This year's Being Human festival, a national showcase of the very best in UK humanities research, surpassed all expectations with in excess of 17,000 people attending more than 300 events in some 30 towns and cities, according to figures released today.
Dame Marina Warner, award-winning scholar, cultural historian and chair of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize, will headline a London conference exploring why non-European writers struggle to be visible outside their own environment.
Twenty-four of London’s leading cultural, creative and educational organisations, including Senate House Library, are celebrating the life and influences of playwright William Shakespeare throughout 2016 – the 400th anniversary of his death – with a programme of theatre, music, opera, dance, exhibitions and academic collaborations.
Reflecting a new partnership with the Wellcome Trust, this year’s Being Human festival of the humanities brings a focus on health and wellbeing highlighting research on sleep, biomedical history, mental health and more. ‘The issues that face us as humans today don't fit into neat little boxes. Whether we’re considering anxiety, dementia or any number of physical illnesses, if we want to find the best solutions, we need to draw on diverse disciplines,’ said psychologist, writer and BBC broadcaster Claudia Hammond, Being Human festival participant.
A reflection of humanity itself, humanities research is not homogenous. This year’s Being Human festival of the humanities aims to highlight this by recognising the vast diversity of being human through revealing hidden histories and sparking cross-cultural conversations.
The UK’s only national festival of the humanities will highlight the vitality of this broad field with contributions from the father of reggae poetry, best-selling novelists and urban explorers, each of whom will focus on the art of being human.
Whether you Facebook or tweet - or not - technology has seeped into virtually every aspect of our lives. This year’s Being Human festival of the humanities takes a closer look at how academic research contributes to our understanding of the science and technology of being human.
Humanitarians, authors, satirists and poets will join the UK’s only national festival of the humanities this November to highlight the astonishing breadth and depth of the UK's academic research communities through a focus on the politics of being human.
The Institute of Modern Languages Research ( IMLR ), a member of the University of London’s School of Advanced Study ( SAS ), has launched a modern languages Master’s programme for those who are interested in gaining an in-depth understanding of translation theory, and developing advanced critical and analytical research skills.
The School of Advanced Study's dean and chief executive, Professor Roger Kain CBE FBA, has been elected as a member of the prestigious Academia Europaea in recognition of his international scholarship. Founded in 1988, the Academia has some 3,000 members worldwide, with 573 coming from all the UK’s disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, natural and physical sciences, mathematics, engineering and medicine. Individuals are elected as experts and leaders in their field by peer recognition.