Updated Programme

Public Engagement for Postgraduates
in the Arts and Humanities

19 June 2013 | Birley Room, Hatfield College, Durham University

12.00 Lunch in Birley Room
12.30 Introductions

12.40 Keynote speech by Kate Hudson (Engagement Manager, Newcastle University, and formerly Senior Project Manager, Beacon NE):
‘Public Engagement: Revisiting the Past or a Glimpse of the Future?’

13.15 1. Public Lectures and Courses (chaired by Lindsay Varner)
Kaja Marczewska: Late Summer Lectures
Ben Pope: Community course ‘An Introduction to the Middle Ages’
Zoe Cormack: ‘Disappearing Heritage of Sudan’ exhibition and public lectures

14.00 2. Outreach, Impact and the Place of Public Engagement in Higher Education
(chaired by Zoe Cormack)
Professor Richard Davies (Dean of Knowledge Exchange and Impact)
Nick Johnston and Lindsay Varner: Access, outreach, and the summer schools
Dr Adam Cathcart: Online engagement and researchers’ careers

14.45 Coffee break

15.15 3. Community-Based Research (chaired by Ben Pope)
Jayne Sellick: Engaging with Communities: Reflections on arts- and performance-based collaborative training
Amelia-Roisin Seifert: Alcohol Research UK and research with the Nez Perce Indians
George Stevenson: Beamish museum and public history

16.00 4. Harnessing New and Old Media (chaired by Dr Adam Cathcart)
Dr Alistair Brown: Research in English at Durham (READ) blog
Will Viney: Pod Academy and Centre for Medical Humanities blog
Philippa Haughton: Symeon magazine and public engagement in alumni relations

16.45 Concluding discussion

17.15 Workshop close

Please note that Professor Richard Davies will be speaking in place of Professor Jo Fox, and the session on ‘Impact and the place of Public Engagment in Higher Education’ has been moved to 2pm

Programme

Public Engagement for Postgraduates
in the Arts and Humanities

Birley Room, Hatfield College, Durham University
19 June 2013

12.00 Lunch in Birley Room

12.30 Introductions

12.40 Keynote speech by Kate Hudson (Engagement Manager, Newcastle University, and formerly Senior Project Manager, Beacon NE):
‘Public Engagement: Revisiting the Past or a Glimpse of the Future?’

13.15 1. Public Lectures and Courses (chaired by Lindsay Varner)
Kaja Marczewska: Late Summer Lectures
Ben Pope: Community course ‘An Introduction to the Middle Ages’
Zoe Cormack: ‘Disappearing Heritage of Sudan’ exhibition and public lectures

14.00 2. Harnessing New and Old Media (chaired by Dr Adam Cathcart)
Dr Alistair Brown: Research in English at Durham (READ) blog
Dr Will Viney: Pod Academy and Centre for Medical Humanities blog
Philippa Haughton: Symeon magazine and public engagement in alumni relations

14.45 Coffee break

15.15 3. Community-Based Research (chaired by Ben Pope)
Jayne Sellick: Engaging with Communities: Reflections on arts- and performance-based collaborative training
Amelia-Roisin Seifert: Alcohol Research UK and research with the Nez Perce Indians
George Stevenson: Beamish museum and public history

16.00 4. Outreach, Impact and the Place of Public Engagement in Higher Education
(chaired by Zoe Cormack)
Professor Jo Fox: ‘Impact’ and public engagement
Nick Johnston and Lindsay Varner: Access, outreach, and the Durham summer schools
Dr Adam Cathcart: Online engagement and researchers’ careers

16.45 Concluding discussion

17.15 Workshop close

Call for Participants

Public Engagement in the Arts and Humanities

Birley Room, Hatfield College, Durham University

19th June 2013 12:00-17:30

Post-graduates and early career researchers in the arts and humanities are invited to attend a forthcoming workshop on public engagement.

This workshop will explore a wide range of possibilities for arts and humanities postgraduates and early career researchers in the field of public engagement, broadly defined to encompass research dissemination, the active discussion of research outcomes with a non-academic public and the direct involvement of a non-academic public in the research process itself.
Alongside sharing practical experience we will consider wider questions of public engagement work. What can and cannot be achieved through different engagement strategies? What are the ethical issues in participatory research outside of the university? What do we understand to be the purpose of public engagement and what is its place in the careers of researchers? Is more public engagement always desirable? How can we fully integrate a discourse between academics and various publics into both academic and public life?

This workshop brings together participants from Durham, Belfast and Newcastle Universities to share experiences and create a forum to debate the challenges and opportunities of public engagement.

This event will be of interest to post-graduates currently involved, or thinking of getting involved with, public engagement work.  Participation is open to all but spaces are limited. Please email Zoe Cormack z.t.cormack@durham.ac.uk or Ben Pope b.j.pope@durham.ac.uk  to register interest or for further information. If you are involved in a public engagement project and would like to take part in a panel, please let us know by email. A full programme will be available shortly.