Take part in the Festival of Social Science

Posted on: 8 May 2024 by Nick Jones in 2024 Posts

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Festival of Social Sciences

University of Liverpool colleagues are invited to submit their ideas for events to take place as part of the Festival of Social Science, which runs from 19 October to 9 November, 2024.

As part of the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) Impact Acceleration Award (IAA), the University of Liverpool is participating in the UK-wide Festival of Social Science (FoSS) to engage and connect the public with social, economic and behavioural science research through a series of events from 19 October – 9 November, 2024.

The University’s FoSS Planning Team would like to hear from anyone that has an idea to run their own event or activity. They can be based on any topic relating to the economic and social science remit but the Festival particularly welcomes proposals that fit this year’s festival theme ‘Our Digital Lives’.

Proposals around this theme can focus on any aspect of the relationship between humans and digital technology. This could include (but is not limited to):

  • Specific opportunities, benefits or threats to society, particular groups, or individuals from digital technologies and how we can take advantage of or tackle these.
  • Teaching and developing digital skills for different groups and at different stages of life (for example in school, in the workplace, for older people)
  • What life might look like in the future as a result of technological developments and how we feel about this.

The same opportunity will be available in 2025, 2026 and 2027. Expressions of interest for multi-year event/projects or plans for future years are also welcome.

All details and documents may be found on the UoL festival webpage

Please return completed Expressions of Interest to Stephanie Hayton via shayton@liverpool.ac.uk by 5pm Monday 10th June.

For those interested in proposing an event please book to attend a Public Engagement Clinic session with Dr Stephanie Hayton, University Public Engagement Officer. You can find more information and contacts details here.

Keywords: Events.