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Crisis in a Global Context

30th May 2019
0945 - 1545
Percy Building G.10

Crisis has become a popular buzz word of our age. It is used with reference to both specific moments of systemic collapse or extended processes of systemic instability, petrification or uncontrollable change. This event, led by the School of Modern Languages, seeks to better understand what the humanities disciplines can bring to a systematic exploration of 'crisis' within interdisciplinary partnerships. Initially focusing on three themes, it is expected that this first event, 'Crisis in a Global Context', will begin to act as a catalyst for forging interdisciplinary projects that will sit within various of Newcastle's emerging NUCoREs. 


This event is funded and supported by the Newcastle University Humanities Research Institute (NUHRI). Refreshments will be provided.

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Image courtesy of Gem Lauris
Image courtesy of Harri Kuokkanen

0945 – 1000 Registration

1000 – 1030 First panel: Crisis and Ageing. Chair: Dr. Jorge Catalá-Carrasco
· Prof. Shirley Jordan. Ageing in the Visual Field
·  Ms Inés González Cabeza (Univ. León). Ageing and Comics

1030 – 1100 Discussion

1100 – 1115 Break (Tea/coffee/snacks)

1115 – 1145 Second panel: Humans and Nature.  Chair: Prof. Bernhard Malkmus
· Barry Sheils and Dr Caitríona Ní Dhúill (Durham) Cultural Ecologies
· Dr. Patricia Oliart. Peruvian landscapes in post-conflict cinema

1145 – 1215 Discussion

1215 – 1300 Break (Lunch)

1300 – 1330 Third panel: Crisis and Language. Chair Dunja Fehimovic
· Dr. Jorge Catalá-Carrasco. Euphoric Narratives in Crisis.
· Dr. Michael Lewis TBC

1330 – 1400 Discussion

1400 – 1530 Film screening. Wrinkles (2011) Dir. Ignacio Ferreras.

1530 – 1545 Closing remarks