MA/MSc Studentships in the Centre for Medical Humanities

Durham University Centre for Medical Humanities wishes to recruit high calibre students for two funded taught MA/MSc studentships in the academic year 2012-13.  The studentships are fully funded including a stipend of £12,040 and fees of £5,600.  The aim of these studentships is to recruit graduates who intend to pursue doctoral study at Durham in Read the full article…

Emotional Experience in Depression: A Philosophical Study – Project Web Site Launch

Emotional Experience in Depression: A Philosophical Study is a three-year project led by Professor Matthew Ratcliffe (Durham University) and Professor Achim Stephan (University of Osnabruck). Its aim is to provide the first ever detailed, systematic philosophical study of the nature and role of altered mood, emotion and feeling in depression. Researchers have explored topics such Read the full article…

Smoke Free in Singapore: SIG members attend the World Conference on Tobacco or Health

Three members of the Smoking Interest Group (including myself, Andrew Russell and Sue Lewis) have been in Singapore to attend the 15th World Conference on Tobacco or Health.   This is a huge three-yearly conference bringing together 2600 delegates working in all aspects of tobacco control – from youth workers to academics to public health clinicians Read the full article…

CMH Researchers Shine at the School of Medicine and Health Postgraduate Research Day

On Wednesday 21st March the School of Medicine and Health held its annual Postgraduate Research Conference. As well as being a celebration of the achievements of postgraduate students, the event was also a strong reminder of the heterogeneity of topics studied and of methods used by research teams within the School. It was fabulous to Read the full article…

Nomadic concepts in the social sciences (Seminar, 15-16 June 2012, Newcastle University)

‘Nomadic concepts in the social sciences’ 15-16 June 2012 School of Historical Studies, Newcastle University Project leader: Prof. Olivier Christin (Neuchâtel) Host: Dr Luc Racaut (Newcastle). Many expressions that designate social groups, ideologies, chronological markers or simply summarize the organization of the contemporary world seem perfectly natural and without ambiguity for those who translate them Read the full article…

Asylum and Post Asylum Spaces – Contemporary and historical perspectives on ‘shelter, treatment and care’ (Seminar, Durham University, 17 April)

Asylum and Post Asylum Spaces – Contemporary and historical perspectives on ‘shelter, treatment and care’ Geography Seminar, Durham University 17 April 2012 Turner Room, Van Mildert College RSVP: To  Nicola Bramfitt by Friday 30 March 2012. 11.00 – 11.30              Coffee and Introductions 11.30 – 12.00              Post grad Presentation Hazel Morison: ‘Exploring the interior of Glasgow’s Read the full article…

Bodies in Motion (Royal Anthropological Institute events, April 2012)

Bodies in Motion is a series of evening events and exhibitions that explores the relationship between human movement, space and expression. The Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy St, London W1T-5BT 6:30pm-8:30pm Friday 13th April, Tuesday 17th April, Wednesday 18th April, Thursday 26th April, Monday 30th April The way in which we move our bodies can Read the full article…

Measures of Subjective Well-being for Public Policy (Conference, Leeds, 13-15 July 2012)

“Measures of Subjective Well-being for Public Policy” is an interdisciplinary international conference taking place at the University of Leeds, 13-15 July, 2012.  Keynote speakers for the conference include Richard Layard, Peter Railton, Valerie Tiberius and Dan Haybron. The conference aims to bring together philosophers and non-philosophers – from psychologists and sociologists to economists and public Read the full article…

Phenomenology, Aesthetics and The Arts (Conference, 30 March-1 April, Cork)

Phenomenology, Aesthetics and The Arts 30th March – 1st April, 2012 Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland Joint Conference of The Irish Phenomenological Circle and The British Society for Phenomenology, organized by Dr. Tony O’Connor and Dr. Julia Jansen, Philosophy, University College Cork, Ireland Keynote Speakers: Paul Crowther (National University of Ireland, Galway) Joanna Hodge (Manchester Read the full article…