New Explorations of Inner Experience – Andrew Irving and Janis H Jenkins (Seminars Wednesday 18 September 2013, Durham University)

The Hearing the Voice project is hosting talks by two visiting anthropologists this Wednesday 18 September: Andrew Irving (University of Manchester), will be speaking on ‘Everyday (Ad)ventures in Ekphrastic Ethnography’ in the Henry Dyson Room (Hild-Bede) from 3.30 to 5pm. This will be followed by the Joint Special Interest Group Read more…

Illness, narrative and phenomenology (Workshop, Bristol, 9 July 2013)

Medical Humanities Cluster Workshop, 9 July 2013 ILLNESS, NARRATIVE AND PHENOMENOLOGY University of Bristol 9.30-10:00 Coffee 10:00-11:00 Session 1 Anthony Lesser (University of Manchester), Can the progress of an illness be unconsciously controlled? Karin Eli (University of Oxford), ‘The body remembers’: embodied reconciliations of disorder and recovery 11.00-12.00 Session 2 Read more…

Power and pitfalls of psychopathology: Marking 100 years since the publication of Karl Jaspers’ General Psychopathology (Conference, London, 8 October 2013)

Power and pitfalls of psychopathology: Marking 100 years since the publication of Karl Jaspers’ General Psychopathology Tuesday 8 October 2013 Royal Society Of Medicine 1 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 0AE A joint meeting with the Maudsley Philosophy Group in association with the London Division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Read more…

Current and Future Applications of Phenomenology in Psychiatry (Workshop, Durham, 20 July 2013)

Current and Future Applications of Phenomenology in Psychiatry Durham University 20th July 2013 As part of the celebrations marking the centenary of Karl Jaspers’ General Psychopathology, we are pleased to announce a one-day workshop at Grey College, Durham University exploring the theme Current and Future applications of Phenomenology in Psychiatry. Read more…

The Power of Hesitation: Bergson, Merleau-Ponty, and seeing differently – Prof Alia Al-Saji (IAS Public Lecture, Durham, 25 October 2012)

The Power of Hesitation: Bergson, Merleau-Ponty, and seeing differently Professor Alia Al-Saji McGill University, Canada 25 October 2012, 5.30—6.30pm Pemberton Building, Palace Green, Durham University Abstract:  This paper asks how perception becomes racializing and seeks the means for its critical interruption. Professor Al-Saji’s aim is twofold: first, to understand the Read more…

Getting Better: How Philosophy Can Help Things Improve – Prof Graham Parkes (Seminar, Durham Philosophy Department, 6 August 2012)

Readers of this blog are warmly invited to a talk by Professor Graham Parkes (UC Cork), entitled ‘Getting Better: How Philosophy Can Help Things Improve‘, hosted by the Applied Phenomenology Research Group, on Monday 6th August, 10.30am, in room 005, 48/49 Old Elvet. Abstract: ‘Our personal lives are full of things we Read more…

‘Embracing Vulnerability: Reflections on Healing and Incurable Illness’ Prof S. Kay Toombs (Public Lecture, Bristol, 22 May 2012)

Royal Institute of Philosophy & UWE Applied Philosophy Research Group presents: Prof S. Kay Toombs (Baylor University) ‘Embracing Vulnerability: Reflections on Healing and Incurable Illness’ Date: Tuesday 22 May 2012 Venue: Waterside 3, The Watershed, 1 Canon’s Way, City Centre, Bristol Time: 18:00-19:30 Cost: Free Register via email to Havi Read more…