Luce Irigaray at Bristol’s School of Geographical Sciences for conference and public lecture



1 ½ day conference
9-10 June 2017
University of Bristol

Philosopher Luce Irigaray’s new book To Be Born (Palgrave, 2017) offers a new way of conceiving what it means to be born. This conference explores birth, breath, the nature of origins, and the concept of being. Luce Irigaray is joined by an interdisciplinary group of scholars exploring different approaches to the themes in To Be Born.

Luce Irigaray is one of the most important thinkers of our time. She is director of research in philosophy at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris and author of more than thirty books translated into numerous languages, the most recent of which are Sharing the World (2008), In the Beginning, She Was (2012) and with Michael Marder, Through Vegetal Being (2016).

£40 standard | £30 students/concessions

Programme and registration details here.


How to Give Birth to a New Human Being

Luce Irigaray

A Bristol Festival of Ideas Public Lecture and Discussion

9 June 2017
Peel Lecture Theatre
University of Bristol
Bristol BS8 1SS

Philosopher Luce Irigaray’s most recent book, To Be Born (2017), offers a new way of conceiving what it means to be born and to give birth.

Join Luce Irigaray for an exploration of the mystery of our birth, the nature of existence and the responsibilities that being born entail for ourselves and our relations with others.

A Bristol Festival of Ideas event aimed at inspiring discussion and debate.

£7 standard | £6 students/concessions | Free to ‘Genesis of a New Human Being’ conference attendees
Registration opens 17 May 2017 here: (search ‘To Be Born’)

Luce Irigaray’s lecture is part of a series of events at the University of Bristol in June 2017 on To Be Born, including a conference from the 9-10 June, open to all, on the theme of ‘Genesis of a New Human Being:’

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