Walking into existence - Friday series

09 September 2022 - 21 October 2022 10.30am - 12.30pm
Domain Theatre
Come on this splendid stroll with Dr Christopher Hartney as he demonstrates how humans have literally walked themselves into modern consciousness.

Over six weeks, and stretched out over 30,000 years, enjoy the biological, mental, artistic, poetic, musical, philosophical, cultural, and psychological conundrums that have led to us becoming us. Christopher will consider how the perimeters of modernity were set by walkers from the Classical Age of Greece through to the strollers of the Enlightenment, right up until the current times.

This lecture series will be held on Friday and repeated on Saturday in the Domain Theatre. Each session will be from 10.30am to 12.30pm with a short 10 minute water/stretch break at intermission.

Dr Christopher Hartney is a senior lecturer in the Department of Studies in Religion at the University of Sydney where he specialises in Vietnamese new religions, Religion and violence, and Sacred creativity.

Friday series

9-Sep - Walking and selfhood
16-Sep - Taking the long road to paradise
23-Sep - Strolling around Queen Anne’s London
7-Oct - Mountains of the mind
14-Oct - Antonio Gaudi meets the number 30 Tram
21-Oct - Where are we walking now?

Proudly sponsored by Arab Bank Australia and Sir William Dobell Art Foundation

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