History, Policy and Public Debate
The event aims to explore the importance of research on the past to contemporary public policy and debate. It is organised as part of the University’s 'Culture' theme, and is motivated in part by the desire to foster greater dialogue over the past between the humanities and the social sciences within the University.
Most of the time will be devoted to groups discussions, which will explore opportunities for using historical research (broadly conceived) to inform policy and public debate. In addition, there will be a panel outlining previous and ongoing research projects which are designed to impact on public policy at various levels. Barry Godfrey, Professor of Social Justice at the University of Liverpool, will deliver a keynote talk on the event theme.
Leeds Humanities Research Institute
University of Leeds
The LHRI is based at 29-31 Clarendon Place, no. 25 on campus map: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/campusmap