Our priorities

Below are some of our priorities for public engagement within the School and via our flagship public engagement project, the national Being Human festival.

  • Connecting humanities researchers with communities and cultural partners 
  • Promoting collaborative, co-produced public engagement that increases the impact of humanities research 
  • Enabling small-to-medium scale public engagement projects not supported in others ways  
  • Leading innovation and best practice in public engagement delivery and methods 
  • Providing a locus for media interest in humanities research locally, regionally and nationally via the national Being Human festival
  • Improving inclusion and diversity in the Being Human festival programming and provision 
  • Emphasising place-based activities, representing a range of communities and interests across the four nations of the United Kingdom, creating a national humanities festival that is rooted in local place