Tilery Lanterns

Days Six and Seven Saturday’s community-run workshop went very well. A lot of folk came along. Over eighty were given a lunch of home made stew(corned beef or vegetable) with a crusty roll and a host of new lanterns were created. The mams were very pleased with their efforts. “It went really well. It was Read the full article…

Privatising Values

Stephen Pattison, Professor of Religion, Ethics and Practice at the University of Birmingham, and former Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Medical Humanities, offers the following observations on the current proposed NHS reforms: I’ve just returned from a well known, privately-owned franchised coffee bar that my institution has decided is better than employing its own Read the full article…

Tilery Lanterns 2011

Day Five Everyone pulled together last night to prepare for today. Nine University students, parents, Gilly and I finished making four large frames, each the size of a trestle table. Year 6 work in groups of 6-8 to decorate the frames with stars and patterns of their choice. and transform them into large lanterns that Read the full article…

The Hospital as Jungle : Tiger Country by Nina Raine at the Hampstead Theatre

Jane Macnaughton reviews Tiger Country: At the opening of Nina Raine’s new play about life in an acute hospital, Emily, the new junior doctor in A&E appears with a copy of the Oxford Handbook of Medicine stuffed in the pocket of her scrubs.  My heart gave a jump at the sight as it brought it Read the full article…

Aesthetics of Touch and the Medical Humanities

“Literature Between Medicine and Religion: Herder’s Aesthetics of Touch and the Emerging Field of Medical Humanities,” by CMH researcher Michael Mack, has recently been published in volume 94 of Neophilologus. The abstract reads as follows: “This article uses a reading of Herder’s early essay Sculpture to locate Herder’s place within the complex genealogies of thought Read the full article…

Clive Parkinson Seminar 16 February

The Centre for Medical Humanities presents the first research seminar of 2011: The Brightly Coloured Bell Jar Clive Parkinson, Director of Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan University 5:15pm to 7:00pm, 16 February 2011, Birley Room, Hatfield College Doctors in England in 2005 wrote 29 million prescriptions for anti-depressant drugs, costing over £400 million to Read the full article…

East Asia Medical Humanities Network

Toshitaka Adachi editor of the East Asian Medical Humanities (EAMHN)_Newsletter_No3.(Jan. 2011), writes: “EAMHN is a very young scholarly network established in Beijing in 2009. The primarily mission of the establishment is to create a platform for academics, practitioners and institutions in the region for exchanging their views and experiences to promote East Asian as well Read the full article…

CFP: Mastering the Emotions Conference, June 2011

Mastering the Emotions: Control, Contagion and Chaos, 1800 to the Present Day 16th-17th June 2011, Queen Mary, University of London CALL FOR PAPERS – DEADLINE 14th February 2011 Download the Mastering the Emotions CFP * Keynote Speakers * Sally Shuttleworth, St Anne’s College, Oxford University, UK Allan Young, McGill University, Montreal, Canada What does it Read the full article…

Medicine and Philosophy: A Twenty-First Century Introduction

Medicine and Philosophy: A Twenty-First Century Introduction, by Ingvar Johansson and Niels Lynøe, is now available for free download. From the publishers’ web site: “This textbook introduces the reader to basic problems in the philosophy of science and ethics, mainly by means of examples from medicine. It is based on the conviction that philosophy, medical Read the full article…