Arts and Humanities Symposium 2011

The first ever Public Engagement in the Arts and Humanities Symposium took place at UCL in Room 118, Chandler House on Wednesday 26th October 2011, from 2pm until 5pm, followed by a drinks reception.

The symposium used the popular pecha kucha format, in which each speaker gives a carefully timed and extremely lively talk.

The symposium was introduced by Dr Claire Thomson, UCL Department of Scandinavian Studies and Public Engagement Beacon Mentor (UCL School of Arts and Humanities, Laws, Social and Historical Sciences and the School of Slavonic and East European Studies).Speakers included members from the UCL and Birkbeck arts and humanities community who have undertaken public engagement projects.

Speakers included:

  • Harriet Cooper - Birkbeck Department of English and Humanities
  • Professor Stephen Hart -  UCL Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies
  • Léa Guzzo - Birkbeck Department of Media and Cultural Studies
  • Dr Paris O’Donnell and Dr Sian Prosser - UCL Department of Information Studies
  • Nicky Smalley - UCL Department of Scandinavian Studies
  • Dr Sophie Hope - Birkbeck Department of Media and Cultural Studies
  • Agnes Broome - UCL Department of Scandinavian Studies
  • Katy Beniart - UCL Bartlett School of Architecture
  • Elaine Speight - Birkbeck Department of Media and Cultural Studies
  • Eleanor Packham - Birkbeck Department of English and Humanities
  • Dr Nick Canty - UCL Department of Information Studies
  • Angela Horan-Anderson - UCL Institute of Archaeology

The UCL Public Engagement Unit received funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to support this symposium, which is linked to the Train and Engage programme.

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