Call for Researchers for “Oceans and Islands” Late Night at the Museum of Natural History




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Calling all Humanities researchers! Does your research focus on oceans or islands, do you engage with maritime stories, or deal with myths and legends of island nations? If your work in any way speaks to the theme of oceans or islands, we warmly invite you to be part of the next Late Night at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, on 17 May 2019.

Held in partnership with the Pitt Rivers Museum, Late Night evenings present opportunities for members of the public to enjoy a blend of research and collections-focused discussions and activities whilst letting their hair down with music and dancing in the museum. Come along and engage with and inspire this ready-made audience whilst receiving public feedback on your research.

Researchers from all Humanities disciplines who can engage with the theme of ‘Oceans and Islands’ are encouraged to get involved. This would make a great first Public Engagement with Research (PER) experience for early career researchers. Any area and all forms of engagement are welcomed. So, if you have an idea for hosting a stall with an activity, or fancy some research-based speed dating with members of the public, if you want to give a flash talk on a related topic, or have an interesting way to combine your research and the museum’s collections, please do get in touch with the Late Night’s team to discuss being part of this exciting engagement opportunity.  

If you are interested, please contact Laura at