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Durham University

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Faculty News

School of Modern Languages and Cultures: Zurbarán Fellow in Michaelmas Term

(11 Oct 2019) » School of Modern Languages and Cultures: Zurbarán Fellow in Michaelmas Term


Music: The Philosophy of Rhythm - forthcoming OUP publication

With original essays by philosophers, psychologists, musicians, literary theorists, and ethno-musicologists, The Philosophy of Rhythm opens up wider-and plural-perspectives, examining formal affinities between the historically interconnected fields of music, dance, and poetry, while addressing key concepts such as embodiment, movement, pulse, and performance.

(9 Oct 2019) » Music: The Philosophy of Rhythm - forthcoming OUP publication


Philosophy: 23rd October 2019: 'Values' Work in Progress Seminar Series: Dr Chris Cowie - A New Error Theory

This talk will take place in the Seminar Room (50/51 Old Elvet, Durham). The talk will commence at 5pm and will finish at 6:30pm. We meet for lunch after the Seminar. Staff and Graduate Students are very welcome. Please contact christopher.d.cowie@durham.ac.uk for further information.

(8 Oct 2019)


Philosophy: 13th November 2019: 'Values' Work in Progress Seminar Series: Susan Notess - Listening

This talk will take place in the Seminar Room (50/51 Old Elvet, Durham). The talk will commence at 5pm and will finish at 6:30pm. We meet for lunch after the Seminar. Staff and Graduate Students are very welcome. Please contact christopher.d.cowie@durham.ac.uk for further information.

(8 Oct 2019)


Philosophy: 04th December 2019: 'Values' Work in Progress Seminar Series: Amber Donovan and Sasha Lawson-Frost - Wonder in Midgley and Murdoch

This talk will take place in the Seminar Room (50/51 Old Elvet, Durham). The talk will commence at 5pm and will finish at 6:30pm. We meet for lunch after the Seminar. Staff and Graduate Students are very welcome. Please contact christopher.d.cowie@durham.ac.uk for further information.

(8 Oct 2019)


Philosophy: 22nd January 2020: 'Values' Work in Progress Seminar Series: Dr Joe Saunders - On Master and Slave

This talk will take place in the Seminar Room (50/51 Old Elvet, Durham). The talk will commence at 5pm and will finish at 6:30pm. We meet for lunch after the Seminar. Staff and Graduate Students are very welcome. Please contact christopher.d.cowie@durham.ac.uk for further information.

(8 Oct 2019)


Philosophy: 12th February 2020: 'Values' Work in Progress Seminar Series: Professor Andy Hamilton, Dr David Faraci and Dr Louise Hanson - Title to be confirmed

This talk will take place in the Seminar Room (50/51 Old Elvet, Durham). The talk will commence at 5pm and will finish at 6:30pm. We meet for lunch after the Seminar. Staff and Graduate Students are very welcome. Please contact christopher.d.cowie@durham.ac.uk for further information.

(8 Oct 2019)


Philosophy: 04th March 2020: 'Values' Work in Progress Seminar Series: Dr Philip Goff - Title to be confirmed

This talk will take place in the Seminar Room (50/51 Old Elvet, Durham). The talk will commence at 5pm and will finish at 6:30pm. We meet for lunch after the Seminar. Staff and Graduate Students are very welcome. Please contact christopher.d.cowie@durham.ac.uk for further information.

(8 Oct 2019)


Central News: Durham gains highest-ever global ranking in Arts & Humanities

We’ve achieved our highest-ever global ranking in Arts and Humanities in a prestigious international league table.

(2 Oct 2019) » Central News: Durham gains highest-ever global ranking in Arts & Humanities


Music: World première ' Das Wohlpräparierte Klavier ' by Richard RIJNVOS

On 22 September 2019 the Ives Ensemble from Amsterdam will present the world première of Richard RIJNVOS’ composition Das Wohlpräparierte Klavier

The genesis of the new work goes back to 5 October 2012 when Dutch pianist John Snijders was making the necessary arrangements for a performance of John Cage's Sonatas and Interludes.The laborious process of preparing the piano was captured on camera and made into a documentary film by the British artist Adam Barker-Mill. Das Wohlpräparierte Klavier functions as incidental music for this video. 

(20 Sep 2019) » Music: World première ' Das Wohlpräparierte Klavier ' by Richard RIJNVOS


Music: Musicon Call for Scores

Musicon is Durham University’s professional concert series, now in its 50th year. For our anniversary season, we are asking UK-based composers to submit works to be considered for three of our concerts. Works can have have been performed previously but must have been written in the past ten years. Representatives from Musicon will, in collaboration with members of the ensemble concerned, choose one piece to be performed in each concert. 

(12 Sep 2019) » Music: Musicon Call for Scores


Music: Assistant Professor in Music Analysis

Applications are invited for an Assistant Professor in Music from 1 September 2020. The successful candidate will have expertise in teaching in the field of music analysis and contribute towards the teaching of musicology in general.

(5 Sep 2019) » Music: Assistant Professor in Music Analysis


Philosophy: 17th October 2019 - Dr Emily Thomas (Durham) - Time and Subtle Pictures in the History of Philosophy

Weekly Research Seminar

This Departmental Research Seminar will commence at 1pm in room 005, 48/49 Old Elvet, Durham. Refreshments will be available prior to the seminar.

(29 Aug 2019) » Philosophy: 17th October 2019 - Dr Emily Thomas (Durham) - Time and Subtle Pictures in the History of Philosophy


Philosophy: 24th October 2019: Dr Chiara Brozzo - Are Some Perfumes Works of Art?

Weekly Research Seminar

This Departmental Research Seminar will commence at 1pm in room 005, 48/49 Old Elvet, Durham. Refreshments will be available prior to the seminar.

(29 Aug 2019) » Philosophy: 24th October 2019: Dr Chiara Brozzo - Are Some Perfumes Works of Art?


Philosophy: 31st October 2019: Dr Emily McTernan (UCL) - On the ethics of taking offence

Weekly Research Seminar

This Departmental Research Seminar will commence at 1pm in room 005, 48/49 Old Elvet, Durham. Refreshments will be available prior to the seminar.

(29 Aug 2019) » Philosophy: 31st October 2019: Dr Emily McTernan (UCL) - On the ethics of taking offence


Philosophy: 14th November 2019: Professor Roger Squires - Title and Abstract to be confirmed

Weekly Research Seminar

This Departmental Research Seminar will commence at 1pm in room 005, 48/49 Old Elvet, Durham. Refreshments will be available prior to the seminar.

(29 Aug 2019) » Philosophy: 14th November 2019: Professor Roger Squires - Title and Abstract to be confirmed


Philosophy: 21st November 2019: Dr Mara-Daria Cojocaru (Munchen) - Are some animals more political than others?

Weekly Research Seminar

This Departmental Research Seminar will commence at 1pm in room 005, 48/49 Old Elvet, Durham. Refreshments will be available prior to the seminar.

(29 Aug 2019) » Philosophy: 21st November 2019: Dr Mara-Daria Cojocaru (Munchen) - Are some animals more political than others?


Philosophy: 28th November 2019: Professor Pratik Chakrabarti (Manchester) - Remnants of the Race: The Naturalization of Human Antiquity

Weekly Research Seminar

This Departmental Research Seminar will commence at 1pm in room 005, 48/49 Old Elvet, Durham. Refreshments will be available prior to the seminar.

(29 Aug 2019) » Philosophy: 28th November 2019: Professor Pratik Chakrabarti (Manchester) - Remnants of the Race: The Naturalization of Human Antiquity


Philosophy: 05th December 2019: Professor Havi Carel (Bristol) - Title and Abstract to be confirmed

Weekly Research Seminar

This Departmental Research Seminar will commence at 1pm in room 005, 48/49 Old Elvet, Durham. Refreshments will be available prior to the seminar.

(29 Aug 2019) » Philosophy: 05th December 2019: Professor Havi Carel (Bristol) - Title and Abstract to be confirmed


Philosophy: 12th December 2019: Professor Julian Dodd (Manchester) - Wittgenstein and Idealism, Revisited

Weekly Research Seminar

This Departmental Research Seminar will commence at 1pm in room 005, 48/49 Old Elvet, Durham. Refreshments will be available prior to the seminar.

(29 Aug 2019) » Philosophy: 12th December 2019: Professor Julian Dodd (Manchester) - Wittgenstein and Idealism, Revisited