Time to ‘Rediscover Dylan’

In this guest post Dr Elaine Canning, Deputy Director of the Research Institute for Arts and Humanities, Swansea University offers a special insight into ‘Rediscovering Dylan’: a programme of events curated specially for Being Human 2014 which celebrate the life and works of Swansea’s most famous son, Dylan Thomas. Dylan Fever ‘To begin at the beginning… Continue reading Time to ‘Rediscover Dylan’

Let them remember cake?

In this blog, Dr Sara Pennell of the University of Roehampton explores the links between taste and memory, and how humans build memories around food. During the Being Human festival Dr Pennell is taking part in Memory Banquet, a series of events about food and memory – centring on a communal meal incorporating different registers of… Continue reading Let them remember cake?

Heard the one about humour in the humanities …?

By Dr Sharon Lockyer In this guest post Dr Sharon Lockyer, Director of the Centre for Comedy Studies Research (CCSR) at the Brunel University, reflects on the importance of humour as a core aspect of ‘being human’, and how academics in the humanities are beginning to research this significance in the emerging field of ‘humour… Continue reading Heard the one about humour in the humanities …?