Critical engagements with engagement

We’re delighted to announce that the next occursus symposium – Critical Engagements with Engagement – will take place at Bloc (71 Eyre Lane, Sheffield, S1 4RB), 10am-4pm, Friday July 26th.

Speakers include:

Professor Vanessa Toulmin – Director of National Fairground Archive, Head of Cultural Engagement at the University of Sheffield

Dr Paul Allender – teaches in the Department of Education at the University of Sheffield; Visual Artist, Performer & Director

Emma Cocker – Writer, Artist, and Senior Lecturer of Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University

Dr Eugenia Cheng – Senior Lecturer in the School of Mathematics & Statistics at the University of Sheffield & Chair of Schools Liaison

Vicky Ward – Director of Stories from the Street, Sheffield

Dr Peter Watt – Lecturer in Hispanic Studies at the University of Sheffield

Dr Katie Edwards – Lecturer in The Bible in Contemporary Culture and Society at the University of Sheffield and Public Engagement Ambassador for the NCCPE (National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement)

Dr Gary Rivett – Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Department of History at the University of Sheffield, and partner in academic-activist collaboration, Stories of Activism in Sheffield

Laura King completed her PhD at the University of Sheffield in 2011 and is now a Research Fellow at the University of Leeds. As well as researching the history of fatherhood, she works on Arts Engaged, which aims to develop innovative partnerships between universities and those beyond the campus. You can find her on twitter @DrLauraKing.

Greg Oldfield – Head of Public Engagement with Research at the University of Sheffield

Kate Genever and Steve Pool – artists and founders of The Poly-Technic, established in 2012 and aiming to provide a melting pot for ideas and explore how knowledge can be found in places and people as well as books and the internet. The ambition is to bring people together and further thinking around the intersection between art, places and research.

Matt Cheeseman – Curator and Research Fellow at the School of English, University of Sheffield. Matt convenes the Student Experience Network for the Society of Research into Higher Education.

Liz Hainsworth – Artist and graduate of St Martin’s; board member of STEAM

Titles of papers and programme to be announced shortly.

There will be a free lunch for all participants.

To reserve a free place, please use our eventbrite registration form

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