkshire and the Humber.
Here are just a few reasons to get involved with the festival and hold a café:
- Participate in a national campaign to champion and celebrate research and the humanities
- Try out public engagement if you haven’t before
- Develop skills in event planning
- Use it as a catalyst to get a project up and running which might not happen otherwise
- Engage with a new audience and get refreshing new perspectives on research
- Get public engagement advice and support
- Work with new cultural partners or develop an existing relationship
- Make contacts and start collaborations with other researchers nationally
- Raise visibility of your research nationally and within your own institution
We’ll be reviewing Being Human Café applications on a rolling basis right up to the deadline of Friday 27 August, so there is plenty of time left to apply.
Posted on behalf of Rose de Lara, Public Engagement Officer: Projects and Communications, University of London