In 2014, I founded and secured funding for a cross-disciplinary cluster focusing on phenomenological theory and practice – Oxford Phenomenology Network. Network members meet several times a term to discuss the work of prominent phenomenologists (such as Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Jean-Paul Sartre, amongst others), as well as that of lesser known phenomenologically-informed thinkers and practitioners. Our topics include perception; subjectivity; embodiment; lived environment; health; and social interaction.
As well as running regular seminars and reading groups, we host special events, including:
- A two-day conference on ‘Phenomenology and Health’
- A workshop on ‘Phenomenology and Literature’
- A symposium on ‘Cross-disciplinary Phenomenology’
- A panel discussion on the ‘Life of Consciousness’
The image above is a word cloud showing the topics covered in our ‘Phenomenology and Literature’ event.
Over the last three years the Network has gone from strength to strength, growing from an Oxford-based cluster to a truly international group. Our upcoming events are listed here.
We warmly welcome anyone with an interest in theoretical or applied phenomenology.