The Future of the Body: Phenomenology, Medicine and the (Post)human (Conference, Trinity College Dublin, 19-20 June 2014)

The Future of the Body: Phenomenology, Medicine and the (Post)human Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin 19-20 June, 2014 Organised by Luna Dolezal (TCD) and Dylan Trigg (UCD) This conference will bring together leading scholars working in Philosophy,Medical Humanities, Medicine, and related disciplines whose work critically engages with the status of the body. Central to Read the full article…

Mirabilia Medicinæ 2 (CfP, Mirabilia Journal Medical Humanities Special Edition)

We cordially invite you to submit your manuscript to Mirabilia Medicinæ 2 (2014/1), the second issue on Medical Humanities, by May 31, 2014. Mirabilia Medicinæ is a special supplement of Mirabilia Journal (ISSN 1676-5818). Mirabilia Medicinæ Journal is an online publication which provides articles, documents and academic reviews produced by scholars of the Medical Humanities. Such an area includes Read the full article…

The Experience Economy and the Mechanics of Wonder

The following post by Jules Evans is reproduced with permission from Philosophy for Life. I attended a seminar on wonder at the Centre for Medical Humanities in Durham last week. This post comes from our discussions there. Thanks to all the participants and to Martyn Evans for a great day. Although religion is no longer Read the full article…

Reflections on ‘Wonder & Co. – Varieties of Intensified Experiences’

Jan B. W. Pedersen reflects on the Wonder & Co. – varieties of intensified experiences symposium that took place on the 19th March 2014 at Kenworthy Hall, St Mary’s College, Durham: Being aware that ‘the beautiful’ can be a great source of wonder, it seemed as though St Mary’s College would be an ideal venue Read the full article…

Looking for Wonder – Caspar Henderson

At the beginning of Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark, the explorers cross an ocean guided by a chart that is entirely blank.Wonder is probably less elusive than the Snark, whether Boojum or no. Virtually all of us report experiences of it.  But what is it, and where is it? Martyn Evans, author of Read the full article…

“Wonder & Co.” – varieties of intensified experience (CMH Symposium, Durham, 19 March 2014)

Centre for Medical Humanities second symposium on Wonder: “Wonder & Co.” – varieties of intensified experience 19th March 2014 Kenworthy Hall, St Mary’s College Durham, 9.30 – 4.30 Contributors include: Jules Evans (Queen Mary College London, Dept of Philosophy) ‘Experiences of ecstasy’ Ian Kidd (Durham University, Dept of Philosophy) ‘Deep and shallow wonder’ Veronica Strang Read the full article…

Celebrating Our Future: New directions in Medical Humanities Research and Annual Summer Party (Thursday June 20, St Chad’s College)

Staff at the Centre for Medical Humanities are delighted to invite you to our Annual Affiliates Summer Party Thursday 20 June 3.30 – 5pm St Chad’s SCR St Chad’s College Durham This year we celebrate the new directions in Medical Humanities research through the work of three of our post-doctoral fellows. Each of the fellows Read the full article…

Exploring awe and wonder (CfP, Interdisciplinary Conference, Florida, 6-8 September 2013)

Interdisciplinary Conference Exploring awe and wonder 6-8 September 2013 Institute for Simulation and Training University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida Sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation’s Research Grant: Space, Science and Spirituality The concepts of awe and wonder occupy an important place in the history of ideas, often associated with the beginnings of philosophy and Read the full article…

Working Wonder (CfP, Conference, Newcastle University, June 2013)

Newcastle University Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Fine Art and the Gallery of Wonder is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the WORKING WONDER Conference, 14th June 2013 at Newcastle University, UK. Please submit abstracts of up to 250 words via email.  Abstracts can include proposals to present visual art projects as well Read the full article…

Wonder Reading Group (Friday 30 November, Durham)

You are warmly invited to the third meeting of the Wonder Reading Group: Chapters Tearooms 16-17 Elvet Bridge, Durham Friday November 30 2012 15:30-17:30 We will explore chapter 2 of Philip Fishers’s Wonder, The Rainbow and the Aesthetics of Rare Experiences entitled “The Rainbow and Cartesian Wonder” For more information please download the Wonder Reading Group Read the full article…