Digital press room

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Being Human festival 2019

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The Being Human festival 2019 will take place 14-23 November. If you would like to find out more about the only national festival of the humanities please contact our media and public relations officer, Maureen McTaggart on 0207 862 8859 / maureen.mctaggart@sas.ac.uk.


Being Human festival media coverage

2018

THE: Engagement: not just nice to have, but the next step in research?
C-Span: Q&A with Sarah Churchwell
BBC Radio 3 – Free Thinking: Death rituals
BBC Radio 3 – Free Thinking: Lost Words and Language
BBC Radio 3 – Free Thinking: Buses, beer and VR – a taste of university research
The Conversation: Menstrual art: why everyone should go and see it
THE: Interview with Vanessa Toulmin
BBC News Midlands: Researchers hunt for Black Country smells
Vada Magazine: Being Human – a festival of humanities

2017

ITV News: Exhibition charts lost connections between Tyneside and the Caribbean
BBC Radio 3 – Free Thinking: Being Human: lost and found in the archives
BBC Radio 3 – Free Thinking: Being Human: The lost luggage office, ghosts and warrior poets
BBC History Extra: Demons and Shipwrecks
THE: Interview with Simon Armitage
The Conversation: Onions, embroidery and other historical lessons could help you sleep
The Voice Newspaper: Steel Pulse’s Mykaell Riley to front festival talk
British Theatre Guide: Women and war: the West End and the western front
The Londonist: Things to do today in London

2016
BBC News Online: ‘Forgotten’ Lancashire dialects revealed in poetry research
BBC Online Scotland: ‘Martian’ to be autopsied at Dundee University arts festival
BBC Radio 3 – Free Thinking: Being Human debate at Fact, Liverpool: man and animals
BBC Radio 3 – Free Thinking: Being Human: Vernon Lee, lying, coma
BBC Radio 3 – Free Thinking: Being Human: what the archives reveal
ITV News: Meet Harvey Matusow – ‘America’s most notorious liar’
The Guardian: Revived: the 1930s London gay members’ club raided by police
The Independent: The racist human zoos that time forgot

2015
New York Times: Chicken’s weren’t always dinner for humans
The Guardian: Humanities are vital, science is vital. Stop treating them as opposites
The Guardian: Being Human festival offers a nightmare and walk on water
BBC News: Museum website says ‘homo-erotic’ is top 10 search
BBC Radio 3 – Free Thinking: Medical Surgery Past and Present
THE: Students perform in a cemetery to ‘give the dead a voice
THE: Tweeting philosopher launches book of short-form musings
THE: Pub crawl and ‘zombie walk’ win funding to promote humanities
The Times: Academics turn to flash mobs and zombies to bring humanities alive
The Guardian: The sweet smell of Amsterdam … and it’s not just cannabis, say odour mappers
The Debrief: Cheap things to do this weekend November 14 + 15