Loughborough University to host Humanities in the 21st Century event

Loughborough University is excited to host an all-day research event in which our academics will be joined by Professor Edward Harcourt, the UKRI Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Director of Research, Strategy, and Innovation to discuss Humanities in the 21st Century and to explore links between humanities and other fields.

The event will be held on Friday 19th November, 10:00-17:00, and will take place at Loughborough University in the Herbert Manzoni Building, room K105

The purpose of the event is to highlight how the humanities connect to other fields of enquiry and will include interdisciplinary research and feature guest speakers from a wide range of Schools and divisions.

The event will focus on the following themes:

  • Humanities, Design, and the Arts
  • Humanities, Society, and the Environment
  • Humanities, Health, and Wellbeing
  • Humanities Futures
  • Humanities, Science, and Technology

The co-organisers of the event; Kathryn Brown, Barbara Cooke, and Marcus Collins, have extended the invitation beyond Loughborough University and encourage public attendance either in-person or online.

Marcus Collins, Reader in Contemporary History from the International Relations, History and Politics division explains more about the event:

“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 based in four Schools at Loughborough who study topics ranging from lobotomies to architecture to childcare. It 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.”

The event is free to attend with no registration required. Just join us in person or online here