To mark the launch our new Public Engagement Innovators Scheme, which offers small grants to fund public engagement activities within the School and the Senate House Libraries – this post reflects on the importance of integrating public engagement into the School’s mission to ‘promote and support research in the humanities’. As we all know, the… Continue reading Public Engagement & the School of Advanced Study
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’
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?
By Dee Burn Early on a beautiful bright day at the end of August, I headed to Falmouth with my mum and my husband to witness one of the most awe-inspiring sights in the modern sailing world: the Tall Ships Regatta. This opportunity was pure serendipity. I was in my native Cornwall that weekend… Continue reading The Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta
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 …?