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Sleep Values - a one-day symposium on the value of human sleep

Date: 11 September 2015 Time: 9.30 am - 6.00 pm

Venue: Fylde LT 1 / FASS MR 2

sleep values

One-day symposium, Lancaster University, Friday 11 September 2015

Organiser: Dr Michael Greaney (Dept. of English & Creative Writing, Lancaster University)

Funded by the Wellcome Trust

 

INTRODUCTION AND KEYONTE: Fylde Lecture Theatre 1

 

9.30am-9.45am Opening Remarks (Dr Michael Greaney)

9.45am KEYNOTE LECTURE (Fylde Lecture Theatre 1)

Professor Colin Espie (Clinical Neuroscience, University of Oxford): “What is Sleep and Why Does it Matter?”

 

11.30am-1pm SESSION 1 (FASS Meeting Room 2)

Dr Penny Lewis (Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester): “Sleep Engineering - Improving Cognition and Brain Health by Manipulating your Sleep”

Dr Rob Meadows (Sociology, University of Surrey): “The Complexities of Sleep in Contemporary (Western) Society: ‘Values’, ‘Ownership’ and the Everyday”

Mr Patrick Levy (Philosophy, University of Sussex): “Who Sleeps and for Whom? Sleeping, Value and Identity”

 

2pm-3.30pm SESSION 2 (FASS Meeting Room 2)

 

Dr William MacLehose (Science and Technology Studies, University College London): “Illusions of Sleep: The problem of Nocturnal Emission in the Middle Ages”

Dr Sasha Handley (History, University of Manchester): “For the Sake of Body and Soul: Sleep Management and Everyday Life in Early Modern England”

Prof. Hilary Hinds (English & Creative Writing, Lancaster University):Twin Beds and the Value of Intimacy in Modern Marriage”

 

4pm-5pm SESSION 3 (FASS Meeting Room 2)

Dr Brigitte Steger (Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge): “‘Sleep is the Highest Form of Happiness’: Negotiating the Value of Work, Leisure and Sleep in Japan”

Dr Stephen Thomson (English Literature, University of Reading): “Look at the Sleepwalkers: Sleep and Waking in the Discourse of Political Crisis”

Attendance at the symposium is free but places are limited. If you would like to attend, please email lindsey.king@lancaster.ac.uk to reserve a place. Please indicate in your message if you would like to attend the keynote lecture (Fylde LT1), the symposium (FASS MR2), or both.

Contact:

Who can attend: Anyone

 

Further information

Organising departments and research centres: Applied Social Science, Biological Sciences, Centre for Bioethics and Medical Law, Centre for Organizational Health and Well Being, CETAD, Clinical Psychology, Continuing Education, Critical Analysis of Social Welfare, Health Policy and Medical Practices, Design, Division of Health Research, Educational Research, English and Creative Writing, European Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, FASS Enterprise Centre, Film Studies, Health Inequalities and the Psychological and Social Determinants of Health and Well-being, History, ImaginationLancaster, Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts, Law, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Politics, Philosophy and Religion PPR, Psychology, Sociology

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