Based at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, Professor Simon Eliot and Dr Henry Irving are leading research into the communications history of the Ministry of Information. Their post reflects on how this research has shaped their contributions to the Being Human festival programme, and of the importance of public engagement with humanities… Continue reading History and communication
In this guest post Manchester Metropolitan University’s Helen Malarky, Faculty of Humanities, Languages and Social Science Project Manager for Research and Impact and Professor Berthold Schoene, Associate Dean for Humanities and Social Science Research, reflect on their Humanities in Public initiative, and its programming for Being Human 2014. Forever Young explores eight decades of Manchester’s… Continue reading Humanities in Public: Manchester Stays Forever Young
Dr Martin Paul Eve–co-founder of the Open Library of the Humanities and editor of the open access journal Alluvium—reflects on “open access”, engagement, and the politics of information management in a digital age. The academic disciplines that constitute the humanities study human cultures, their art-forms, philosophies, expressions and histories. They aim to do so through a… Continue reading Open access and Being Human
Between 24-29 June, festival curator Dr Michael Eades spent six days at Glastonbury Festival – supervising an installation created for the School of Advanced Study’s 2013 Bloomsbury Festival. Six days of enduring mud, crowds, and lightning storms offered the perfect opportunity to reflect upon festivals, public engagement, and what it means to ‘be human’.