Emotions in/and Medical Anthropology (CfP, Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, 11-12 June 2015)

We are proud to announce the 6th annual MAYS encounter among young medical anthropology scholars taking place at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR). “Emotions in/and Medical Anthropology” This year we will explore the relation between medical anthropology and emotions. How do we conceptualize emotions as medical anthropologists? What counts as emotions? Emotions Read the full article…

New Book Series: Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture

In recent years, many disciplines within the humanities have become increasingly concerned with non-human actors and entities.  The environment, animals, machines, objects, weather, and other non-human beings and things have taken center stage to challenge assumptions about what we have traditionally called “the human.”  Informed by theoretical approaches like posthumanism, the new materialisms, (including Actor Network Read the full article…

Situating Efficacy: Biomedicine, Interdisciplinarity, and the Politics of Intervention (Symposium, Fondation Brocher, 16-17 February 2015)

Situating Efficacy: Biomedicine, Interdisciplinarity, and the Politics of Intervention February 16 – 17, 2015 Fondation Brocher, Geneva, Switzerland Although the randomized control trial (RCT) is considered the gold standard for evidence-based research in medicine, its findings of biomedical ‘efficacy’ under isolated test conditions stand apart from what affects the successful implementation and take up of Read the full article…

Introducing IJFAB: International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics.

IJFAB, edited by Mary C. Rawlinson, is a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to sustaining and expanding the latest scholarly research in feminist bioethics. It is the official publication of the International Network on Feminist Approaches to Bioethics (FAB) and provides a new forum within bioethics for feminist thought and debate on ethical issues related to Read the full article…

Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research workshops (Cfp, NNMHR University of Newcastle and Northumbria, 16 Jan 2015)

Following on from a fantastic session in Liverpool last month, we are pleased to announce that the preliminary schedule for the next in the series of Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research workshops has just been released. This workshop will take place on Friday 16th January 2015 at the University of Newcastle, and will be Read the full article…

Creative Writing from the Archive: R.D. Laing and Mental Health

We can think of Laing as a voice: Kooky, wise, sympathetic, abrasive, perhaps a voice, I think more and more, with a hint of Hume or Adam Smith in its cadences. To many, for sure, a voice of understanding – “Laing knows me far better than you: he speaks to me,” a patient, who’d never Read the full article…

Brocher Foundation – Call for 2016 Fellowship Proposals in Medical Humanities

The Brocher Foundation offers visiting researchers the opportunity to come at the Brocher Centre in a peaceful park on the shores of Lake Geneva, to write a book, articles, an essay or a PhD thesis. The visiting positions are an occasion to meet other researchers from different disciplines and countries as well as experts from Read the full article…

Philosophical Perspectives on ‘antisocial personality disorder’ (Workshop, 20 January 2015, London)

Philosophical Perspectives on ‘antisocial personality disorder’ Tuesday January 20th,2015 (9-30-5.00pm) Friends Meeting House, Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ The diagnosis of ‘antisocial personality disorder’ has a long and controversial history in various guises such as moral insanity, feeblemindedness and psychopathy. One of the important continuities between these has been the association with crime and other Read the full article…

Medicine of Words: Literature, Medicine, and Theology in the Middle Ages (CfP, Conference, 11-12 Sept 2015, Oxford)

Medicine of Words: Literature, Medicine, and Theology in the Middle Ages 11-12 September 2015 St Anne’s College, Oxford University Words, whether in poetry or prose, have a power beyond their meaning. They are capable not simply of expression but also of action; they can hurt or they can heal. Throughout the Middle Ages the potency Read the full article…

Hearing the Voice Research Seminar Series (2014-2015, Durham University)

The Hearing the Voice Research Seminar series is designed to provide a platform for HtV researchers to share the detailed findings of their research and gain feedback from a wider audience.  Anyone with an interest in interdisciplinary research on voice-hearing or auditory hallucination is welcome to attend. The programme for 2015 is as follows: Thursday Read the full article…