‘Beyond Crisis: Visions for the New Humanities’ Conference Programme

Programme for the CHI conference to be held on July 7 and 8, 2014 is now available from the conference page.

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The Manifestos on ‘The Future of Humanities’ Published

The Manifestos on ‘The Future of Humanities’ accepted for the conference “Beyond Crisis: Visions for the New Humanities” (July 7 and 8, 2014; Durham University) are now published on CHI’s site.

To book a place on the conference please go to Online Event Registration page. Please register before June 20th.

Forthcoming event: “Faith & Wisdom in Science”, co-organised by CHI

2nd June 2014, 17:00 to 18:00, St John’s College, Durham

Join Prof Tom McLeish, PVC Research, Durham University for the launch of his new book Faith & Wisdom in Science, Oxford 2014 with a panel discussion looking at the relationship between science and religion. What is the long human story of science? What would a theology of science look like? How could our politics better navigate science?

The panel will include: Robert Song, Richard Briggs, Nancy Cartwright, Mikhail Epstein, Giles Gasper and David Wilkinson.
In association with IAS, IMEMS, CHI, CHESS, Durham Cathedral and St John’s College.

‘Beyond Crisis: Visions for the New Humanities’ Conference Booking Now Open

We are happy to announce that the international conference “Beyond Crisis: Visions for the New Humanities”, to be held on July 7 and 8, 2014 in Durham, UK, is ready to accept online bookings. To book a place on the conference please go to Online Event Registration page. Please register before June 20th. Standard Conference Package (GBP 50.00) includes attendance to the conference on Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 July, lunch and refreshments. Other options are also available.

The conference includes the following panels:

  • General Perspectives
  • Methodology and Philosophy of Humanities
  • Creativity and freedom
  • Humanities and Society
  • Cultures and Dialogue
  • Literature, Poetics and Theology
  • Humanities, Sciences and Technology
  • Digitality and Humanness

The conference speakers include Prof. Thomas Docherty (Warwick), Prof. Francis Donoghue (Ohio State University), Prof. Robert Eaglestone (Royal Holloway), Prof. Sander Gilman (Emory University), Dr Luciana Parisi (Goldsmiths University of London), Prof. Robert Crease (Stony Brook University),and Prof. Mihai Spariosu (University of Georgia)

CHI reading group: Giorgio Agamben

Following on from our reading group sessions earlier this year, we meet on Wednesday May 7, 2014, in Elvet Riverside, Durham, Room A56, at 12 noon, to discuss Giorgio Agamben’s ‘Opus Dei’. Contact caitriona.nidhuill@durham.ac.uk for a copy of the excerpts we’ll be discussing. The session will be introduced by Dusan Radunovic (School of Modern Languages and Cultures/Russian).