A short film revisiting the 2014 Being Human Festival of the Humanities has been released. The film features researchers from two AHRC Science in Culture Theme Large Grants ‘Rethinking the Senses: Uniting the Philosophy and Neuroscience of Perception’ and ‘Cultural and Scientific Perceptions of Human Chicken Interactions’.

As part of the Festival, Rethinking the Senses organized a day of experiments and live demonstrations at the Science Museum Dana Centre to explore the way that the senses work together (footage from 1.27) while the Cultural and Scientific Perceptions of Human Chicken Interactions team invited the public to join them at Vindolanda, Roman Museum to find out more about the origins and domestication of chickens (footage from 3.29).

Being Human is the UK’s only national festival dedicated to demonstrating the breadth, diversity and vitality of the humanities. During the inaugural festival in 2014 over 60 universities and cultural organisations organised over 160 free events sharing the best and most challenging thinking in the humanities with audiences across the country. Events included hackathons, wiki-edits, pop-up talks in pubs and cafes, fashion shows, art installations, exhibitions and more.

This short film revisits 2014 Being Human Festival events giving insights into innovative research taking place across the humanities and the UK.
Researchers and the public will again be invited to take part in the Being Human festival in 2015. Further information is available on the Being Human Festival website.