Fears and Angers: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (CfP, London, 19-20 June 2017)

This 2-day conference is organised by the QMUL Centre for the History of the Emotions and the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions. It will take place in the Arts Two Building, Mile End Campus, Queen Mary University of London. According to the wheel of emotions created by the psychologist Robert Read the full article…

Call for Review: ‘An Ethnographic Account of Reiki Practice in Britain’ by Dori-Michelle Beeler

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer An Ethnographic Account of Reiki Practice in Britain (Dori-Michelle Beeler, 2016) for review, which explores constructions of well-being among Reiki practitioners in the UK. Further information about the themes under study can be found at Cambridge Scholars Press. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. An Ethnographic Account of Reiki Read the full article…

Call for Review: ‘Phenomenology of Illness’ by Havi Carel

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer Phenomenology of Illness (Havi Carel, 2016) for review, which positions illness as a philosophical tool. Further information about the themes under study can be found at Oxford University Press. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. The experience of illness is a universal and substantial part of human existence. Like death, illness Read the full article…

“Academic primary health care: an interdisciplinary endeavour” (Public lecture, Stockton-On-Tees, 26 April 2017)

Durham University’s Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing is pleased to announce that this year’s Wolfson Annual Lecture will be given by Professor Trish Greenhalgh, Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences at Oxford University. Her lecture will review progress in primary health care as an academic discipline from the 1960s to the present day, and Read the full article…

“Thinking in Cases” by John Forrester (CfP, Review Symposium, History of the Human Sciences)

“Thinking in Cases”: Review Symposium on John Forrester’s monograph and his research on “cases” Call for submissions to History of the Human Sciences journal As part of our celebration of the work of the incomparable John Forrester, the journal History of the Human Sciences (HHS) is hosting a review symposium around John’s final work: Thinking in Cases Read the full article…

Spirituality and Recovery Conference 2017 (CfP, Durham, 12-14 July 2017)

The Project for Spirituality, Theology and Health at Durham University in association with Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to announce its third conference exploring good practice in spirituality and mental health care. As more and more mental health service providers embrace a recovery approach to care, this conference will provide opportunities Read the full article…

Too Much Medicine: Exploring the Relevance of the Philosophy of Medicine to Medical Research and Practice (CfP, University of Oxford, 19-20 April 2017)

This cross-disciplinary conference will explore the emerging problem of ‘too much medicine’ (TMM) including overdiagnosis and overtreatment. TMM is likely to benefit from an interdisciplinary perspective for several reasons. One cause of TMM is arguably ‘disease mongering’ where for example risk factors are interpreted as diseases and treated as such. This is related to the Read the full article…

Embodied Belonging: In/Exclusion, Health Care, and Well-Being in a World in Motion (CfP, Freie Universität Berlin, 4-7 October 2017)

This workshop is organised by the Work Group Medical Anthropology at the German Anthropological Association Conference “Belonging: Affective, moral, and political practices in an interconnected world”. Increasing human mobility and worldwide migration processes of varying scope are provoking new experiences and practices of belonging related to the body, health care, and well-being. This is significant Read the full article…

Job opportunity: BMJ Editor-in-Chief Medical Humanities

The Institute of Medical Ethics and BMJ are looking for the next Editor-in-Chief who can continue to shape Medical Humanities into a dynamic resource for a rapidly evolving field. Candidates should be active in the field, keen to facilitate international perspectives and maintain an awareness of trends and hot topics. The successful candidate will act Read the full article…

Spirituality and Mental Health (Conference, University of Huddersfield, 11 July 2017)

This one-day conference is being delivered by the University of Huddersfield in conjunction with the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SWYPT). It is open to all health and social care professionals, community and voluntary sector workers, service users and carers. Spirituality is innately human and is concerned with what gives people hope, meaning Read the full article…