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Durham University

Institute of Advanced Study

Past Events

Forms of Time Research Conversation - Topics (exploration)

8th November 2012, 16:00, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study


FORMS OF TIME: research conversations and lecture series

Forms of Time aims to investigate the role of imaginative, creative and artistic practices in transforming us and our experience of time. In a series of research conversations and public lectures, we will look at how cultural and artistic practices inflect time as rhythm and expanse; how they cope with it as challenge and burden; how they take up our time in the investments of reading, listening and viewing, and then return it to us transformed.

The research conversations are articulated in five progressive phases: topics (exploration phase); questions (formulation phase); disciplines (articulation phase); project (configuration phase); and bid (implementation phase). Each phase will comprise a 2-hour workshop, spread over Michaelmas and Epiphany Terms, 2012-13. Building on the array of themes that emerged at the scoping meeting in January 2011, we would like initially to disencumber a series of topics from their disciplinary association (phase one) and to unravel a series of research questions they entail and stimulate (phase two); we will then articulate these questions by associating them to interdisciplinary areas of study and intercultural areas of life (phase three); we will move, finally, to configure a comprehensive research framework articulated in interrelated projects, to be pursued independently by various teams (phase four) and select the most appropriate schemes to apply for funding (phase five).

The research conversations are open to colleagues and postgraduates interested in exploring temporality as a cultural phenomenon, from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. The first conversation takes place on Thursday 8 November at 4 pm in the IAS seminar room, Cosin’s Hall. 

Contacts: Caitríona Ní Dhúill, Stefano Cracolici, Yarí Pérez Marín (School of Modern Languages and Cultures)

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