Voracious reader and DPhil candidate blogs about books and scholarly life.
The biggest literature and science event of this Oxford term took place last week, so of course I was there.
Last Wednesday’s ‘Narrative and Proof’ event, hosted by The Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities (TORCH) and the Mathematical Institute, had been hotly anticipated since before Christmas. In the week leading up to the event, those who had managed to obtain – free – tickets could feel increasingly lucky, as the event was fully booked and the organizers had to create an overflow room with a video feed, as well as a live webcast, to accommodate the demand. The lecture hall was packed with an exciting and extremely varied crowd, from high school students to professors.
‘Narrative and Proof’ was organized as a part of TORCH’s headline series ‘Humanities and Science,’ a programme with a focus on the added value that interdisciplinary research can bring, in terms of both new insights and new research questions. This event kicked off the new year for this collaborative enterprise by presenting an…
View original post 686 more words