An Encounter with the Institute of Medical Humanities, University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston

Late this October, three of us from the Centre for Medical Humanities, Durham University, packed our summer clothes and headed West and South to visit our colleagues at the well-established Institute of Medical Humanities in Galveston. The Medical Branch of the University of Texas (UTMB) opened in 1891 at Galveston, establishing its claim as the Read the full article…

CFP: Affect, Subjectivity & Social Order/Disorder Conference

Affect, Subjectivity and Social Order/Disorder – The 4th Conference of the Psychosocial Studies Network To be hosted by the School of Applied Social Science, University of Brighton, June 10th-11th, 2011 CALL FOR PAPERS Attention to the affective dimensions of social dynamics and social order has been a core characteristic of recent psychosocial research in a Read the full article…

One week, two seminars, Part Two: ‘Experiencing and Celebrating Fatness’

The second seminar: Experiencing and Celebrating Fatness. Since I was involved in organising this it is hard to get any critical distance. The seminar is part of a larger series on Fat Studies and HAES and this one provided a forum for engagement with fat activism. As such, the space of the seminar was important Read the full article…

One week, two seminars, Part One: ‘Retheorising Women’s Health’

A few weeks ago I attended two, two-day seminars run as part of ESRC seminar series. Both dealt with issues of embodiment and health in ways that offered interesting connections between the medical humanities and social science. Both seminar series have their own websites and as the co-organiser of one of them I will be Read the full article…

Pybus Seminar – Pandemics of hatred, pandemics of disease, from the Plague of Athens to AIDS

Prof. Samuel Kline Cohn (University of Glasgow) Pandemics of hatred, pandemics of disease, from the Plague of Athens to AIDS Wednesday 8th December 2010 5.30pm (Refreshments served from 5pm), Bedson Teaching Centre, Room 1.46, Newcastle University The lecture will outline several aspects of a new Wellcome project. By surveying pandemics from antiquity to the present, Read the full article…