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Spirituality And….

Spirituality recognises that there is more to reality than just the material world. The intuition that our lives have meaning and are part of something bigger is a powerful motivator for us to cultivate our spiritual side. Spirituality can heal and console us; it can help us to improve as caring human beings and enable us to flourish. Feelings of transcendence and awe have inspired artists, writers and composers throughout the ages, and continue to influence cultures around the world. Spirituality has not gone away in a hyper-connected age, but finds new modes of expression and practice. As conventional religion declines in certain regions, though, a spiritual vacuum remains – sometimes filled by those with suspect agendas, or with harmfully individualistic interpretations. Destructive extremism and other evils can result from distorted varieties of spirituality. For good or ill, spirituality is an important feature of living and we ignore it at our peril. So this project sets out to make sense of a vital part of what it means to be human.

‘Spirituality And’ … is an exciting new series of inclusive interdisciplinary projects, that focus on the importance of spirituality in our lives and explore its continuing relevance in a complex, fragmented and often dysfunctional world.

Key Themes Being Explored

  • Spirituality And….Culture

Upcoming Events

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The End of Life Experience
Prague 2023 / March 17, 2023

This inclusive interdisciplinary conference explores dying and death and the ways culture impacts care for the dying, the overall experience of dying and ways the dead are remembered. Over the past four

Storytelling: Trauma, Resistance, and Remembering
Prague 2023 / March 19, 2023

Fairy tales, emerging from the oral tradition, are some of the oldest narratives we have. Following mythologies, legends, epics, folk tale traditions, fairy tales contain elements from the realistic to the supernatural

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Loving Dystopia | 1st Global Inclusive
Prague 2023 / March 17, 2023

Literally the opposite of utopia, or ‘perfect place,’ the term dystopia was coined in the mid-19th century and has been used to both critique laws, policies and actions by those in power, and

Pop Cultures: Cultural and Creative
Prague 2023 / March 19, 2023

The concept of pop—or popular—culture is slippery and oddly illusory. We might think we understand it and know what it is even if we can’t quite define it, but due to the

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Proliferations of Lovecraft | 2nd Global Inclusive
Prague 2023 / March 19, 2023

Through his view of humanity as something insignificant in contrast to the cosmos, Lovecraft anticipated significant concerns over the uncertainties proper to the twenty-first century. In the current context of the Anthropocene,

Monsters and the Monstrous | 3rd Global Inclusive
Prague 2023 / March 19, 2023

“I’m hated, execrated, those I meet are repelled by me. They want me crucified, and maybe their feelings are all too justified,” sang the American band The Bastard Fairies in their 2010

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Global Horror | 2nd Global Inclusive
Prague 2023 / March 17, 2023

Horror pervades our lives. The emotional experiences based on fear and dread it provides affect us both individually and collectively, and the fascination it exerts is undeniable and ancient, as evidenced by

Evil Women: Women and Evil | 4th Global Inclusive
Prague 2023 / March 17, 2023

Few things capture the human imagination as much as evil, a notoriously slippery concept that enjoys universal recognition yet defies easy definition. As a term which is frequently used in relation to

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Bad Mothers | 2nd Global Inclusive Interdisciplinary
Prague 2023 / March 17, 2023

Revered as “givers of life,” bio-genealogical mothers occupy an important role in our world, often seen as the key to ensuring the ongoing survival of the human race. Though the bond between

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