Being Human - A Festival Of The Humanities
Being Human aims to engage the public with the very best of the innovative research taking place across the humanities. Hosted by HE institutions and their cultural and community partners across the UK.
Posted: Friday Nov 20, 2020
Being Social 2020: Day 11 - Being Human
Posted: (2 days ago) Being Social 2020: Day 11 On the last day of the festival, Being Human went out with a bang! From sugar sculpting workshops with Queen Mary University London to a sign language comedy performance with Heriot-Watt University, there was something for everyone. It was the perfect closing to a festival that has been full of laughter, live-streams and learning! If […]
Being Social 2020: Day 8 - Being Human
Posted: (4 days ago) Being Social 2020: Day 8 Check out a few highlights from a terrific Thursday of events at Being Human 2020! We started the day exploring the history of food with The John Rylands Library and ended the day at a fantastical online museum late at the Museum of English Rural life exploring linked themes of light and darkness, harvest and festivals, community and celebration.
Festival planning in the age of COVID-19 - Being Human
Posted: (3 days ago) In person, online, bit of both? Festival planning in the age of COVID-19. At the moment planning festival events might feel a little tricky. We are all unsure about how long these strange times will last and what gatherings might look like in the following months.
Retracing the 2020 American Presidential Election Campaign ...
Posted: (5 days ago) This is an online event. Join this live retrospective on the ins and outs of the 2020 US Presidential Election Campaign. This event will dive into the moments and stories that shifted the campaign with Dr Matthew Wall, Dr Richard Thomas and Dr Allaina Kilby who are experts in politics and media communication.
Upcoming Events – Being Human
Posted: (5 days ago) Please note: we are making every effort to ensure that listings are up to date and accurate, but in these uncertain times it is always worth double checking with organisers to ensure that events are going ahead as advertised.
Mountains of the Future - Being Human
Posted: (10 days ago) This is an online event. ‘A stone can be seen a mountain in miniature.’ Journey through the history of high places, and their place in art, science and culture. By thinking through the past, The Ruskin’s digital exhibition imagines the future of the world’s upland landscapes. As an artist, writer, ecologist and radical thinker, John Ruskin’s art and ideas were […]
Magical Mind: The World of Terry Pratchett - Being Human
Posted: (2 days ago) This is an online event. *Please note, this event is now fully booked but the event organisers will be livestreaming to their YouTube channel: click here to view the live stream on the date and time of the event. Terry Pratchett’s novels created a new world where fantasy, science-fiction, humour and satire coexisted, firing the imagination of millions of readers all over the world.
Antic-Queer-Tea Café - Being Human
Posted: (5 days ago) This is an online event. ‘Antic-Queer-Tea’ will explore how Greco-Roman antiquity has influenced new worlds of LGBTQI+ identities. Sappho, Ganymede, Artemis, Tiresias, Spartans, Greek symposia or Roman emperors have populated our imaginations, providing models and perspectives for thinkers and writers such as Winckelmann, Foucault, Wilde or E.M. Forster, films such as Call Me by Your Name ...
Visions of Reproduction - Being Human
Posted: (7 days ago) This is an online event. From being veiled in mystery, the interior body has been revealed by a variety of visualising techniques. Ultrasound scans and images of embryos have long left the lab and are increasingly appearing in the news, in commercial advertising, in classrooms, in family photo albums and on social media. They pose ever new questions about how […]