PeopleFest: Public Anthropology Festival 2024
The ASA is delighted to invite contributions to its first anthropology festival to be held in Manchester 5-7 April 2024. The festival is designed to celebrate anthropology and bring new audiences to our work, and is one of a number of new initiatives to encourage more people to be curious about our work, and to appreciate what social anthropology can bring to the world. Alongside the festival, we will hold the annual Firth Lecture, and we encourage ASA networks to bring their annual meetings to Manchester as well.
We are thrilled that the new festival will be inaugurated along with a celebration of the 75th anniversary of the department at the University of Manchester, and we look forward to welcoming ASA members and others to the events
Read the call for contributions below, and please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the organisers if you would like to discuss any ideas prior to making a proposal.
We are calling for participants who would like to produce an event within the festival. Do you have an idea for a creative event to engage a public audience and raise awareness of the amazing things that anthropologists do? This could be:
- A performance
- An exhibition
- A film screening and Q&A
- An interview
- A workshop
- A book talk
- Something hands-on!
To apply, please complete the files linked below and send all listed files to secretary(at)theasa.org by September 15th, 2023.
- Application form
- Proposed budget (we understand this will be preliminary, so don’t worry if you can’t fill out every section at this initial round).
- Project lead’s resume or CV
A panel will be convened to consider applications, and will evaluate them according to quality, feasibility, and the likely availability of a suitable venue.
Decisions will be made by October 2023.