Registration now open: 2nd NNMHR Congress (Conference, Leeds, 21-21 September 2018)

The Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research (NNMHR) was founded in 2013 with the purpose of connecting individuals and institutions working in this dynamic area of interdisciplinary research. The network numbers scholars, practitioners, health professionals, artists and health advocates amongst its members and held its first Congress at Durham University in September 2017. Registration is Read the full article…

New Research in the History of Medicine and Science (Workshop, Durham, 22 June 2018)

The Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease (CHMD) is a Research Centre that provides a focus for cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research and postgraduate education in the history of medicine, health, disease, and medical ethics.  Its forthcoming workshop, New Research in the History of Medicine and Science, will take place on Friday, 22 June 2018, Read the full article…

Four New Project Shorts published for Working Knowledge: practical resources for anyone involved in interdisciplinary research

Following a British Academy and Wellcome-funded workshop on Collaboration in the Critical Medical Humanities held in Durham in September 2017, four new Project Shorts have just been published as part of Working Knowledge, a collection of practical resources developed 3 years ago by Hearing the Voice for anyone interested in embarking on or funding interdisciplinary Read the full article…

Medical Humanities Conference “Why care to write?” (CfP, Ulm University, 5-6 December 2018)

A Medical Humanities Conference – “Why care to write?” – is being organised at the Institute of the History, Philosophy and Ethics of Medicine, Ulm University on  December 5th–6th, 2018. Few topics have shaped literature as much as illness, pain and dying. Already in antiquity, there were writers who dealt with medical issues, and healers Read the full article…

2018 International Health Humanities Consortium Conference, Stanford: A snapshot and two questions (Review by Emily Troscianko, University of Oxford)

In late April, the 2018 International Health Humanities Consortium Conference happened in the palm-treed glamour of the Stanford Medical School. It was my first major medical/health humanities conference, and I was really encouraged to see how much is happening in this field in the US. There were panel sessions introducing a range of undergrad and Read the full article…

“Qui a peur des humanités médicales ?”/ “Who’s afraid of medical humanities?” (Workshop, Paris, 18 June 2018)

Le projet Paré at Sorbonne University is organising a one-day workshop on June 18th 2018, with talks in both English and French. Speakers include Angela Woods (Durham University) : “Collaboration in the Critical Medical Humanities”, Hervé Chneiweiss (CNRS, président du comité d’éthique de l’INSERM): “L’éthique à l’ère de la médecine génomique” and Laurens de Rooy (Department of Anatomy and Read the full article…

Cultural Histories of Air and Illness (Conference, Warwick, 8-9 June 2018)

Air has always had an influence on the health of individuals, societies, cities, and nations. From Hippocrates’s belief that air affected the human body to Victorian medical theories on tropical climates and bad air as the source of disease, air was understood to have a direct effect on health and to be a cause of Read the full article…

New Seed Scheme Launched: Funding available to support research initiatives across the NNMHR

The NNMHR has been awarded a generous Small Grant* from the Wellcome Trust to enable us to continue supporting innovative and critical medical humanities research across the network. We are delighted to announce that the first round of the NNMHR Seed Scheme is now open. Applications are invited from researchers at any of the ten Read the full article…

Substance Use and Abuse in the Long Nineteenth Century (CfP, Edge Hill University, 13-14 September 2018)

  This two-day interdisciplinary conference examines the changing roles of drugs and chemical substances in the history, literature and medical discourses of the long nineteenth century. Speakers include Professor Susan Zieger, University of California Riverside, Dr Noelle Plack, Newman University and Dr Douglas Small, University of Glasgow. ‘The body (follow me closely here) lies at the Read the full article…

FLUX: Responding to Head and Neck Cancer (Exhibition, Chicago, 18 May-19 August 2018)

    The International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago, is pleased to announce the opening of “FLUX: Responding to Head and Neck Cancer,” an exhibition curated by Dr Lianne McTavish, Professor of the History of Art, Design and Visual Culture at the University of Alberta. Presenting artists include Brad Necyk, Heather Huston, Ingrid Bachmann, Jill Ho-You, Read the full article…

Crossing the (B)order of Immersion: Phantasmal Intersubjectivity, Co-Presence and the Emersivity of Literary Characters (Seminar, Durham, 23 May 2018)

The next Inventions of the Text seminar will take place on Wednesday 23 May, at 17.30 in the Seminar Room of the Department of English Studies (Hallgarth House, 77 Hallgarth Street, Durham DH1 3AY). Dr Marco Bernini (Durham) will be giving a paper titled: Crossing the (B)order of Immersion: Phantasmal Intersubjectivity, Co-Presence and the Emersivity of Literary Characters. Dr Read the full article…