The Future of the Humanities

Location: Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK

Info from their registration page:

We are delighted to invite you to take part in The Future of the Humanities, a free one day event organised by the Centre for Culture & the Arts at Leeds Beckett University in collaboration with Palgrave Macmillan and The Tetley.

The aim of the event is to celebrate the value of the humanities and show how important humanities research is to our economy, society and culture. 


Draft schedule for the day


9.30 Registration

10 – 10.45 Intro and Keynote One Professor Eleonora Belfiore, Loughborough University


Panel One – How are Equality and Diversity Represented in the Humanities?

Centre for Culture & the Arts Lead – Dr Lisa Taylor

Speakers: Ian Strange, Professor of Spatial Planning, ‘Pride of Place’

Dr Rob Burroughs, Senior Lecturer in Victorian Literature, ‘Lost Voices from King Leopold’s Congo’

Dr Dan Kilvington, Senior Lecturer in Media, ‘From the Stands to Social Media: The Migration of Racism in Football’

Dr Alan Carling, University of Bradford, 'The Social Equality of Religion or Belief: A New View of Religion's place in Society' 

Panel Two – What does Open Access to Research Mean for the Humanities?

Centre for Culture & the Arts Lead – Dr Katy Shaw

Speakers: Martin Eve, Professor of Literature, Technology and Publishing, Birkbeck, University of London

Gino D’Oca, Managing Editor—Palgrave Communications

12.15-1.15 Lunch and private tours of the gallery – Leeds Beckett gallery exhibition: ‘No Quiet Place’

1.15-2.00 Keynote Two – Professor Sarah Churchwell, School of Advanced Study, University of London

2.00 – 3.30

Panel Three – What is Impact in the Humanities?

Centre for Culture & the Arts Lead – Dr Henry Irving

Speakers: Briony Bond – Creative Director, Tetley;

Dr Adrian Bingham, Reader in Modern History, University of Sheffield;

Dr Rob Lawlor, Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Ethics, University of Leeds

Panel Four – What are the Economic Humanities?

Centre for Culture & the Arts Lead – Dr Andrew Lawson

Speakers – Professor Bridget Bennett, University of Leeds;

Dr Simon Middleton, Senior Lecturer in History, University of Sheffield.

3.30 – 4.00 tea break

4.00 – 5.30

Panel Five – Creative Writing Workshop

Centre for Culture & the Arts Lead – Dr Rachel Connor

Panel Six – What are the Digital Humanities?

Centre for Culture & the Arts Lead – Dr Heather Shore

Speakers: Mike Pidd, Digital Director of HRI Digital at the Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield;

Dr Helen Rogers, Reader in Nineteenth Century Studies, LJMU

5.30-6.15 Keynote Three Professor Donald Drakeman

6.15pm Please join us for a drinks reception after the event followed by private tours of the gallery – Leeds Beckett gallery exhibition: ‘No Quiet Place’

  • WHEN
  • Monday, 4 July 2016 from 09:30 to 19:15 (BST) - Add to Calendar
  • The Tetley - Hunslet Road, Leeds, LS10 1JQ, United Kingdom - View Map