HUM Symposium: Are You Engaged? Public engagement event by humanities scholars for UU

Date and Time
Date(s) - 16/03/2022
13:00 - 17:00
Castellum Hoge Woerd, Hoge Woerdplein 1, Utrecht

Will you join us on March 16, 2022 at our Are You Engaged? event in Castellum Hoge Woerd? During the afternoon, the Faculty of Humanities will take over the Roman fort. It promises to be an afternoon full of great stories and exchange of knowledge and ideas about public engagement. All are welcome, researchers, support and administrative staff. Colleagues from other faculties or services are also invited to join our event.

Be inspired by practical examples

We dive into the world of public engagement, what is it exactly? Why should you do it and what are the benefits? How can you develop a vague plan into a concrete project and how do you involve possible partners and your target group? And, are you looking for a one-night stand or do you want to work on a lasting relationship with your audience and partners? All these kinds of questions will be addressed.


During the afternoon we want to engage with our audience, so there will be plenty of room for meetings, conversations and exchanges of experiences. We will have interviews with a range of speakers and guests: Lauren Gould and partner from Pax, Lisanne van Weelden, Saskia Stevens and partner, Joel Anderson, Madelijn Strick, Sanne Frequin and Mirko Schaefer. There will be an information market on public engagement as well. You can find the full programma in PDF here .

The official language during the afternoon will, with one exception, be English.

Project team

Lauren Gould and Saskia Stevens (public engagement fellows), Marijn Struiksma (faculty open science ambassador), Femke Niehof (science communication advisor), Stephanie Helfferich, Erwin Maas (public engagement team UU), Martine Paulissen (coordination)

Castellum Hoge Woerd

Castellum Hoge Woerd is a modern reconstruction of a 2000-year-old Roman fort. Today the Castellum is the place where culture, nature and history come together in a unique way. During the afternoon, we provide a distance of 1.5 metres between the visitors. The theatre hall is only accessible with a valid Corona admission ticket (QR on paper or via the CoronaCheck app) in combination with proof of identity. It is mandatory to wear a face mask when walking through the building. Once in your seat, you may remove your mask.


You can register here. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

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