Where does it hurt? A new collection from the Wellcome Trust celebrates rich diversity of the medical humanities

What does it mean to be well? Or ill? And who, apart from you, really knows which is which? Contemporary definitions of medicine and clinical practice occupy just one small corner of a vast field of beliefs, superstitions, cultures and practices across which human beings have always roamed in the search to keep themselves, and Read the full article…

Promoting Public Mental Health and Wellbeing (Book Launch at the Wolfson Research Institute Stockton, 15 Jan 2015)

Promoting Public Mental Health and Wellbeing   by Jean Brown, Alyson Learmonth and Catherine Mackereth   Book Launch   Thursday 15th January 2015 12 – 2pm F009, Wolfson Building, Queens Campus, Durham University, Stockton-on-Tees, TS17 6BH   This book explores the social, economic, political, cultural and environmental factors that affect mental health and well-being on Read the full article…

Qualitative Research Methods courses at University of Oxford 2014/15

The Health Experiences Research Group, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford is offering the following programme of qualitative research methods courses 2014/15. Courses are very popular so please book early to avoid disappointment. For further details about each course or to make a booking, please visit our web site. INTRODUCTION TO Read the full article…

Persisting Selves: the practices and politics of keeping going and carrying on (CfP, Geography Conference, Edinburgh, June 2015)

Persisting Selves: the practices and politics of keeping going and carrying on 5th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies Edinburgh 10th-12th June 2015 What does it mean to ‘persist’, to carry on, to go beyond? What are the barriers through which bodies and selves begin to persist – e.g., through tiredness or hardship; when Read the full article…

Health Humanities: Pedagogies, Practices, Politics (CfP, Conference, Colorado 30 April – 2 May 2015)

Health Humanities: The Next Decade (Pedagogies, Practices, Politics) 30 April – 2 May 2015 The Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus will host the 4th International Health Humanities Conference. This cross-disciplinary and inter-professional conference will bring together scholars, educators, clinicians, health advocates, students, patients and caregivers in an Read the full article…

Medical Humanities Doctoral Fellowship (WiSER, South Africa, Closes 15 Dec 2014)

Medical Humanities DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP WiSER (Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research) has over the last twelve years established itself as the leading South African interdisciplinary research institute in the Humanities and Social Sciences, promoting local and international debate on the complexities of change in South Africa and Africa, understood from comparative and global perspectives. Read the full article…

University Academic Fellow at Leeds (Environmental and/or Medical Humanities)

The University of Leeds is seeking to recruit up to 250 exceptional early career academics to tenure track equivalent Academic Fellowships over the next three years. Whether you are looking to establish your academic career as a new fellow or already hold an existing funded fellowship and wish to bring it to the University of Read the full article…

University Academic Fellow in Medical Humanities at Leeds (Philosophy, Religion and History of Science)

The University of Leeds is seeking to recruit up to 250 exceptional early career academics to tenure track equivalent Academic Fellowships over the next three years. Whether you are looking to establish your academic career as a new fellow or already hold an existing funded fellowship and wish to bring it to the University of Read the full article…

Psychiatry beyond Scientism (CfP, Conference, Amsterdam January 22-24 2015)

Psychiatry Beyond Scientism: Exploratory Models, Professional Practices, and Socio-Cultural Contexts January 22-24, 2015 VU University Amsterdam Confirmed speakers: John Campbell (UC Berkeley, USA) Trudy Dehue (University of Groningen, Netherlands) Bill Fulford (University of Warwick, UK) John Sadler (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA) Mona Gupta (Université de Montréal, Canada) Marc Lewis (Radboud University, Netherlands) Read the full article…