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HUM Symposium: Are You Engaged? – Audience Engagement

On the 16th of March, the UU Faculty of Humanities held a symposium on public engagement. We addressed questions about the benefits of public engagement, stakeholder relationship management and partner involvement, and also tried to define what public engagement exactly means. Besides interviews with great speakers and guests, there was plenty of room for input from the audience as well.

The event was organized by: 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). You can find the program and a full list of speakers and their subjects below. Are you curious about the discussions we had? Join us in the second episode of ‘Are You Engaged’!

In the first segment, Lauren Gould and Lisanne van Weelden discussed research partner engagement. In this second video Saskia Stevens (historian and archaeologist) and Wil Kuipers (amateur archaeologist) hold a conversation about the Constructing the Limes project, with a focus on audience engagement and ‘leaving the ivory tower’. How do we engage with our audiences, and which audiences do we engage with?

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