Posted on 17 June 2016
Organised by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Commons, this first ever national event will see hundreds of experts from across the UK gather to exchange and discuss ideas to celebrate the value of the arts and humanities and their impact on the world.
Running from 9.30am to 6pm at the University’s Ron Cooke Hub, ‘Common Ground’ will feature exhibits, presentations, workshops, performances, debates and cinema screenings.
Anyone engaged in, or wanting to engage with, arts and humanities projects, from universities and cultural sectors, to businesses and community groups, can come along to this free day.
Professor Richard Clay, AHRC Commons Fellow, said: “This event promises to be a wonderful celebration of the AHRC Commons community, an opportunity to share knowledge and expertise, to establish new networks and projects, to be inspired, and to further develop the case for the importance of arts and humanities research.”
Dr Damian Murphy, University of York Research Champion for Creativity and host of the event, said: “We are delighted to invite the arts and humanities community to the University of York for this first national gathering of the AHRC Commons. Whether you want to be intellectually provoked or to provoke, to offer training or to benefit from it, to celebrate a project, a product, a way of working or to develop a new one, the day has something for everyone.”
The day’s programme runs from 10.00am, with registration open from 9.30am.
More information on how to register for the event, which is free to attend, is available via www.ahrccommons.org. You’ll be able to follow the discussion and debate on the day via Twitter by using the hashtag #AHRCcommons.