Being Human Festival of the Humanities

Project Summary

This project is hosted by: Central Services of the School

Research interests:
Culture, Music, Politics, Social Sciences
Project period:
01-May-2015 - 01-Dec-2015
Project categories:
Events grant
Project summary:

  The Small Grant from the Wellcome Trust is required to expand the reach, impact and legacy of the Being Human festival of the humanities (12-22 November 2015). The grant will be used alongside existing funds from the School of Advanced Study (SAS), the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and British Academy to fund creative programming which engages Front page non-academic audiences with leading research in the humanities via a nationwide programme of free events. More specifically, the grant from the Wellcome Trust will be used to fund a strand of commissioned programming working with the Being Human festivals regional hubs. These hubs will be situated in five universities across the UK, as well as a London hub at the School of Advanced Study. Each hub will be given the challenge, and incentive, to produce an activity or strand of programming focusing on an aspect of the medical humanities - connecting these to contemporary debates around public health, the ethics and history of medicine, nutrition, lifestyle, social connectedness, values and other matters of national concern.

Management Details

Lead researcher & project contact:

Name Position Institute Organisation Contact
Dr Michael Eades Cultural and Public Engagement Fellow SAS-Central School of Advanced Study



Name Position Institute Organisation Contact
Professor Barry Smith Director Institute of Philosphy School of Advanced Study



Funder Grant type Award
Wellcome Trust Small Grants £30,000.00