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Cultural Engagement Fund Showcase, University of Liverpool

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Cultural Engagement Fund Showcase

Co-hosted by the AHRC and the University of Liverpool

Foresight Centre, University of Liverpool, 30th January 2014, 9.30-18.30

The AHRC and the University of Liverpool are delighted to announce this one-day event to showcase, review and learn from the 120 AHRC Cultural Engagement Fund projects that took place throughout the UK during Spring 2013. Drawing on the research findings and knowledge-exchange experiences of the Associates and their partners in the cultural sector, this will be an opportunity to share research and best practice, reflect on the challenges and opportunities for cultural engagement in the UK and form networks for future collaborative work.

Plenary Speakers

Deborah Bull

Director, Cultural Institute, KCL; Member, AHRC Council; former Creative Director, Royal Opera House

Charles Forsdick

James Barrow Professor of French, University of Liverpool; AHRC Theme Leadership Fellow, ‘Translating Cultures’

Dominic Gray

Projects Director, Opera North; AHRC Advisory Board

Mark Llewellyn

Director of Research, AHRC

The showcase event will include reports and posters from Associates as well as panel discussions and four plenary talks. Through this mix of formats, the showcase will inform and enrich the diverse partnerships with the cultural sector being fostered throughout the UK. We encourage not only Associates from the Cultural Engagement projects, but also their cultural partners and senior academics interested in cultural engagement to attend – a call for participation follows below.


Organisers:     Panayiota Vassilopoulou and Daniel Whistler (University of Liverpool)


Adriana Lisboa (Brasil) Book reading at Stanfords Bookshop, Bristol, 23 May 13 at 19.00

Adriana Lisboa (Brazil), Thursday 23rd May 2013.


AdrianaLisboaPosterEsteemed as an important contemporary Brazilian writer, Lisboa, has been awarded the prestigious ‘José Saramago Prize’ for her novel Symphony in White, a ‘Japan Foundation Fellowship’, a Brazilian ‘National Library Fellowship’, and the ‘Newcomer of the Year Award’ from the BraziIian section of the ‘International Board on Books for Young People’. Her other books include Hut of the Fallen Persimmons and Crow-Blue which will be published by Bloomsbury later this year.

Biography Adriana Lisboa was born in Rio de Janeiro. She has published eleven books, including six novels, a collection of short stories and prose poetry, and children’s books. Her work has been published in translation in several countries, including France, United States, Mexico, Italy, Sweden, and Switzerland. In 2007, the Hay Festival/Bogota World Book Capital selected her as one of the thirty-nine highest profile Latin American writers under the age of thirty-nine. She has a BA in Music from the Rio de Janeiro Federal State University (UniRio), an MA in Brazilian Literature and a PhD in Comparative Literature (Rio de Janeiro State University, UERJ). Lisboa has lived in France – where she performed as a jazz singer – and currently resides in the United States.

Listent to the interview here.