Celebrating humanities research at Leeds

The University is organising a series of free public events with cultural partners across Yorkshire as part of Being Human 2015.

Newes from the Dead, image courtesy of Anthony Strack

Being human event

How Culture Matters: A Four-Fold Exploration takes place in Leeds and Bradford during the Being Human festival week, 12-22 November.

It is part of a national programme of big ideas, debates and engaging activities for all ages. It aims to bring researchers and communities together to engage with the humanities.

Researchers from the Leeds Humanities Research Institute (LHRI) are coordinating events that champion the excellence of humanities research undertaken in West Yorkshire and help demonstrate its vitality and relevance.

The events are:

  • Writing Bradford: City, Culture and Changing Representations
  • We are What we Keep: a look at the family archive project
  • Performing Violence at The Tetley
  • Newes from the Dead: an exploration of a key moment in neurology, using puppetry

All of the events are free, but booking is essential for all but the drop-in session at the Merrion Centre and Leeds Central Library talk.

Professor Gregory Radick, LHRI Director, said: “Each of the events will celebrate humanities research at Leeds by inviting members of the public into the research process itself, in a way that communicates the excitement of the research while also stimulating debate and discussion. 

“For example, at the We are what we keep drop-in session, people can contribute photos, drawings, or descriptions of items they feel are key to their family’s identity to a communal family archive.

“The 2015 festival programme promises to be exciting, entertaining and thought-provoking, with something for everyone in our diverse communities.”

Read more about each of the events.

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