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Durham University

Institute of Advanced Study

Past Events

Experiencing Time Workshop - Times of Transition

14th November 2012, 14:00 to 17:00, Kenworthy Hall, St Mary's College

Ritually celebrated yet sometimes invisible, momentous and gradual, buoyed by hope and laced with loss – our lives consist of a series of transitions, transformations in our bodies and relationships, our identities and our place(s) in the world. This extended seminar explores questions of time, transition and creativity in three phases of the life-course – old age, adulthood, and early adolescence.

Speakers at this workshop are:

  • François Matarasso,  Arts researcher, writer and Honorary Professor, Centre for Cultural Research, Griffith University, Australia: “Winter Fires”;
  • Elizabeth Sharp, Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, Texas Tech University, USA: “‘I’m a Loser, I’m Not Married, Let’s Just All Look at Me”: Women’s Experiences of Missing the Marital Transition” 
  • Mike White, Research Fellow in Arts & Health
  • Mary Robson, Associate for Arts in Health and Education, Centre for Medical Humanities, Durham University: “Roots and Wings - Celebrating Transition in Schools". 

This workshop is open to all. Enquires can be made via 

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