Being Human festival 2019
A reminder that the Being Human festival is now inviting applications for 2019.
The sixth annual Being Human festival will run 14-23 November 2019. Led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy, Being Human Is the UK’s only national festival of the humanities, and is one of the largest national platforms for public engagement with humanities research.
This year the festival theme is ‘Discoveries & Secrets’. This could involve anything from art historians uncovering painted-over masterpieces, archaeologists excavating ancient burial sites, historians making discoveries in archives, literary scholars discovering lost texts. More broadly it could include uncovering secret histories, or making new discoveries about seemingly familiar people, places, communities – the possibilities are endless. As ever the overarching aim of the festival is to take research in the humanities and share it in creative, fun and engaging ways with non-specialist audiences.
There are three main pathways to getting involved:
- ‘Small Awards‘: apply to Being Human for funding of up to £1,500 to enable activities.
- ‘Hub Awards‘: apply for a larger grant of £2,000- £4,000 to coordinate multiple activities as a Festival Hub. (Only a small number of these awards are made every year)
- ‘Open Call‘: organise an activity that does not require funding.
Further details, and answers to some Frequently Asked Questions are available on the Being Human website. The hashtag on Twitter is #BeingHuman19
The deadline for applications for funding is 5pm Monday 8 April.
If you would like some advice on developing ideas, feel free to contact Adam Morris (Engagement Officer).
BU Humanisation Conference 21st June 2016
Venue: Room EB708, Executive Business Centre, 89 Holdenhurst Road, BH8 8EB
Please find the Programme for the Humanisation conference on the 21st June 2016 attached.
Please feel free to pass the information on to others internal and external to the university (academic and practice) who you feel may be interested
The conference is being run at no cost and so you need to make your own arrangements for lunch. Let Dr. Caroline Ellis-Hill ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) know by the 15th June if you wish to attend .
If you only want to attend for part of the day, please state which part of the day you’d like to attend.
||Dr Caroline Ellis-Hill
||Humanisation of the BU Generic Student Assessment Criteria.
||Dr Sean Beer
||Perceptions of the authenticity of food: a study of residents in Dorset (UK)
||Prof Ann Hemingway
||Innovative routes to Wellbeing: Equine Assisted interventions
||Sharing human concerns: utilising an embodied interpretative approach to convey findings from a descriptive phenomenological study
||Dr Carole Pound
||Humanising care: translating theory into practice in stroke care
||Rutherford and Dr. Emer Forde
||The Rutherford Introspective Photography: Promoting self-reflection and wellbeing of GP trainees through photography.
||Free time Please see information about local venues for lunch
||Dr Vanessa Heaslip
||How phenomenology enables insight into the Human lives of Gypsy Roma Travellers’
||Experiencing the Humanisation Framework together
||Dr Jan Mosja
||Chaplaincy at the bedside. Learning from Buddhist chaplains and their contributions to the humanisation of health care.
||Humanising and the Care Act well-being principle
||Dr Mary Grant and Dr Catherine Lamont Robinson
||HeART of Stroke: feasibility study of an Art & Health intervention following a stroke
||Thanks, Tea and Close
The UK’s first national festival of the humanities has been announced! Taking place between the 15th and 23rd November 2014, the ‘Being Human’ event aims to engage the public with the best humanities research in the UK. Funding is available to facilitate participation, with money available to host an event including room and equipment hire, consumables and travel. Events which could be supported include workshops, exhibitions and installations, performances, film screenings, virtual or hands-on activities, hackathons and debates; this list is not exhaustive so be inventive! More information is available at http://www.sas.ac.uk/support-research/being-human-festival and the deadline for funding applications is 14 March 2014.