“Metamorphic emergence: narrative modelling of species transformations” David Herman (Public Lecture, Durham, 10 November 2014)

Metamorphic emergence: narrative modelling of species transformations David Herman (Durham) 10 November 2014 Room ER140 at 18.00 for 18.15-20.00 The Emergence of Experience, Lecture Series Institute of Advanced Study University of Durham, 2014-2015 Under its profile as an instrument of mind, narrative helps make the flux of experience intelligible and navigable by generating human-scale models Read the full article…

The Experience of Emergence (2014-15 Lectures at the Durham Institute of Advanced Study)

‘The Experience of Emergence’ Workshops and Podium Discussions at the Durham Institute of Advanced Study Lectures take place in Elvet Riverside, Room ER140 at 18.00 for 18.15-20.00 10 November 2014 David Herman (Durham) Metamorphic emergence: narrative modelling of species transformations 15 December 2014 Graham Harman (Cairo) The flat ontology of emergence 19 January 2015 Bernard Read the full article…

This House Believes that there is Nothing New Under the Sun (IAS Debate, Durham, 12 October 2014)

The IAS Debate: This House Believes that there is Nothing New Under the Sun Sunday 12th October 12.30pm, Durham Town Hall, Market Place, Durham Can truly new ideas and practices emerge? Or does history simply repeat itself in different forms? Are the evolutionary and physical processes we observe just the logical outcome of development and Read the full article…

Mike White – All Aglow from the Lantern Parade Conversation

Mike White, Senior Research Fellow in Arts in Health at the Centre for Medical Humanities and St. Chad’s College, Durham, writes: Our Lantern Parade Conversation in January at The Wolfson Research Institute on Durham University’s Queen’s campus brought together a dynamic mix of community artists, academics, arts managers and leading health professionals, with teaching staff Read the full article…

Light and the Poetics of Ambivalence (Symposium, 23 November, Durham University)

Light and the Poetics of Ambivalence A One-Day Symposium organised by the Romantic Dialogues and Legacies Research Group, English Studies Saturday, 23rd November 2013 Lecture Room 20, Pemberton Lecture Theatre, Palace Green 9:50-10:00: Welcome 10:00-11:15: Victorians Panel Elizabeth Barrett Browning and the Organisation of Light – Dr Anna Barton (Sheffield) ‘…craving alms of the sun’: Read the full article…

Homeric Epic and the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – Jonathan Shay (Public Lecture, Durham, Tuesday 18 June 2013)

Homeric Epic and the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Jonathan Shay Tuesday 18 June 2013, 5.30 pm (please note correct date) Room CG60 Department of Chemistry, Lower Mountjoy, Durham University (please note changed location) Slide from the 2002 Documentary Achilles in Vietnam http://www.achillesinvietnam.com/ Dr Jonathan Shay will talk about the relevance of Homeric epic to Read the full article…

Homeric Epic and the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – Jonathan Shay (Public Lecture, Durham, 18 June 2013)

Homeric Epic and the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Jonathan Shay Tuesday 18 June 2013, 5.30 pm Hogan Lovells Lecture Theatre, Durham Law School, Palatine Centre, Durham University Slide from the 2002 Documentary Achilles in Vietnam http://www.achillesinvietnam.com/ Dr Jonathan Shay will talk about the relevance of Homeric epic to his ground-breaking clinical work on the Read the full article…

Lynn Bothelo: Keeping Time at Bay: old age, medicine, and money in early modern England (IAS Public Lecture, Durham University, 1 May 2013)

Institute of Advanced Study ‘About Time’ Public Lecture Series Professor Lynn Bothelo, Indiana University of Pennsylvania ‘Keeping Time at Bay: old age, medicine, and money in early modern England’ 1 May 2013, 6.15 – 7.15pm Kingsley Barrett Room, Calman Learning Centre, Durham University Abstract: The desire to live forever has a long history in the Read the full article…

States of Rest (IAS Experiencing Time Workshop, 7 Feb 2013, 2-5pm St Mary’s College, Durham University)

Durham’s Institute of Advanced Study and Centre for Medical Humanities present: States of Rest An “Experiencing Time” Workshop 7th February 2013 2-5pm Kenworthy Hall, St Mary’s College Time is often studied and conceptualised in ways which emphasise dynamism, flow and movement, the labours of attention, striving and growing. But what of those aspects of our Read the full article…

Festivals: Time for Wellbeing? Prof Chris Cook (Public Lecture, Durham, 21 November 2012)

Festivals: Time for Wellbeing? Presented by Prof. Chris Cook 21 November 2012 18:15 in Elvet Riverside 140 Recent research has explored various aspects of spirituality in relation to health and wellbeing, but festivals are conspicuously absent from this research. The lecture is a foray into this field. Are festivals good for us? Do they contribute Read the full article…