Case studies

Case studies

If you want to be part of Being Human 2020, check out our case studies written by previous event organisers. They discuss lessons learned and give tips for putting on a public engagement event. Organisers from the 2019 festival were asked to write their case studies based around topics that align with our planning toolkits.

Working with a team – ‘Our Mutual Friend the Machine’

School of Advanced Study (Open Call pathway)

Putting on a show – The University of Sheffield’s hub

The University of Sheffield (Hub Award pathway)

Finding the right venue – ‘Fern Crazy’

Liverpool John Moore University (Small Award pathway)

Working on a budget – ‘Facing History’

Cardiff University (Small Award pathway)

Focusing on your audience – ‘Sea Change’

School of Advanced Study (Small Award pathway)

Working with performers – ‘Theatre in Exile’

School of Advanced Study (Small Award pathway)

Focusing on your audience – ‘Stitches and Stories’

The Open University (Open Call pathway)

Finding the right venue – ‘We Are Not Amused!’

Edge Hill University (Small Award pathway)

Working with partners – ‘Cartoneras in London’

School of Advanced Study (Open Call pathway)

2018 case studies

Ladies of quality wikithon

Foundling Museum (Open Call pathway)

Singing les roastbeef

British Academy (Open Call pathway)

Poetry against slavery

Birkbeck, University of London (Open Call pathway)

Living in Ice Age Hackney

Queen Mary University of London (Hub Award pathway)

From the source to the sea

Newcastle University (Hub Award pathway)

The sisterhood of the ring

University of Sheffield (Small Award pathway)

Stories from El Salvador

School of Advanced Study, University of London (Small Award pathway)

Weaving women’s stories

School of Advanced Study, University of London (Small Award pathway)

Canterbury tales

Canterbury Christ Church University (Small Award pathway)

Really? A dig on a council estate

University of Lincoln (Open call pathway)

2017 case studies

Ruin and rebuild

Birkbeck, University of London (Open call pathway)

Archives weekend

National Army Museum (Open call pathway)

British wrestling: history and resurgence

De Montfort University (Small Award pathway)

Recollecting popular music memories in Merthyr Tydfil

University of South Wales (Small Award pathway)

Voices, faces and places

Swansea University (Hub Award pathway)

Finding Mr Hart

School of Advanced Study, University of London (Small Award pathway)

Emotional objects: from lost amulets to found photos

Queen Mary University of London (Small Award pathway)

Found Theatre and Poetry: Disrupting the Everyday

University of Westminster (Small Award pathway)

Babbling beasts

University of Birmingham (Small Award pathway)

Leather at lunchtime

University of Northampton (Small Award pathway)

2016 case studies

Martian autopsy

University of Dundee (Hub Award pathway)

International London: walking tours

Birkbeck, University of London (Small Award pathway)

FRIGHTFriday: the art and science of hope and fear

University of Oxford (Small Award pathway)

Against prejudice: Ira Aldridge in Coventry 1828

University of Warwick (Small Award pathway)

Twenty years on: Manchester and the IRA bomb

University of Salford (Small Award pathway)

Night at the library: books of hope and fear

Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study (Small Award pathway)

Queer and the state

The National Archives (Small Award pathway)