Academia, Scholarly Societies and Engaged Publics. A panel from the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Chair: Matthew Grenby, Newcastle University

Speakers:

Dr Emrys Jones, King’s College London – High Culture, Popular Culture and the Role of the ‘Critick’

Dr Melodee Beals, Loughborough University – Digitizing the Public Intellectual

Dr Caroline Warman, Jesus College, Oxford University – ‘The Tolerance project: scholarly societies, students and the engagement of new publics’

Engaging the public with scholarly work is something that usually falls to individual academics or perhaps specific university research groups. This panel explores the role that scholarly societies can play in bridging the gap between academia and the larger public. To begin discussion, our speakers will be presenting on three engagement strategies developed by the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (BSECS), each of which has been remarkably successful.

Thursday 6th July, 12.30