Outreach and engagement events Outreach and engagement events

Outreach Projects

Norfolk Black History Month

In October 2012 we co-sponsored an exhibition as well as a series of lectures and cafes as part of the Norfolk Black History Month. Our Containing Multitudes Exhibition is featured on pages 44-49 of the programme. View the Norfolk Black History Month programme online.

Ecopoetry in Schools

Ecopoetry in Schools was an outreach programme initiated in 2011 by Literature and American Studies staff at the University of East Anglia, and supported by CUE East, the Norfolk Wildlife Trust and Norfolk County Council.
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What America Means to Me

'What America Means To Me' was part of a pilot-project where Dr Wendy McMahon, Lecturer in American Studies and two PhD students, Catherine Barter and Lucien Giordano, went into three local schools and work-shopped the place of the USA in the lives of the children as well as its history and diverse culture.
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Engagement Events

Containing Multitudes

Location: Millennium Library and Fusion, The Forum, Norwich
Date: 1 Oct 2012  – 14 Oct 2012
Organiser: American Studies
Ticket Price: Free
Contact: Becky Fraser

A public exhibition and series of lectures and cafe conversations hosted at the Forum, Norwich during October 2012.

A public exhibition presented the Sarah Hicks Williams letters, a northerner in the slaveholding South during the mid-nineteenth century.

There was also a related series of free public lectures hosted at Fusion and the Millennium Library, and cafe conversations, which took place in Cafe Bar Marzano at the Forum, reflecting on Black History in the African Diaspora.

Go to: theforumnorwich.co.uk/events/black-history-month for further details. 

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Material kindly on loan from the Sarah Hicks Williams Papers, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Community University Engagement

UEA has a small dedicated Community University Engagement team who are on hand to advise staff and students about different aspects of their engagement activity including ideas, planning, evaluation and impact.  Financial and practical assistance is also available via a Small Expenses Fund and the loan of equipment such as audio recorders.  You can find more information and case studies on the Community University Engagement website