Reviewer needed: ‘The Female Suffering Body: Illness and Disability in Modern Arabic Literature’ by Abir Hamdar

We are pleased to offer for review ‘The Female Suffering Body: Illness and Disability in Modern Arabic Literature‘ (Syracuse University Press, 2014) by Durham University’s very own Dr Abir Hamdar. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. ‘Although there is a history of rich, complex, and variegated representations of female illness in Read the full article…

The Lumen, a new magazine for literature and visual art dealing with illness and healthcare.

Magazine Launch and Readings – Friday April 24th All are welcome to celebrate the first edition of The Lumen, a magazine for new literature and visual art that arose from a student-led medical humanities group in Edinburgh. – Locally-dwelling contributors to the magazine will be reading their featured piece(s) and/or new work. – There will Read the full article…

The Many Births of the Test-Tube Baby (Public Lecture, University of York, 6 May 2015)

The Centre for Global Health Histories (CGHH) at the University of York is running a number public lectures in York in the coming months. Each one will be held in the Berrick Saul Building, University of York, Heslington West Campus, starting at 6.00pm. All are welcome to attend these events, admission is free and no Read the full article…

The Life of Breath Project in the Lancet Respiratory

CMH is pleased to annouce the latest article published from the Life of Breath Project in the Lancet Respiratory: Invisible suff ering: breathlessness in and beyond the clinic written by Havi Carel, Jane Macnaughton and James Dodd. This article highlights, among other things, the importance for a research focus on breathlessness and how this research can impact Read the full article…

Narrativity in the medical humanities (Reading Group, Birkbeck University, 22 April 2015)

The reading group for the Medical Humanities Centre at Birkbeck aims to create a space in which academics, clinicians and students can come together to explore key readings, ideas and materials in the field of medical humanities. Our endeavour is to find ways of talking across the different disciplines of the humanities and medicine, and we welcome participation from colleagues interested and engaged in these Read the full article…

Women, Illness and the Arts (CMH Affiliates’ Lunch, Durham University, 23 April 2015)

We warmly invite you to the next in our series of Affiliates’ Lunches on Thursday, 23rd April from 12-2pm at St Chad’s College. Professor Lucille Cairns and Dr Jac Saorsa will each present talks on the theme “Women, Illness and the Arts”. Abstracts: Professor Lucille Cairns ‘Bodily Dis-Ease in Contemporary French Women’s Writing: Two Case Studies’ Read the full article…

Nervousness and African Therapeutics in a Colonial Situation (Public Lecture, University of York, 16 April 2015)

The Centre for Global Health Histories (CGHH) at the University of York is running a number public lectures in York in the coming months. Each one will be held in the Berrick Saul Building, University of York, Heslington West Campus, starting at 6.00pm. All are welcome to attend these events, admission is free and no Read the full article…

Summer Course “Medical Humanities – Italian Perspectives” (Padova – Italy, 6 -11 September, 2015)

The Fondazione Lanza (Center for Advanced Studies in Ethics, Padova – Italy), in collaboration with the Chair of the History of Medicine at the University of Padua and the Department of Medical Humanities at the University of Marmara in Istanbul, is pleased to announce the Second Edition of the Summer Course in Medical Humanities, which Read the full article…

Sensory Modernism(s): Cultures of Perception (CfP, University of Leeds, 21 May 2015)

‘Sensory Modernism(s)’, seeks to address the interrelationship of modernism with sensory perception. The spirit of the conference is interdisciplinary, and invokes characterisations of modernism derived from a wide range of discursive domains. The one-day conference will be held at the University of Leeds on Thursday May 21. Keynote Speakers: Dr Richard Brown, Dr Christina Bradstreet, Read the full article…