AHRC Being Human Festival 2021: Renewal

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Public lecture/debate/seminar


"Who wants to be a data share(r)?"

This event is in a game format based on ‘Who Wants to Be A Millionaire.’ The content of the quiz will focus on period tracking apps and data sharing issues. Participants will be able to play and/or watch other people play the game and researchers will offer insights into some of the issues which arise. This will explore Andrea Ford's research around women's experiences of using period tracking apps, and Giulia De Togni's research around technology's relationship with healthcare and other research about feminism, technology and health. The intended audience include: users of period tracking apps; people interested in technology and how it may help or hinder our health; women’s groups. Participants will have the chance to share their experiences of using period tracking apps, if they do so. They will also learn about how technologies like these are changing the healthcare environment and will be given resources to play the game again with their families/colleagues/networks.

Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/who-wants-to-be-a-data-sharer-tickets-173532198477

About the festival:

Being Human is the UK’s only national festival of the humanities. A celebration of humanities research through public engagement, it is led by the School of Advanced Study(Opens in new window) at the University of London, the UK’s national centre for the pursuit, support and promotion of research in the humanities. The festival works in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council(Opens in new window) and the British Academy(Opens in new window) to support humanities public engagement across the UK.

Every year Being Human helps researchers in the humanities – from literature and history, languages and philosophy, art history and classics, and more – produce enjoyable events for public audiences that emphasise working with local communities to share ideas for mutual benefit.

The festival aims to:

- demonstrate the value and relevance of humanities research to society in the UK and globally;
- encourage, support and create opportunities for researchers to engage with non-specialist audiences;
- embed and join together public engagement activities in the humanities across the higher education (HE) sector.

Since 2017, the festival has worked with international partnerships – with activities to date taking place in locations including Melbourne, Singapore, Paris, Rome, and Princeton, New Jersey.
Period12 Nov 2021
Event typeOther
LocationEdinburgh, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Data
  • AI
  • Surveillance Capitalism
  • Privacy
  • Period tracking
  • Apps
  • STS
  • Health technologies
  • Games
  • Public Engagement