‘Care of the Body: spaces of practice’ – Announcing a new special issue of Social & Cultural Geography

‘Care of the Body: spaces of practice,’ edited by Centre for Medical Humanities Associate Director Sarah Atkinson, Victoria Lawson and Janine Wiles, is the latest special issue of Social & Cultural Geography. From the editors’ introduction: “Care—concept, emotion, practice, politics, moral exhortation—is a starting point for a range of critical geographies. Care affords geographers a Read the full article…

‘Gender, Sex and Sexualities: A Day of Provocations’ Friday 23 September 2011

The Centre for Medical Humanities, in partnership with the Gender and Sexuality Research Network, is delighted to announce that Durham University’s first interdisciplinary research day on Gender, Sex and Sexualities will be held on Friday 23 September 2011. Full details of the programme are available here. To register, please complete the form here. There is Read the full article…

The Smoking Interest Group Inaugural Symposium September 21 2011

The Smoking Interest Group (SIG) was established at Durham in October 2010 and aims to use insights from the humanities and social sciences to develop a more nuanced understanding of the experience of smoking and the reality of smokers’ lives. SIG is located in the Centre for Medical Humanities at Durham University and is led Read the full article…

3 Postdoctoral Positions in 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, seeks to appoint three exceptional postdoctoral researchers to contribute to research projects in the history of emotions in Europe, c. 1100-1800. Link on the links below to download full position descriptions: Research Associate Emotions Read the full article…

CFP – Thinking Feeling: Critical Theory, Culture, Feeling – University of Sussex May 2012

 Thinking Feeling: Critical Theory, Culture, Feeling 18-19 May 2012, University of Sussex ‘Happiness is obsolete: uneconomic’ (Theodor Adorno, Minima Moralia) As the recent UK riots indicate, there is no escaping the fact that economics provokes, amongst other things, strong feelings. Whether we like it or not, a neoliberal language of economics now pervades and colours Read the full article…

CFP – Music and the Body – University of Hong Kong Centre for the Humanities and Medicine Conference, March 2012

Music and the Body 9–11 March 2012 The University of Hong Kong Deadline for submission of abstract: 1 November 2011 Organiser: Department of Music and the Centre for the Humanities and Medicine, The University of Hong Kong Theme What is the relationship between music and the body? Almost everything concerning music is quintessentially related to Read the full article…

Disability and Life Writing: Special Issue of the Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies now available

Disability and Life Writing Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies (Volume 5, Issue 3) Guest Editor: G. Thomas Couser Articles Introduction: Disability and Life Writing G. Thomas Couser (Hofstra University) On a Scale from 1 to 10:  Life Writing and Lyrical Pain Susannah Mintz (Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY) Disability and Self Life Read the full article…

The Evolution of Disgust: From Oral to Moral – Conference January 2012, Bielefeld, Germany

The Evolution of Disgust: From Oral to Moral January 4-7, 2012 ZiF Center for Interdisciplinary Research (Bielefeld, Germany) Long overlooked, disgust has recently received increasing attention from a wide variety of disciplines, indicating that it plays an important role in many areas where its influence had not previously been considered, such as various forms of Read the full article…

American Art Resources & Society for the Arts in Healthcare: Environmental Arts Research Grant

A $1,000 award, sponsored by American Art Resources, Houston, will be provided to a Principal Investigator to conduct or supplement Arts in Healthcare research. Society members from all countries are invited to apply. Selection will be made on the merit, innovation, and feasibility of the research proposal. Full details of the scheme and instructions on how to Read the full article…

A Follow-up Workshop on the Phenomenology of Depression – Thursday 22 September 2011

You are invited to attend a half-day workshop, on Thursday 22nd September, as part of a three year research project Emotional Experience in Depression: A Philosophical Study, funded by the AHRC and DFG. This event follows on from The Phenomenology of Depression: A Workshop. The workshop will take place in room 005 at the Department Read the full article…