Tilery Lanterns 2012 – Tales from the long weekend

The workshops were open for business Saturday and Sunday. As well as an array of small lanterns, there are some large, ambitious constructions this year. One family came in to continue work on their koi carp. They came with flasks and sandwiches, and  the fins, tail and whiskers they had made at home. Their children Read the full article…

Durham Doctoral Studentships in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Health (Applications close Friday 24 Feb)

The Faculty of Social Sciences & Health has available a number of prestigious Durham Doctoral Studentships for new, high-calibre PhD students who will be commencing their studies within the Faculty in October 2012. Full details about the scheme are available here, and applications close on Friday 24 Feb. Research staff at the Centre for Medical Humanities warmly Read the full article…

Representing Bioethics (CFP American Society for Bioethics & Humanities Annual Conference, October 2012, Washington)

The 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bioethics + Humanities (ASBH), “Representing Bioethics,” will take place October 18-21, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The call for papers is now open and abstracts will be accepted until 4:00pm (CST), March 5, 2012. The theme for the 2012 ASBH meeting “Representing Read the full article…

Tilery Lanterns – That Friday Feeling

Tonight’s post is from Tilery residents Corrie, Janette and Zana. They’ve been involved in every lanterns event and are stalwarts of the workshops – making and helping others to make. It includes contributions from other workshop participants. I woke up singing ‘Glory Hallelujah’ this morning! – Janette We’ve had a very very busy day today, Read the full article…

Tilery Lanterns 2012 – One Week to Go

Workshops have been underway since last Saturday and there is a room in school filled with lanterns waiting to be covered with tissue paper. The first day was given over to families. In true Tilery Primary School fashion, there was a hearty soup provided, served up by head teacher John Repton. It was a great Read the full article…

Ian Williams’ on ‘Graphic medicine: comics as medical narrative’ (Medical Humanities Journal)

Ian Williams’ article, Graphic Medicine: Comics as Medical Narrative has just been published in the BMJ’s Medical Humanities journal. Williams is an independent general practitioner, a comics artist (under the nom de plume Thom Ferrier) and editor of GraphicMedicine.org. The abstract reads: Among the growing number of works of graphic fiction, a number of titles Read the full article…

Belief (Medicine Unboxed Symposium, Cheltenham, November 2012)

Medicine Unboxed is an NHS project which describes a view of medicine which, whilst scientifically informed and technically good, is not reduced to the mechanical but elaborated by the arts and philosophy to a wider understanding of humanity, illness and medical care. We see this as a valuable platform for a necessary conversation between the Read the full article…

Who is Afraid of Michael Balint? Monica Greco (CMH Seminar, 22 Feb 2012, Durham University)

Who is Afraid of Michael Balint? Monica Greco Senior Lecturer in Sociology Goldsmiths College Wednesday 22 Feb, 5.15 St Chad’s College Followed by wine & canapés Michael Balint and the Balint method are often invoked in the writings of medical humanities scholars as historical precedents and a source of inspiration.  There has been, however, little Read the full article…

Tilery Lanterns 2012

As reported last year, Tilery primary school is the nearest to Durham University’s Stockton campus, and the Centre has built a strong relationship with the staff, pupils and community. February 2nd will see the fourth Tilery Lantern Parade, created with a view to hold an annual community event that will become a local tradition, with Read the full article…

Upcoming Medical Humanities Conferences – Abstracts Due by Jan 31

A reminder that the calls for papers for three fascinating medical humanities conferences close on January 31 2012: An interdisciplinary conference on Situating and Interpreting States of Mind 1700-2000 will be held at Northumbria University in Newcastle in June Sensualising Deformity: Communication and Construction of Monstrous Embodiment, another interdisciplinary conference held at the University of Read the full article…