‘Juvenescence: A Cultural History of our Age’ reviewed by Aprajita Sarcar

‘Juvenescence: A Cultural History of our Age’ by Pogue Harrison (The University of Chicago Press, 2014).  Juvenescence is the consciousness of being young; which can be ascribed to an individual or a civilization. Robert Pogue Harrison delves into how people, places, and moments in history, are young. The book asks how are ‘we’ as a Read the full article…

Time’s Urgency (CfP, The International Society for the Study of Time Sixteenth Triennial Conference, Edinburgh 26 June – 2 July 2016)

The International Society for the Study of Time Sixteenth Triennial Conference Time’s Urgency 26 June to 2 July 2016, University of Edinburgh, Scotland UK The International Society for the Study of Time (ISST) seeks proposals for presentations at its 2016 conference at the University of Edinburgh, on the theme of Time’s Urgency. Proposals (300 words) are Read the full article…

Time-Tricking: Human temporal engagements, devices and strategies (CfP, ASA Conference, University of Exeter 13-16 April 2015)

Paper proposals for a panel on time-tricking are invited as part of the ASA (Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and the Commonwealth) 2015 conference, which will take place at the University of Exeter, 13th-16th April 2015. Please find below the panel abstract. The CfP closes at midnight on the 1st December 2014. Paper Read the full article…

Time and Temporality Network (Workshop, Warwick, 13th June 2014)

We are pleased to announce the second meeting of the Time and Temporality Network, a one-day workshop focusing on temporality in relation to medicine and what might be called disordered or atypical experiences of the body and mind. ​ The workshop will take place at the University of Warwick on Friday 13th June 2014. Speakers Read the full article…

Philosophy Workshop on Time and Well-Being (Birmingham, 6 June 2014)

Royal Institute of Philosophy, Birmingham Branch Department of Philosophy, University of Birmingham Friday 6th of June 2014 Room G51, ERI Building, University of Birmingham Campus Workshop on Time and Well-Being 13.00-14.20 “The Passing of Momentary Well-Being” Ben Bramble (University of Vienna) 14.20-14.40 Tea and Coffee Break 14.40-16.00 “What Is Child Well-Being?” Anna Alexandrova (Cambridge) 16.00-16.20 Tea Read the full article…

“Shifting Temporalities in Biomedicine” (CFP, International Summer School, Roscoff, France, 5–10 October 2013)

Call for Proposals International Summer School, 5-10 October 2013 in Roscoff (France) *Shifting Temporalities in Biomedicine* The meaning of medicine has been transformed over the course of the 20th century: it has become biomedicine on a molecular basis. Based on novel and partly disruptive technologies, biomedicine has ventured into new spheres of interpretation not just 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…

Mary Manjikian: ‘Emergency Time, Crisis and the Role of the State: Reflections on the Past, Present and the Future’ (Public Lecture, Durham, 28 Feb 2013)

Institute of Advanced Study Fellows’ Public Lecture Mary Manjikian:’Emergency Time, Crisis and the Role of the State: Reflections on the Past, Present and the Future’ 28 February 2013, 5.30 – 6.30pm, Howlands Hall, Ustinov College, Durham University Attendance to this event is free and open to all. Abstract: Despite the turn towards postmodernism in IR Read the full article…

Greg Atkinson “The human body: a journey round the clock” (Café Scientifique, Stockton, 15 January 2013)

Greg Atkinson: “The human body: a journey round the clock” Arc: Dovecot Street Stockton on Tees Tuesday 15 January at 8pm Greg will take the audience on a journey through time to see how various functions in the body are affected by body clocks. He will explain why we are at an increased risk of 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…