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Durham University

Institute of Advanced Study

Past Events

Experiencing Time Workshop - States of Rest

7th February 2013, 14:00 to 17:00, Kenworthy Hall, St Mary's College

Time is often studied and conceptualised in ways which emphasise dynamism, flow and movement, the labours of attention, striving and growing. But what of those aspects of our corporeal existence which appear to depart from these concepts and notions? What is happening – existentially, ethically, neurologically – during states of rest? And how, methodologically, might be best explore such states?

Speakers for this workshop are:

  • Paul Harrison (Lecturer in Geography, Durham University), “On Hesitation”
  • Jenny Laws (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Medical Humanities, Durham University), “The curation of rest”
  • Daniel Margulies (Neuroanatomy and Connectivity Research Group Leader, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive & Brain Sciences) & Felicity Callard (Senior Lecturer in Social Science for Medical Humanities, Durham University), “Giving the Brain a Rest: a Transdisciplinary Tale of Collaboration.” 

This workshop is open to all. For more information please visit the Centre for Medical Humanities web site.


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