Pybus Seminar in the History of Medicine – Elena Carrera, ‘Madness and Passions in Early Modern Spain’ – Wednesday 4 May

PYBUS SEMINAR IN THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE Sponsored by the Northern Centre for the History of Medicine Supported by the Wellcome Trust ‘Madness and Passions in Early Modern Spain’ Dr Elena Carrera (Queen Mary, University of London) Wednesday 4th May 2011 5.30pm (Refreshments served from 5pm) Venue: Bedson Teaching Centre, Room 1.46, Newcastle University This Read the full article…

“How do we better understand, and change, people’s behaviour in relation to symptoms?” – Qualitative Health Research Workshop June 23

How do we better understand, and change, people’s behaviour in relation to symptoms? Thursday 23rd June, Wolfson Research Institute, Queen’s Campus, Stockton The Durham Qualitative Health Research Group and ERDU present a half day workshop, comprising keynote speakers, break-out discussion sessions, and a plenary session focusing on ways forward and future research questions. Our aim Read the full article…

‘Rejecting Raging Hormones: The Socio-cultural Construction and Experience of Women’s Distress’ – Jane Ussher and Janette Perz Seminar Wednesday 18 May

The Durham Gender and Sexuality Research Network present: A seminar by Professor Jane Ussher and Associate Professor Janette Perz (University of Western Sydney) ‘Rejecting Raging Hormones: The Socio-cultural Construction and Experience of Women’s Distress’ Wednesday 18 May, 3-6pm Birley Room, Hatfield College Refreshments will be available All are welcome Abstract: For centuries, expert explanations for Read the full article…

Review of a conference to mark the centenary of Daniel Paul Schreber’s Death

I was lucky enough to attend an extraordinary conference over the break entitled: “Daniel Paul Schreber centenary – 200 years of Sonnenstein: The Modern Experience and the Performance of Paranoia.” The full report appears here on H-Madness, the history of psychiatry blog. Here are some additional photos: A video of Frauke Frech’s performance intervention is Read the full article…

Late reflections on Exeter’s one day conference ‘From the Cradle to the Grave: Reciprocity and Exchange in the making of Medicine and the Modern Arts’

With a week’s reflection under my belt I think the time has come for sharing perspectives. Sarah Atkinson has given a useful overview of the event and some of her highlights, and I’d like to lay out six of the ideas that caught my imagination. The points are chronologically rather than thematically presented. During her Read the full article…

‘A Willfulness Archive': Sara Ahmed Seminar Wednesday 11 May

 The Centre for Medical Humanities and the Department of Geography present Professor Sara Ahmed, Goldsmiths A Willfulness Archive Wednesday 11 May, 2pm – 5pm Room W007, Main Geography Building A willfulness archive is what we assemble when we ‘follow willfulness around’, tracking where willfulness goes, and ‘in what’ or ‘in whom it is found.  We Read the full article…

Reading for Wellbeing Conference 17 May

Reading for Wellbeing Conference Floral Pavilion, New Brighton, Wirral, CH45 2JS Tuesday, 17th May With very special guest speakers from the USA: Pulitzer and Orange prize-winning novelist, Marilynne Robinson (Gilead and Home), and acclaimed author and researcher Professor Maryanne Wolf (Proust and the Squid); plus Professor Rick Rylance (AHRC) and Sue Charteris (Shared Intelligence).   Read the full article…

“Social impact of cultural access and creativity: Urban Cultural Policies in Mexico City” – Ana Rosas Mantecón Seminar Wednesday 18 May

The Centre for Medical Humanities and the Medical Anthropology Research Group present: “Social impact of cultural access and creativity: Urban Cultural Policies in Mexico City” a seminar by Ana Rosas Mantecón, Anthropology Department, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana México and Visiting Fellow, Goldsmiths College, University of London. Wednesday 18thMay, 4 – 6.00 Anthropology Seminar Room, Dawson Building, Read the full article…

Emotion, Self and Time – Conference in Geneva, May 20-21

Thumos (the Genevan research team on emotions, values and norms), the Philosophy Department at the University of Geneva, and the Swiss National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) for the Affective Sciences are pleased to announce the following 2-day conference: Emotion, Self and Time May 20-21 2011, in Geneva, Switzerland Organized by Julien Deonna (University Read the full article…