For this year’s Being Human festival Dr Amy Kellam, an associate research fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, is hosting two events on domestic abuse (see below).
Geoffrey Crossick, distinguished professor of the humanities at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, argues that in the west we ‘now live in societies where nuance and complexity seem unwelcome, where simple answers to complex realities are the order of the day. It is not a context propitious for the humanities, and that […]
Thirty years after the Cold War barrier was removed, Dr João Florêncio, a lecturer at the University of Exeter, and Ben Miller, a writer and researcher, consider the origins of the ‘legend of Berlin’ and how the newly undivided city provided queer folk spaces to explore sex, intimacy and belonging.
Martina Caruso and Harriet O’Neill, assistant directors at the British School at Rome, kick off the international season of this year’s Being Human festival with a photo essay of their Open Valley walk at the Valle Giulia.
Dr Elizabeth Dearnley, a researcher at University College London and an artist specialising in audio installations, revisits the spiritual home of British journalism.
Sebastian Groes, professor of English literature at the University of Wolverhampton, goes ‘snidge scrumpin’ for the lost odours of the Black Country while charting a new 21st-century palate in his memorably named Being Human event, Snidge Scrumpin’: mapping smell and memory.
With under eight weeks to go before the start of the UK-wide Being Human festival, Dr Sara Brooks, professional specialist in global and public humanities at Princeton University, outlines the North American version of the festival, its cultural similarities and how, as hosts, they hope to generate opportunities of experimentation and connection.
Dr Anna-Louise Milne, director of graduate studies and research at University of London Institute in Paris, provides some insights into her public engagement work with refugees and migrants in Paris, and her work with the School of Advanced Study’s Being Human festival of the humanities.
The Paris Centre for Migrant Writing and Expression, under the guidance of University of London Institute in Paris’ director of research, Anna-Louise Milne, has been working with migrants and asylum seekers in Northern Paris for more than five years. As part of this year’s Being Human festival of the humanities, the Centre will be running a series of workshops with a group […]
Image: The London by Willem van de Velde the younger © National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London The London exploded and sank off Southend, concealing herself for centuries on the estuary bed. Her wreck was found in 2005, revealing a hidden history of early modern life. Vanessa Rockel, fellowships and publications officer at the Institute of Historical […]