Engaging with people beyond the academic world is an essential part of the Arts & Humanities Faculty at UEA: communicating with the public is at the heart of all the research we undertake, and we are proud to be an active part of cultural events in Norwich, East Anglia, the UK, Europe and the world.

We want our research to be part of an ongoing discussion with the public and with policy-makers: our academics contribute to global media publications, offer public lectures, contribute to exhibitions and festivals, run focus groups, organise public seminar or debate groups , add their expertise to museum education, and offer expert advice to industrial or government panels.

Below are six examples of recent engagement activities from faculty colleagues that represent some of the work we do:

  • Exploring the industry and creativity behind video games with the Norwich Gaming Festival
  • Working with the international Day of the Girl group to offer Norfolk-focused events to promote and explore contemporary girlhood
  • Engaging with local and national political debates through the influential Eastminster blog site
  • Visualising the past through a unique collaboration of history, computer science, and cultural heritage sites such as Norwich Castle and Leeds Castle
  • Leading a UK-wide organisation to help community film groups attract new audiences and expand rural cinema screenings via the Community Screen Forum
  • Working with The Writer’s Centre Norwich to run the annual crime writing festival, Noirwich


If you would like more information our engagement opportunities, or would like to talk to someone about becoming involved in our engagement work, please contact the Arts & Humanities Associate Dean for Innovation, Dr Keith M. Johnston: