This year’s festival is taking place nationally 17 – 25 November 2017. Being Human is led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy.

  • Being Human at the British Museum

    25 September, 2017

    By Michael Eades | Our festival curator reveals an exciting preview event taking place at the British Museum on Friday 20 October. The event will be a ‘treasures smackdown’ with experts exploring the Museum’s lost and found hoards.

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  • Being Human across the globe

    31 August, 2017

    By Michael Eades | With events taking place in four countries outside of the UK, programming will explore this year’s ‘lost and found’ theme from a more international perspective covering everything from Trump to endangered archaeology.

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  • Broadening horizons – Being Human 2017

    25 June, 2017

    By Sarah Churchwell | Our festival director talks about this year’s festival in context, our upcoming programme and our theme ‘lost and found’. This post also includes a sneak peek of some of this year’s events.

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  • I came from Egypt on foot

    9 January, 2017

    By Dr Anna-Louise Milne | During the Autumn, a number of translation laboratories took place with migrants and refugees living in Paris. The material from these became the focus for an exhibition during the festival.

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