Accounts of Illness in Historical and Modern Texts (Conference, Oxford, 27 June 2017)

Dr Katherine Southwood (Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford) is hosting a conference on ‘Accounts of Illness in Historical and Modern Texts: Exploring Methods in Medical Humanities Research Across Disciplines’. How can historical and modern accounts of illness experience which are textual be analysed in a methodologically rigorous way? It is vitally important Read the full article…

Reconfiguration of Health and Welfare in different European settings (CfP, Brighton, 15-16 November 2017)

Papers are invited for an international workshop exploring the reconfiguration of health and welfare in different European settings, to be held in the University of Sussex in Brighton on the 15th-16th November 2017. Papers should address the ways in which austerity policies, welfare reforms or healthcare innovations relocate or relegate the work and practice of Read the full article…

Call for Review: ‘Nursing with a Message: Public Health Demonstration Projects in New York City’ by Patricia D’Antonio.

We are delighted to offer Nursing with a Message: Public Health Demonstration Projects in New York City (D’Antonio, 2017) for review. Whilst expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities, this book would be of particular interest to a reviewer with experience and expertise in the history of nursing or medicine in the United States. Read the full article…

‘Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring Physical Disability in American Culture and Literature’ reviewed by Dr Michelle S. Hite.

Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring Physical Disability in American Culture and Literature (Columbia University Press, 2017: Twentieth Anniversary Edition). Extraordinary Bodies, the Medical Humanities, and Civic Inclusion   Rosemarie Garland Thomson begins the twentieth anniversary edition of Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring Physical Disability in American Culture and Literature with a poignant Preface that reflects on the book’s cover Read the full article…

Augmented Selves: Disability, Care and the Posthuman (Workshop, Leeds, 13 June 2017)

An afternoon workshop Tuesday June 13th, 12-5pm, Alumni Room, School of English, University of Leeds Join the Augmenting the Body project team for our final event of the 2016-2017 academic year: a half-day workshop featuring papers on microchimerism and temporality, transplantation and disability, psychostimulants and work. Programme: 12 noon-1pm: Lunch 1-2pm: Margrit Shildrick 2.15-3.45pm: Panel with Read the full article…

Keynote Speakers Confirmed: Inaugural Congress of Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research (Conference, Durham, 14-15 September 2017)

NNMHR is delighted to announce two keynote speakers for its Inaugural Congress on 14-15 September in Durham. Ericka Johnson and Kristin Zeiler (Linköping University, Sweden) will jointly present “Embodiment, Materiality and Normativity in Medical Humanities”, bringing in insights from their respective areas of expertise: feminist phenomenology and feminist technoscience studies. The Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research  (NNMHR) was Read the full article…

MEDICINE AND/IN THEATRE (CfP, International Association of Theatre Critics webjournal)

The webjournal of the International Association of Theatre Critics (IATC), Critical Stages, invites contributions for issue No 17, Medicine and/in Theatre, due for publication in June 2018. Over the past decade there has been increased critical attention paid to the intersection of theatre and medicine; although the relationship between the two is far from new. Read the full article…

Interdisciplinarity in Practice: Medical Humanities Research Workshop for PGRs (Workshop, Leeds, 7 September 2017)

We warmly invite participants for a one-day workshop addressing the scholarly challenges and collaborative opportunities surrounding postgraduate research in the medical humanities. Increasing numbers of postgraduate students from a wide range of disciplines are undertaking work on human health, wellbeing, disease, and the body that entails interdisciplinary approaches. Conducting PhD research across disciplinary boundaries offers Read the full article…

‘Phenomenology of Illness’ reviewed by Dr Katherine Hall.

‘Phenomenology of Illness’ by Havi Carel (Oxford University Press, 2016). Vita Non Est Vivere, Sed Valera Vita Est: a review of Havi Carel’s Phenomenology of Illness. Martial’s epigram — life is not just being alive, but being well — is an appropriate epigram for The Phenomenology of Illness, which explores the concepts of illness and Read the full article…

Collaboration in the Critical Medical Humanities (Intensive workshop for ECRs, Durham, 11-13 September 2017)

This  intensive 3-day workshop for early career researchers will take place Monday 11 – Wednesday 13 September 2017 at Durham University, with the support of the British Academy and the Wellcome Trust. Work in the critical medical humanities brings together scholars from the arts, humanities, social and life sciences, health professionals, patient advocates, carers and Read the full article…