English Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in the Centre for Medical Humanities

Applications are invited for two Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions in the Department of English Studies, Durham University. The first post is funded by the Centre for Medical Humanities, Durham which is supported by a Strategic Award in the Medical Humanities from the Wellcome Trust. The post will be tenable for one year, from 1st October Read the full article…

Hearing the Voice: Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in English, Psychology, Philosophy

The Hearing the Voice project team is looking to appoint three Postdoctoral Research Fellows in the Departments of Philosophy, Psychology and English at Durham University to start from 1 October 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter. We are looking for highly motivated individuals capable of conducting internationally excellent research into voice-hearing, and for people Read the full article…

Arts and Health Perfect Bedfellows at Olympics Opening

Mike White writes: The most resonant image, for me, from the post-modernist jamboree of the Olympics opening ceremony was that of hundreds of children bouncing on NHS beds.   Daring to epitomise our national values at a global sporting event in a concern for the health and imagination of children produced a populist tableau that will Read the full article…

“Oral phenomenology” Special Issue of Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences (CFP)

“Oral phenomenology” Special Issue of Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences Guest Editor: István Aranyosi (Bilkent University) The oral cavity is an anatomical unit most relevant to contemporary approaches in the philosophy and psychology of perception which consider the senses as integrated perceptual systems, and perception as an active phenomenon dependent on such systems (e.g. James Gibson’s Read the full article…

Getting Better: How Philosophy Can Help Things Improve – Prof Graham Parkes (Seminar, Durham Philosophy Department, 6 August 2012)

Readers of this blog are warmly invited to a talk by Professor Graham Parkes (UC Cork), entitled ‘Getting Better: How Philosophy Can Help Things Improve‘, hosted by the Applied Phenomenology Research Group, on Monday 6th August, 10.30am, in room 005, 48/49 Old Elvet. Abstract: ‘Our personal lives are full of things we would like to see get Read the full article…

Birthing Babies Together – A documentary aimed at finding common ground between all healthcare workers involved in obstetrical care

Danielle Lewis, Bailey Adams and Katie Stringer write: We wanted to share a medical student initiative with you call “Birthing Babies Together.” We are a group of three medical students from the University of Alberta creating an educational documentary.  We felt there was a need for more exposure to “normal birth & early neonatal life” Read the full article…

Ethnographic perspectives on ‘global mental health’, World Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES), University of Manchester (CfP, Conference, 5-10 August 2013))

Deadline extended to August 3rd, 2012 Paper submissions are invited for a panel titled: Ethnographic perspectives on ‘global mental health’ at The 17th World Congress of the International Union  of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES), University of Manchester, UK, 5-10 August 2013. Deadline: August 3rd, 2012 Panel LD36: Ethnographic perspectives on ‘global mental health’ Conveners Read the full article…

Theorising disability and chronic illness: Where next for perspectives in medical sociology?

The Social Theory and Health Annual Lecture has just been published and may be of interest to medical humanities scholars. Carol Thomas, “Theorising disability and chronic illness: Where next for perspectives in medical sociology?” Social Theory & Health 2012 (10): 209-228. Abstract: The proposal in this article is that the time is ripe for a Read the full article…

Shared Traumas, Silent Loss, Public and Private Mourning (Psychoanalysis and Politics Conference, London, October 2012)

Psychoanalysis and Politics: Shared Traumas, Silent Loss, Public and Private Mourning Autumn Symposium, 19 and 20 October British Psychoanalytical Society, 112a Shirland Road, London The symposium questions the junctions of the private and the public when it comes to trauma, loss and the work of mourning, which challenge our very notions of the individual and Read the full article…

Whither medical humanities? Navjeevan Singh reflects on the importance of including the humanities in the medical curriculum in India

Dr Satendra Singh, Assistant Professor of Physiology at the University College of Medical Sciences at the University of Delhi, writes: The current issue of the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics contains an essay “Whither Medical Humanities?” by Prof Navjeevan Singh, Coordinator, Medical Education Unit and founder Medical Humanities Group. It’s been 3 years since we started this endeavor and the Read the full article…