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Durham University

School of Modern Languages & Cultures

Events in Modern Languages & Cultures

International Conference: Risking the Future: Vulnerability, Resistance, Hope

12th July 2016, 09:00, St John's College, Durham University

Risking the Future is the launch event for the Matariki Risk Humanities Network, an inclusive, interdisciplinary, international research network based in the Matariki Network of Universities (Dartmouth College, Durham University, Queen’s University, University of Otago, University of Tübingen, University of Western Australia, and Uppsala University). It aims to foster collaborative research both within the network and with external partners. The Matariki Risk Humanities Network proposes to critically examine a constellation of interwoven concepts – risk, contingency, fragility, vulnerability, precarity, crisis, threat, security, resilience, trust and hope – in their broader transhistorical and transcultural dimensions by stimulating an interdisciplinary conversation centred in the strong tradition of critique historically prevalent in the Humanities, but open to a range of methodologies and approaches. For further details, please consult the preliminary website:

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