Book Launch

Mattering the Invisible: Bodies, Technologies and the Realm of the Spectral

with Dr. Jack Hunter and Dr. Diana Espírito Santo

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The Sophia Centre is proud to announce the publication of Mattering the Invisible: Technologies, Bodies and the Realm of the Spectral, edited by Diana Espirito Santo and Jack Hunter.

This radical new book brings together an international cast of contributors to explore some of the many different ways that matter is active in expressing the invisible - from the role of the body in manifesting spirits in mediumship, communications with UFOs through radios, and hunting for ghosts with EMF meters, to the efforts of meteorologists and physicists to make sense of hidden forces and processes, and more. This book suggests that machines, people, and invisible beings are much more entangled than we might at first expect.

This online event will be introduced by Prof. Nicholas Campion and will feature brief talks from the contributors introducing their chapters, including Diana Espirito Santo, Jack Hunter, Miguel Algranti, Anastasios Panagiotopoulos, Ehler Voss, Andrea Lathrop Ligueros, Renzo Taddei, Anne Dippel and Ruy Llera Blanes.

When & Where?

Join us on June 7th at 4pm BST on Zoom to celebrate the release of this exciting new book.

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Dr. Diana Espírito Santo currently works as Associate Professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She has published many articles and has co-edited four volumes, including The Social Life of Spirits (2013, University of Chicago Press) with Ruy Blanes.

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Dr. Jack Hunter is an anthropologist exploring the borderlands of consciousness, religion, ecology and the paranormal. He is an Honorary Research Fellow with the Alister Hardy Religious Experience Research Centre, and a tutor with the Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, where he teaches on the MA in Ecology and Spirituality and the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology. He is the author of Spirits, Gods and Magic (2020) and Manifesting Spirits (2020), and is the editor of Greening the Paranormal (2019), Damned Facts (2016) and Talking with the Spirits (2014)


Entrance is free, but you must register to attend the online event.

When you register you will be sent a confirmation email with a discount code for the book.

Zoom registration is being used for the book launch. People should click on this link to register.