How can government make better use of expertise and evidence from the humanities?
REGISTRATION HAS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT
Venue: Murray Edwards College and Churchill College, Cambridge
Date: 14 April 2015 (10 am – 7:15 pm + drinks)
This year our conference will explore opportunities for improving the way government accesses, assesses and makes use of expertise from the humanities, and offer examples of the significant contribution these disciplines have made to public policy.
The study of the humanities can provide context, meaning and narrative to many of the cultural considerations that frame policy making. For example, the humanities offer insight into the motivations for human actions, political communication, and the politics of well-being, which contribute to a society based on a culture of democratic argument. This conference will both address the opportunities and also consider practical steps that can be taken to help increase the day-to-day interaction between research in the humanities and the work of government.
Panel discussion topics include:
- The multiple dimensions of climate change
- Understanding the financial future with lessons from the past
- Art and memory: conflict and conflict resolution
- The role of evidence and analysis in effective policy making
There will also be a poster session and competition during lunch, where early-career researchers will have an opportunity to present their work.
Who should attend?
This conference has been designed for an audience of policy makers, academics, business leaders and early-career researchers who have an interest in the relationship between the humanities and policy.
Cost of attending
The cost of attending is £50 with a reduced rate for researchers and students:
- Standard cost - £50
- Academics - £25
- Students and postdocs - £10
How to register
To register for this event and to pay online, please click here (you will be taken to the University of Cambridge online store).
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Sponsors and partners
Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge
Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge
former MP for Norwich South
Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge
University of California, Berkeley
Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL)
Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO)
The Royal Society
Imperial War Museum
Department for Transport (DfT)
University College London (UCL)
Royal Drawing School
History & Policy
Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
Raspberry Pi Foundation
Churchill College Cambridge
Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge
University of Sheffield, Faculty of Social Sciences
Policy Leaders Fellowship
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Understanding the financial future with lessons from the past
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