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Upcoming event to showcase humanities research at Loughborough University

At an important juncture in the University’s development, with the onset of a new REF cycle and new University Strategy and the arrival of a new Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Social Sciences and Humanities, colleagues from the School of Social Sciences and Humanities are delighted to host an all-day event that showcases innovative humanities research at Loughborough.

Humanities in the 21st Century takes place on Friday 19 November both in-person and online. The event - organised by Dr Kathryn Brown, Dr Barbara Cooke and Dr Marcus Collins - comprises panels that explore multidisciplinary themes, including connections between humanities and research in design, wellbeing, media, the environment, science and technology.

Researchers based in different Schools at Loughborough University will present recent projects, with the purpose of showing how the fundamental importance and vibrancy of the humanities enriches a variety of other research fields. The event is an opportunity to open cross-disciplinary conversations and to explore ideas for developing humanities research within the University. There are plans to organise more events about humanities research that will look beyond the work taking place at Loughborough and connect to important national initiatives.

Although the event is primarily aimed at Loughborough staff, anyone is welcome to join. No registration is required, attendees can simply join on the day online or in Room K105 in the Herbert Manzoni Building. The event is scheduled to take place from 10am–4.45pm.

Reader in Contemporary History Dr Marcus Collins commented: “Humanities at Loughborough represent much more than a subsection of one School. Everything has a history, and everyone shapes and is shaped by the culture they inhabit. This event showcases the expertise of three dozen academics drawn from different disciplinary areas who study topics ranging from lobotomies to architecture to childcare.

"The event is an ideal opportunity for staff to find out about each other’s research, to build new networks and to hear about developments across the sector from the AHRC’s Director of Research, Strategy and Innovation."