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Wed 20 May 2020
10:00 - 12:30

Venue: 17 Mill Lane, Seminar Room B

Provided by: Researcher Development Programme (RDP)

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Publishing and communicating as a public intellectual (Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)

Wed 20 May 2020


What does it mean to be a public intellectual today? To convey ideas to diverse audiences requires skills in written and other forms of communication.

We will be looking at how reaching ‘outside’ audiences is more than a question or terminology of style; we need to understand their fundamental values, premises and interests concerning knowledge and information. This is crucial for research exchange and impact, but also has practical implications for managing your career within academia and beyond.

Target audience

PhD Students in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available here.


Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Wed 20 May   10:00 - 12:30 10:00 - 12:30 17 Mill Lane, Seminar Room B map Dr C.A. Gilliam
  • Appreciate and comprehend key differences in expectation between academic and public audiences
  • Understand and learn techniques for effectively communicating the same message/research to different audiences
  • Stimulate discussion and debate concerning the role of the academic today, and the relation this bears to the notion of a ‘public intellectual’
  • Reflect on and challenge presuppositions concerning the role of academia and higher education
  • Learn and consider both orthodox and unorthodox uses of traditional and social media for the purposes of communication and dissemination of knowledge and ideas

Participative workshop, comprising information-giving and activities.


One 2.5 hour session

There will not be a scheduled break in this session, so you are encouraged to go to the Whale Café on your way in and pick up a drink. If you show your University card, you will get a small discount!


This course is scheduled to run once per term.

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