Educating Character Through the Arts 31st July 2018 Jubilee Centre Conferences

On 19-21 July 2018, the Jubilee Centre hosted the 'Educating Character Through the Arts' conference on campus at the University of Birmingham. The conference, supported by grants from the Centre, the Mind Association and the British Society of Aesthetics, brought together delegates from across disciplines to debate the role of the arts broadly, and literature, poetry, music, video games and film specifically, in the education of good character. Key note presentations were given by Profs. Noel Carroll, Matthew Kieran and James O. Young and Dr. Karen Bohlin, and there were over 40 seminar presentations from delegates representing 15 different countries. The conference gave experienced academics and PGR students alike the opportunity to discuss new research with regards to character education from perspectives of philosophy, psychology, sociology, music and literary studies. As well as welcome new faces to the Jubilee Centre, the conference included presentations from Centre Research Fellow Dr. Liz Gulliford, Director of Strategy and Integration and PhD candidate Aidan Thompson, and former Research Administrator Richard Hughes. The full programme is available below and the conference abstracts are available on the conference page of the Jubilee Centre website.

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