Centre for Humanities Innovation opening reception and mini-conference

You are cordially invited to the Centre for Humanities Innovation opening reception and mini-conference.


The Centre aims to foster intellectual creativity in research and to encourage the creation of new ideas, concepts, terms, paradigms, mental schemes, and other products of intellectual imagination, as well as to develop collaboration between the humanities and natural and social sciences.

Date: May 16th, 2013

Time: 4:30 pm – 6:30pm, with reception to follow

Location: Senate Suite, University College (Castle)


The event will include the introduction on the Centre’s activities by Centre director Prof. Mikhail Epstein, as well as brief presentations on the tasks and the future of the humanities, followed by an open discussion. We are delighted to welcome Prof. Julian Reiss from the Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS) to chair the discussion. The presentations will be as follows:

Gerald Moore: The Third Culture Humanities Network: Theses for a Provisional Manifesto

Caitríona Ní Dhúill: Technologies of Self-Inscription

Nick Roberts: Is There a Single Author in this Room?

Mikhail Epstein: The Transformative Humanities: What, How and Why to Transform?

The evening will conclude with a buffet reception.

The event is open to all, but as seating in the Senate Suite is limited, please reserve your place by e-mailing Ms Jennifer Nelson no later than May 14th at j.e.nelson@durham.ac.uk.


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