The Foetus Goes Public – Images of the Unborn from the Middle Ages to the Twenty-First Century – Exhibition at Durham University’s Queen’s Campus

The Foetus Goes Public: Images of the Unborn from the Middle Ages to the Twenty-First Century An exhibition of the history of the public images of embryos and foetuses will take place in the Holliday Building at Durham University’s Queen’s Campus in Stockton-on-Tees from Friday 7th October until Friday 9th December. ‘The Foetus Goes Public’ Read the full article…

The Smoking Interest Group Lights Up

The Smoking Interest Group (SIG), a collaboration between Durham University’s CMH and Affiliates in the Medical Anthropology Research Group, had its first public outing at a one day symposium supported by the Wolfson Research Institute and held at the Dowrick Suite at Trevelyan College on 21st September.   Around 40 invited national and international scholars and Read the full article…

Centre for Medical Humanities Postgraduate Group – First Meeting 13 October 2011

We are a group of postgraduate students working in various disciplines and on a wide variety of topics and will be meeting on a regular basis (once every month or two) to discuss different medical humanities related themes and events. The meeting will usually be held on Thursday mornings, from 10am-12noon, which normally coincides with Read the full article…

The Sublime Object of Psychiatry: Schizophrenia in Clinical and Cultural Theory

As the editor of this bog, I am going to do what it is I am always encouraging my colleagues in the Centre for Medical Humanities, and indeed the medical and health humanities community more broadly, to do, and that is write a short post on a recent publication. I’d also like to mark a Read the full article…

Human bodies: donation for medicine and research, Launch Seminar, Tuesday 11 October

Human bodies: donation for medicine and research Tuesday 11 October 2011, 14:00-17:00 (lunch from 13:00) Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX Following an 18-month inquiry, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics will publish a report which considers the ethical issues that arise when people are asked to donate bodily material to benefit others. Many Read the full article…

Medicine Unboxed 2011: Medicine and Values, Cheltenham, 15 October 2011

Medicine Unboxed is a project which looks to engage the public and healthcare professionals jointly, on a view of medicine that is necessarily more than the technical – one informed by the humanities and demanding an appraisal of patient experience, clinical ethics and the goals of medicine. We see that a dialogue around the goals Read the full article…

CFP – Understanding and Working with the Consequences of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Nottingham, 8-10 November 2011

Asylum Associates & MMU Present a Three Day Congress Understanding and Working with the Consequences of Childhood Sexual Abuse 8th, 9th & 10th November 2011 Center Parcs, Sherwood Forest, Nottingham NG22 9DN Child sexual abuse is a global problem that has long term negative effects on many women and men. This congress will highlight some Read the full article…

The Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival

The Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival is now one of the largest arts and health events in the world with tens of thousands of attenders expected at almost 300 events taking place between 1-24 October. This year the Festival is running have 10 provocative and entertaining learning events taking mental health and memory Read the full article…

CFP – Cripples, Idiots, Lepers, and Freaks – New York, March 2012

Cripples, Idiots, Lepers, and Freaks: Extraordinary Bodies / Extraordinary Minds The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, March 22 – 23, 2012 Could disability be, as Susan Wendell writes, “valued for itself, or for the different knowledge, perspective, and experience of life” it gives rise to? This conference seeks to continue—and to Read the full article…

4th International Philosophy and Medicine Roundtable, November 2-3, Spain

4th INTERNATIONAL PHILOSOPHY OF MEDICINE ROUNDTABLE University of the Basque Country Donostia – San Sebastian, Spain Sponsored by the Faculty of Philosophy and Education Sciences (UPV/EHU), and the Department of Logic, History and Philosophy of Science (UNED) Registration and more information here. 2011 PROGRAM Wednesday, November 2 8: 45 Welcome to the Roundtable: Jeremy Simon Read the full article…