Being Human: a festival of the humanities

Being Human festival 2016

Being Human: a festival of the humanities -- 17–25 Nov 2016

The third national festival of the humanities kicks off on 17 November with the theme ‘Hope and Fear’.

The aims of the Being Human festival are to:

  • Demonstrate the value of humanities research to society and culture in the UK and globally
  • Encourage, support, and create opportunities for humanities researchers to engage with non-academic audiences
  • Demonstrate the relevance of the humanities to everyday life
  • Enhance public visibility and understanding of the humanities

The festival is led by the School of Advanced Study in partnership with:

Apply for funding

Applications for funded events for the 2016 festival have now closd. For more information on other applications, please visit the Being Human festival website.

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Being Human festival 2016

Applications are invited for the Being Human festival of the humanities. The theme for 2016 is 'Hope and Fear’. View the Call for Participation and learn how you can get involved.

The Being Human festival is led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with:


British Academy