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Great amounts of time and money are invested in doing original research studies in the arts,
humanities and social sciences, but at the end of the process, projects still often produce
academic journal articles for a small elite audience, accompanied perhaps by an information
website and a specialist conference.

A growing number of researchers are recognising that this may be a disappointing end for
their original work. The impact agenda, supported by the government and research
councils, is also raising awareness that researchers should be becoming more adventurous
with their dissemination activities and public engagement.
In order to engage and inform the interested public and relevant organizations about their
research, some researchers are making use of online videos and blogs, innovative workshops
and performances, and other accessible materials.



Public Engagement for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Researchers will be a symposium featuring:


  • Inspiring examples of work that has exchanged research findings and ideas with interested parties in non-traditional ways, especially those using Web 2.0 and digital
technologies;

  • Informed discussion about how to take advantage of the potential of the internet for
research dissemination and dialogue;

  • First-hand stories from practitioners about what worked and what didn't.

Further information: www.connectionfactory.org.uk/events/public-engagement-for-arts


Registration at: publicengagement.eventbrite.com
Queries: Anna Piela, [email protected]