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.
Researchers’ Public Engagement Network – Spring Event
Thursday 14 February, 12.00 -14.00
Room 102, Clore Management Centre
Take away practical advice about applying for public engagement funding. Discuss what funders are looking for and share your experiences with colleagues.
Monday 17th September 2018
Birkbeck, University of London
This event will bring together Birkbeck researchers with an active interest in participation, involvement and collaboration with communities and publics, within research and knowledge production.
To support this engaged practice, sessions will be focused on sharing experience, networking, and exploring opportunities for funding. Researchers from across the Schools will talk about their projects; discuss their methodologies, challenges, and successes. We will also consider the future support that would be beneficial throughout the engaged research process.
This event is open to all Birkbeck researchers with an interest in dialogue with non-academic groups, throughout the lifespan of their research. The programme will be announced in late-July.
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…