Martyn Evans’ New Zealand Travelogue – Part 3

Thursday 31st March. Everyone is familiar with the grandiose in New Zealand’s landscapes – they deservedly enjoy the biggest starring role in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy. But just as striking are New Zealand’s miniatures, particularly the soft margins in which the South Island’s east-coast settlements have emerged – the rolling round-topped hills, Read the full article…

Martyn Evans’ New Zealand Travelogue – Part 2

Tuesday 29th March. A regular work-day begins. At breakfast, the regional daily, the Otago Daily Times, has the kind of front page headline that can shock only in a small town: ‘Log trailer overturns: resident “pretty worked up”‘. Boundless joy. The peninsula bus drops us off near the hospital and we thank Perry, today’s driver. Read the full article…

Invitation to the Launch of Durham University Oriental Museum’s “Illness and Medicine” Exhibition

Durham University Oriental Museum invites readers of the Medical Humanities blog to the launch of: Illness and Medicine Saturday 16 April 2011, 6-8pm A pioneering exhibition designed by young people, aged 16-18, charting the treatment of illness around the world. This exhibition has been created entirely by local Durham sixth form students working with the Read the full article…

International Summer School in Affective Sciences August 2011 – Applications Now Open

In 2009, the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences launched its International Summer School in Affective Sciences (ISSAS). The third of these annual events will take place from August 22nd to 31st 2011 at the Château de Bossey, an 18th-century manor house located in an outstanding natural environment overlooking Lake Geneva and the French Alps. This Read the full article…

Thoughts on “The Phenomenology of Depression: A Workshop”

Emotional Experience in Depression: A Philosophical Study is a three-year AHRC-DFG funded project lead by Matthew Ratcliffe and Achim Stephan. Its aim, quite simply, is “to provide the first ever detailed, systematic philosophical study of the nature and role of altered mood, emotion and feeling in depression.” The Phenomenology of Depression, organised principally by Durham-based Read the full article…

9 Postdoctoral positions with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions

The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions in collaboration with The University of Western Australia, The University of Adelaide, The University of Melbourne, The University of Sydney and The University of Queensland, seeks to appoint nine exceptional postdoctoral researchers to contribute to research projects in the history of emotions Read the full article…

Transformative Difference: Disability, Culture and the Academy – Conference September 2011 – CFP

Transformative Difference: Disability, Culture and the Academy Wed 7 – Thurs 8 September 2011 Liverpool Hope University, UK Keynote speakers: Prof. Len Barton (University of London), Prof. Fiona Kumari Campbell (Griffith University, Brisbane), Prof. Dan Goodley (Manchester Metropolitan University), Prof. Stuart Murray (Leeds University) It is now widely recognised that a critical engagement with disability has the power to Read the full article…

Survivors of Torture – Broken Minds and Voices: Seminar Monday 28 March

Survivors of Torture – Broken Minds and Voices Tony Wright, Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture The second seminar in the Newcastle Philosophical Society’s seminar series “Schizophrenia – 100 Years On” Monday 28th March 2011, 7pm The Cedar Room, Upstairs at the Dog and Parrot, 52 Clayton Street West, Newcastle, NE1 4EX. Read the full article…

A Short Film Project Giving A Voice To People With Disabilities

Click here or on the image above to see an ABC Stateline report on ‘The Lost Generation Project’. Simon Flavelle will be speaking about this project at a Centre for Medical Humanities seminar this Wednesday 23 March 5.15 – 7pm at St Chad’s College.