Mapping wellbeing: Expanding our horizons through ‘untranslatable’ words

Free Public Lecture

Mapping wellbeing: Expanding our horizons through ‘untranslatable’ words

Room 230
234 Queensberry Street

Parkville

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Are there positive experiences which can't be expressed in English, but which there are words for in other languages? If so, what is the significance of these so-called untranslatable words? These are the questions that will be explored in this presentation, in which Tim Lomas will share the latest updates on his ‘positive cross-cultural lexicography’ project which aims to explore untranslatable words relating to wellbeing from across the world’s languages.

Dr Tim Lomas has been a lecturer in positive psychology at the University of East London since April 2013. Tim completed his PhD at the University of Westminster in 2012, where his thesis focused on the impact of meditation on men's mental health.

PresentersDr Tim Lomas

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