Being Human Festival

11-20 November 2021

The Faculty of Arts is delighted to once again host the international hub of the UK's Being Human Festival. Exploring the theme of 'renewal', the hub offers a range of online events and activities celebrating the breadth, diversity and vitality of the humanities.

Be guided by Indigenous experts on connecting with and contemplating Country. Travel across the globe in an interactive 360-degree film or stay local and take a Shakespearian tour of Melbourne. Hear up to the minute expert analysis on the COP26 summit and contribute your own story of climate activism. Bring your ancient-world wits to the Melbourne Classics Quiz, experience a partial lunar eclipse, and so much more in this year's Being Human Festival!

Register your interest now ahead the Festival launch on 11 November.

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Being Human Festival

About the Being Human Festival

The Being Human Festival is the first and only national festival of the humanities in the UK. Founded in 2014, the Festival demonstrates the breadth, diversity and vitality of the humanities, and that research in the humanities is vital for the cultural, intellectual, political and social life. It is a successful large-scale, national public engagement festival taking academic research out into all corners of the community providing refreshing new perspectives on research. It is supported by the School of Advanced Study at the University of London in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy.

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