This is the third post in the Public Engagement Awards series. A recent study exploring TB-related stigma in Kolkata, India, concluded that there is a need for more community awareness programs to dispel misconceptions on tuberculosis (TB). In spite of the presence of various awareness campaigns at local and national level in many of the high-TB… Continue Reading Professor Sanjib Bhakta, Ms Sreyashi Basu – Joi Hok!
This is the second post in the Public Engagement Awards series. Layers of London (https://www.layersoflondon.org) is an online digital mapping project which is engaging thousands of people across London and beyond with the history and heritage of the city, creating valuable heritage assets, and facilitating via public engagement and crowdsourcing the creation of significant new digital… Continue Reading Professor Matthew Davies – Layers of London: Mapping the City’s Heritage
This is the first in a series of posts concerning the 2020 Public Engagement Awards winners and highly commended participants. Each week, learn about a new project! Dr Gillian Forrester and her team were doubly recognized for their efforts: they both won and were highly commended for Psyched! and Me, Human, two outstanding projects. Pysched!… Continue Reading Public Engagement Awards: Dr Gillian Forrester – Psyched! and Me, Human
Poetry against Slavery – find out how Matt Martin, PhD researcher in the Department of English and Humanities brought his research to life by engaging the public in performances of African and Caribbean poetry. Find out how he sparked conversations about a topic that can feel intimidating to discuss, but is central to our national history.
Birkbeck scholars and collaborators were recognised for the ways in which they work with the public and non-academic communities to make their research accessible and to include non-academic expertise in their research practice.
In 2018, Mark Panton won a Birkbeck Public Engagement Award in the Phd/Early Career category. Judges applauded his consultative work with affected communities. In this blog post Mark shares some details of his project and his involvement with the Awards.
Are you interested in working with school students or teachers? The diagram below may help unpick different year groups and qualifications. Get in touch with the Public Engagement Team to discuss further.
An undoubted highlight of our activities for me, however, has been the project’s collaboration with the children’s author/illustrator Francesca Sanna. During her time at Birkbeck, Francesca and the group explored how to get children to think about internationalism, migration, violence, and empathy with others – discussing different historical contexts and refugee policies as part of preparations for her book project, Me & My Fear…
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