Experiencing the Past - public talk

Activity: Talk or presentationPublic lecture


with Dorothea Debus and Paul Mills Abstract: How often do you find yourself transported back to the past by a familiar sight, smell, object or even a poem or story? Join us for an event which promises to help us to understand how the past ‘comes alive’ from contrasting perspectives – that of philosophy, archaeology and poetry. Explore the different ways in which the past appears within our lives, from how a knowledge of who we are defines us, to the strong emotions we can feel about past events, to how far back into the ancient evolutionary past we can extend our human emotions. The event will also examine how poetry and story can make our images of the past even more meaningful to us. Be prepared to be transported to past worlds!
Period7 Jun 2016
Event titleYork Festival of Ideas
Event typeConference
LocationYork, United KingdomShow on map


  • Mementoes
  • Social emotions
  • Memory