Upcoming Festival: Being Human

Many of you may have already heard about this, but from the 15th to 23rd November there will be the ‘Being Human’ festival of humanities across the UK and Northern Ireland:  http://beinghumanfestival.org/

This festival is aimed at promoting the innovative research going on in the various humanities departments across UK universities. There are lots of public lectures, film screenings, exhibitions and performances.

Here are just a few of the events taking place…

‘Memory Banquet: Food and Acts of Remembering’ (London, 15th November) – http://beinghumanfestival.org/event/memory-banq-uet/

‘The Genius of Language’ (Canterbury, 16th November) – http://beinghumanfestival.org/event/genius-language/

‘Finding Commonality: Hamlet in World Cinema’ (Belfast, 17th November) – http://beinghumanfestival.org/event/finding-commonality-hamlet-world-cinema/

‘Terror, Gods and Magic in the North’ (Aberdeen, 18th November) – http://beinghumanfestival.org/event/human-aberdeen-3/

‘Animal, Mechanical and Me’ (Edinburgh, 19th November) – http://beinghumanfestival.org/event/animal-mechanical/

‘From Humanism to the Human: A Medieval and Renaissance Journey’ (Norwich, 20th November) – http://beinghumanfestival.org/event/humanism-human-medieval-renaissance-journey/

‘Feeling Funny, Being Human’ (London, 21st November) – http://beinghumanfestival.org/event/feeling-funny/

‘Genre and Gender, Couples and Culture’ (London, 22nd November) – http://beinghumanfestival.org/event/genre-and-gender/

‘We Are Many’ (Nottingham, 23rd November) – http://beinghumanfestival.org/event/many/


There are plenty other events going on, so have a look at their website.


About beingnonhuman

Being Non/Human is an interdisciplinary discussion group aimed at postgraduates and early career researchers. The group was set up and is run by Sophia Wilson and Lydia Zeldenrust. Our group is funded by the English departments of King’s College London and Queen Mary, University of London. View all posts by beingnonhuman

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