Melancholy Minds and Painful Bodies: Genealogy, Geography, Pathogeny (CFP, Conference, University of Liverpool, 9-11 July 2013)

Melancholy Minds and Painful Bodies: Genealogy, Geography, Pathogeny University of Liverpool, 9-11 July 2013 Call for Papers *extended to April 30 * Strange Contraries in thee combine, Both hell and Heaven in thee meet, Thou greatest bitter, greatest sweet No pain is like thy pain, no pleasure too like thine. – John Norris, 1687 One Read the full article…

Call for papers: Canadian Medical Association Journal Holiday Reading – A Special Invitation to the Medical Humanities Community

Call for papers: Canadian Medical Association Journal Holiday Reading Every December CMAJ, Canada’s leading medical journal, publishes a Holiday Reading section featuring clever spoof research, humour, reflections, poetry and art related to the practice of medicine. We’ve been doing this since 1998 and it’s become a much anticipated annual treat for our readers. If you’d Read the full article…

Medical Humanities, History and Ethics Pre-Application Mentoring Workshop (Wellcome Trust, Manchester, 22 June 2012) – Limited Places Available

Medical History and Humanities and Ethics and Society Pre-application Mentoring Workshop Researchers thinking of applying to Wellcome Trust funding schemes in Medical History and Humanities or Ethics and Society, are invited to invite you to a Pre-application Mentoring Workshop. The Wellcome Trust is piloting this as a way to help you make your application stronger. Read the full article…

Cultivating Common Ground: Biology & the Humanities (Workshop, Reading, 18 July 2012)

Cultivating Common Ground: Biology & the Humanities What do biologists know and think of the humanities? And what do they make of those humanities scholars – literary critics and historians – who have made biology their area of study? University of Reading staff in the biological sciences and the humanities are currently seeking practising biologists Read the full article…

The Role of Non-medical Professions in the Health Humanities: A Roundtable Discussion (King’s College London, June 12 2012)

I am delighted to have been invited by King’s College to a roundtable discussion on the topic of the role of non-medical professions in the medical and health humanities. This is a topic that has been hotly debated on this blog, most recently in relation to Nicola White’s post Where are the Nurses? and in Read the full article…

Publishing and funding for early career health historians (Workshop, Glasgow Caledonian University, 27 June 2012)

PUBLISHING AND FUNDING FOR EARLY CAREER HEALTH HISTORIANS A FREE workshop and wine reception on Wednesday 27 June 2012 from 2.00pm to 6.30pm, at Glasgow Caledonian University, Deeprose Lecture Theatre, Govan Mbeki Building. The employment conditions facing final year PhD students and early career historians in the history of health and medicine are very challenging. Read the full article…

Happy Birthday to the History of Emotions Blog

The History of Emotions blog is one year old this week, and to mark the occasion the editors have put together a series of mini-posts asking ‘What is the history of emotions?’ The first one draws together some of the most useful online resources and recommended introductory readings, while the second offers a dozen different Read the full article…

Centrefold: An Animated Documentary about Labiaplasty – Invitation to a private screening, Thursday 7 June

Readers of the CMH blog are warmly invited to a private screening of Centrefold: An Animated Documentary about Labiaplasty, 11am Thursday 7 June at the Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle. Tickets are free but reservations are essential. To reserve a place please email the Centrefold project. More information is available from the Centrefold Web site. The Read the full article…

Review of the First Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland Symposium 2012

Cheryl McGeachan writes: The first Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland (MHRNS) Symposium took place last month in the School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow. Co-ordinated by Gavin Miller, David Shuttleton and Megan Coyer, the event consisted of a number of diverse, challenging and personal pieces based around the themes “Why Historicise?” and “Theory into Read the full article…

Clinical Bioethics & History and Philosophy of Medicine Conference (Bogota, Columbia, 28-29 August 2012)

JOINT MEETING OF THE 2ND FORUM ON CLINICAL BIOETHICS AND THE 1ST FORUM ON HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF MEDICINE PONTIFICAL XAVIERIAN UNIVERSITY, COLUMBIA BIOETHICS INSTITUTE RESEARCH GROUP ON BIOETHICS LINE OF RESEARCH ON CLINICAL BIOETHICS AND HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF MEDICINE BOGOTÁ, 28 – 29 AUGUST 2012 AUDITORIUM LUIS CARLOS GALÁN, PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD JAVERIANA Within Read the full article…