Heroes and monsters: extra-ordinary tales of learning and teaching in the arts and humanities (HEAmonsters)

Organization: Higher Education Academy

Venue: The Lowry

Location: Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Jun 02, 2014 / 12:00 pm - (GMT) End Date/Time: Jun 04, 2014 / 4:00 pm - (GMT)
Registration Date: May 25, 2014 Time: 17:00:00(GMT)
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 06, 2014 Time: 12:00:00(GMT)
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About the conference

Monsters dwell in the hinterlands of the known world, symbolic expressions of cultural unease. Inhabitants of an imagined realm adjunct to the everyday, monsters offer powerful tropes and tools for learning and teaching in the arts and humanities.

Our 3rd annual arts and humanities conference invites you to explore the everyday business of learning and teaching through metaphor and narrative, and so transfigure the ‘taken-for-grantedness’ of academic practice into fantastic tales of the unexpected.

This conference asks how monsters can unnerve and innervate those working in arts and humanities higher education today. We consider how monstrous pedagogies can disrupt the realities and habits of higher education in the arts and humanities, and articulate different ways of being for learners and teachers in the disciplines.

Call for papers

We are calling for contributions which engage with the conference theme.Options for contributions include:

  • pre-conference workshop
  • paper
  • debate
  • workshop
  • PechaKucha
  • poster

Who should attend

Anyone who is engaged with supporting learning and teaching the Arts and Humanities in higher education. This includes but is not limited to higher education teaching staff, Programme Leaders and Faculty Deans, archivists, librarians, technicians. learning technologists, academic developers.

Arts and Humanities disciplines include:

Archaeology, Classics, Area Studies, Art and Design, Cinematics and Photography, Dance, Drama and Music, Digital Humanities, English, History, Journalism, Languages, Linguistics, Media and Communications, Philosophical and Religious Studies.

We particularly welcome early career lecturers, and Graduate Teaching Assistants.


The Lowry
Pier 8
United Kingdom


Higher Education Academy
Innovation Way
YO10 5BR
United Kingdom

Exhibits included

Details of sponsorship and exhibitor packages will be available soon.

If you would like to discuss opportunities for sponsorship please call Demelza Triffitt on 01904 717500 or email .