Illuminating the past – Enhancing the present – Inspiring the future

Being Human – a festival of humanities

Being Human is a national forum for public engagement with humanities research. The festival highlights the ways in which the humanities can inspire and enrich our everyday lives, help us to understand ourselves, our relationships with others, and the challenges we face in a changing world. It is led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy. This year’s festival is taking place nationally 17–25 November 2016 and we are pleased to act as hosts for a workshop, organised by the University of Kent.

Hopes and fears of archaeology: poetry and artefacts workshop
Friday 18th November 6-8 pm
Being Human
This event combines writing with archaeology. Join us for a poetry workshop where you can get your hands dirty. Led by Dan Simpson, it is a chance to gain hands-on experience of artefacts found in your city and region and discover what happens to them after they have been excavated. It will also explore what archaeologists hope to find as well as their fears about the destruction of the past.

Free admission. No booking required.

Part of the University of Kent’s series ‘ All roads lead to poems/All odes lead to Rome ‘.
Event enquires: r.laurence@kent.ac.uk
Led by: University of Kent



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