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Celebrating Our Future: New directions in Medical Humanities Research and Annual Summer Party (Thursday June 20, St Chad’s College)

Staff at the Centre for Medical Humanities are delighted to invite you to our Annual Affiliates Summer Party Thursday 20 June 3.30 – 5pm St Chad’s SCR St Chad’s College Durham This year we celebrate the new directions in Medical … Continue reading

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Exploring awe and wonder (CfP, Interdisciplinary Conference, Florida, 6-8 September 2013)

Interdisciplinary Conference Exploring awe and wonder 6-8 September 2013 Institute for Simulation and Training University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida Sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation’s Research Grant: Space, Science and Spirituality The concepts of awe and wonder occupy an … Continue reading

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Working Wonder (CfP, Conference, Newcastle University, June 2013)

Newcastle University Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Fine Art and the Gallery of Wonder is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the WORKING WONDER Conference, 14th June 2013 at Newcastle University, UK. Please submit abstracts of up to … Continue reading

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Wonder Reading Group (Friday 30 November, Durham)

You are warmly invited to the third meeting of the Wonder Reading Group: Chapters Tearooms 16-17 Elvet Bridge, Durham Friday November 30 2012 15:30-17:30 We will explore chapter 2 of Philip Fishers’s Wonder, The Rainbow and the Aesthetics of Rare … Continue reading

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Wonder, the Rainbow, and the Aesthetics of Rare Experiences (Wonder Reading Group, Second Meeting, 12 October)

After a successful first meeting the Wonder Reading Group is gearing up for meeting 2. This time we explore the aesthetic dimension of wonder as we engage with the first chapter of:Philip Fisher’s Wonder, the Rainbow, and the Aesthetics of … Continue reading

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Invitation to Join the Wonder Reading Group

WONDER READING GROUP The ancient Greeks thought philosophy began in wonder. Thomas Aquinas believed it to be a desire for knowledge. Heidegger thought that we have ceased to wonder altogether and at the end of his life Wittgenstein mysteriously claimed … Continue reading

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A drink to transfigurings: the world, wonder and beauty symposium

Jan B.W. Pedersen reflects on the symposium: Transfigurings: the world, wonder and beauty that took place on the 14th June 2012 at the Durham Light Infantry Museum: Having no prior experience of the Durham Light Infantry Museum I initially thought … Continue reading

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Exploring Beauty and Wonder (Symposium, Durham Light Infantry Museum, 14 June 2012)

Durham’s Institute for Advanced Study & Centre for Medical Humanities present a symposium Exploring Beauty and Wonder Thursday 14 June 2012 9.30 – 4.30pm, Durham Light Infantry Museum Download the Exploring Beauty and Wonder Symposium Programme. It is increasingly recognised … Continue reading

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CMH Researchers Shine at the School of Medicine and Health Postgraduate Research Day

On Wednesday 21st March the School of Medicine and Health held its annual Postgraduate Research Conference. As well as being a celebration of the achievements of postgraduate students, the event was also a strong reminder of the heterogeneity of topics … Continue reading

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Luminous Words: Wonder (from Thinking about Health)

Wonder, wondering and states of wonder abide among life’s joys. Like humour, health, music or poetry, wonder requires no justification; but unlike them – unlike even health – we do not ourselves make wonder: rather we stumble upon it. Wonder … Continue reading

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