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Being Human Festival

LJMU is excited to be running a series of public engagement events around the theme of “Being Human” in parallel with the conference.

We would like to invite all delegates to take part by contributing activities which showcase their research at the following events:

  • At 4pm on the Saturday afternoon, we will invite the public to join us at the conference venue for an exhibition where delegates can show off their work to the public, as part of our ‘Being Human in the City’ event. This will be followed by a public lecture. We are very fortunate to welcome one of the premier palaeoanthropologists in the world, Professor Chris Stringer, who will regale us with tales of our ancient pre-human ancestors.
  • Then, on Sunday, after the close of the conference, we will be taking over the World Museum for a fun afternoon of family activities (2pm-5pm). Conference delegates will again be able to contribute to this ‘show and tell’ event. We may even have a debate on some hot topics that afternoon – ideas welcome!

Find out more about the Being Human Festival

If delegates are interested in organising an activity, please submit a short ‘abstract’ through the Public Abstract Submission page. We can provide tables and poster boards (which must be requested in advance on the abstract submission page): the rest is up to you! So please bring along props, exhibits or whatever you think will help you to communicate your research in a fun and engaging way.

Additional activities organised by LJMU as part of this initiative include Science and Art activities for school groups on the Friday. Saturday’s “Being Human in the City” event will see activities and workshops organised throughout the city, including the public exhibition at the conference venue as well as new and innovative exhibitions incorporating research groups from Anthropology with Arts, Drama, Biology, English, Psychology, and Sports Sciences in partnership with local Liverpool museums.

We hope that delegates will contribute to these public events or attend them with friends and family. To find out more on how to contribute, please check out the Public Abstracts Submission page

More details of the programme will be posted here during summer 2017.

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