Professor Jane Schultz to Visit the Centre for Medical Humanities

Jane E. Schultz is Professor of English and Director of Literature at Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis, where she teaches courses in nineteenth century literature and culture and illness narrative. This Birth Place of Souls, an edition of one of the last extant American Civil War nursing diaries, was published by Oxford University Press in 2010. Her Women at the Front: Hospital Read the full article…

New MA/MSc in Spirituality, Theology and Health

Durham University announces a new MA/MSc in Spirituality, Theology & Health, to commence this autumn (academic year 2011-2012). This is an inter-disciplinary and inter-professional programme which can be pursued part-time or full-time. For more information download the Spirituality, Theology & Health MA – MSc Flyer or visit the Spirituality, Theology and Health web site. [twitter-follow screen_name=’mdiclhumanities’]

Sneak Preview: 8th AMH Conference: The Drama of Medicine – All the Ward’s a Stage – 11-13 July 2011

The 2011 AMH Conference Programme is taking shape and details will be published here as they become available. Complementing a terrific lineup of workshops and parallel sessions are the following five plenary presentations: Teaching Us What It Means To Be Human: Why Movies Move Us, Matthew Alexander Jacopo Coppa, ‘maker of entertainments’, and the paradox Read the full article…

Paul Lazarus introduces the 8th AMH Conference: The Drama of Medicine – All the Ward’s a Stage – 11-13 July 2011

 The Drama of Medicine: All the Ward’s a Stage The Association for Medical Humanities 8th Annual Conference University of Leicester 11 – 13 July 2011 Paul Lazarus, President of the Association for Medical Humanities writes on behalf of the 2011 Conference Organising Group: Plans for this are now well underway, and we have an exciting Read the full article…

Centre for Medical Humanities supports the Inaugural Durham Gender, Sex and Sexualities Research Day

The Gender and Sexualities Research Network (GASRN) provides an interdisciplinary forum for Durham academics and postgraduates to discuss and develop their research on gender, sex and sexuality. The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to support the inaugural Gender, Sex and Sexualities Research Day on Friday 23 September. The call for contributions is now open; Read the full article…

“Social impact of cultural access and creativity: Urban Cultural Policies in Mexico City” – Reflections on Ana Rosas Mantecón’s Seminar

The first of two reports on a CMH-MARG seminar by visiting academic Dr. Ana Rosas Mantecón: Part 1 – Ana’s presentation At CMH we explore a wide range of home grown and partner arts and cultural projects, which aim to inform pathways to ‘human flourishing’.  We also have links to a wealth of international initiatives Read the full article…

CMH Success with Wolfson Research Institute Blue Skies Grants

Jane Macnaughton writes: Working with our Affiliates, CMH has recently been very successful in attaining grants from the Wolfson Research Institute to develop two projects.  Bethan Evans, Kathrin Hörschelmann and Rachel Colls (from Geography), with Mary Robson, Mike White, and Sarah Atkinson have been awarded seedcorn funding from the WRI which matches funding from the Read the full article…

The Smoking Interest Group – SIG – will launch in September 2011

The Smoking Interest Group was established at Durham in October 2010 after a FUSE (Centre for Translational Research in Public Health) seminar in Newcastle revealed that there was a group emerging at Durham with the potential to develop a distinctive research focus in relation to smoking.  Most smoking research is carried out in the context Read the full article…

New Patient-Centric Perspectives in Medical Research – Conference in Rome October 2011

New Patient-Centric Perspectives in Medical Research: Ethical and Governance Challenges International Conference in Rome 28-29 October 2011 Over the past few years, there has been considerable debate over the regulations and guidelines required for the governance of genomic projects and biobanks. Consent from research participants is mandatory and it is now widely accepted that there Read the full article…

Arts-in-Health Critical Mass – International Gathering in Durham June 2011

Mike White writes: In June, the Centre for Medical Humanities is convening a ‘critical mass’ meeting in Durham of its international partners in community-based arts in health.  Leading practitioners and researchers in this field are coming from United States, Australia, South Africa and Ireland to reflect on shared issues in applying arts practice  to healthcare and medicine and to Read the full article…