Seminar - Being Moved to Move

Seminar - Being Moved to Move

The Research Unit Movement, Culture and Society (MoCS) at the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, SDU, is holding a seminar on affective dimensions in movement practices and how these can be investigated by combining phenomenology and qualitative research methodologies.

Seminar details

Date:  31st of March, 2020 from 8.45 – 18.00 

Location: SDU campus, Odense: Building 39, Lab for play and innovation.

Registration fee:  200,- DKK

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Registration will be open until the 24th of March, 2020.

Please be aware that the number of participants is limited to 50.  


Being Moved to Move

As indicated in the title the purpose of this seminar is two-fold. Firstly, it addresses the challenges of combining qualitative research methodologies and phenomenology. Following resent international debates on phenomenology and its application in academic fields outside philosophy, this first part of the seminar takes off from philosopher Dan Zahavi’s contribution and touches on ‘up to date’ issues on these challenges. Secondly, the seminar focuses on affectivity as an embodied aspect of our involvement in movement practices. With reference to philosopher Giovanna Colombetti’s and Joel Krueger’s phenomenological and enactive clarifications, affectivity is understood as our embodied capacity to be affected and touched in a meaningful way. A capacity, which in accordance with our sensorimotor system, works in extended ways and can be environmentally supported. In selected fields of activities, counting dance, yoga, football fans and eSports, the second part of the seminar, accordingly, puts these phenomenological clarifications on affectivity into use and analyses the affective aspects that characterise the ways participants are involved and caught up in different kinds of movement practicing. This second part thereby also demonstrates and exemplifies how methodological challenges can be met in constructive ways. All presentations will include time for discussions.

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