Monthly Archives: November 2018

Interesting talk

This event is happening in Sociology but may well be of interest to some of you, especially where a project theme may coincide:
Please find below details of forthcoming Sociology events:
Utopia Now? New thinking, new practices: David Bell, Lisa Garforth and Adam Stock
Wednesday 21 November, 4-6pm, Armstrong Building 2.49
Public event – open to all
Please join us for a talk about contemporary utopian thought.
David Bell, Lisa Garforth and Adam Stock will be talking about their recent books which reflect respectively on utopian politics, affect and performative practices; green utopian visions and post-war environmental discourse; and dystopian fiction and political thought. The three speakers share a background in utopian studies and the conversation will also explore issues in contemporary utopian theory, practice and politics.
David Bell is author of Rethinking Utopia: Place, Power, Affect (Routledge, 2017) and a member of the Out of
the Woods collective
Lisa Garforth, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Newcastle University is author of Green Utopias: Environmental Hope Before and After Nature (Polity, 2018)
Adam Stock, Lecturer in English Literature at York St. John, is author of Modern Dystopian Fiction and Political Thought (Routledge, 2018)
An Imagining Pasts and Futures cluster event

Mary Midgley, Archive event in Durham

Join In Parenthesis and the Royal Institute of Philosophy on Saturday November 10th to celebrate the launch of the Midgley Archive at Durham University.

Mary Midgley (1919-2018) was one of the world’s leading philosophers and her work continues to shape the way we think about human life and our relation to each other, to animals, and to nature. Join us for a short film and discussion about Mary’s work and her place in 20th Century intellectual history, followed by a chance to look at some of the archive‘s most significant pieces. Tea and coffee will be provided.

Book via eventbrite here:

For further information on the collection, see http://www. about/visit-the-midgleyarchive/

For enquiries, please contact uk and


Dr Rachael Wiseman
Department of Philosophy
University of