The Conference on Sonification of Health and Environmental Data (12 September 2014, University of York)

Can you imagine what ozone pollution sounds like? Could a singing bowl, made with your own blood pressure data, help focus your mind on a healthy lifestyle? Would birdsong convince you to reduce your energy consumption? The Conference on Sonification of Health and Environmental Data is funded by Wellcome Trust and Centre for Chronic Diseases Read the full article…

Reframing Disaster (CfP, Conference, Leeds, 28-29 November 2014)

Reframing Disaster | 28–29 November 2014 | University of Leeds The ‘Reframing Disaster’ conference is connected to an AHRC-funded research project led by Dr Anthony Carrigan, entitled ‘Representing Postcolonial Disaster’, and will be part of a week-long series of activities designed to coincide directly with the Bhopal disaster’s 30th anniversary on 2–3 December, and with Read the full article…

Inner Voices, Inner Music: The Phenomenology of Auditory Verbal and Musical Hallucinations (Workshop, Durham, 17-18 September 2014)

Inner Voices, Inner Music: The Phenomenology of Auditory Verbal and Musical Hallucinations A two-day Hearing the Voice workshop                Holgate Conference Centre Grey College, Durham University “Voice-hearing”, or auditory verbal hallucinations (AVHs), refers to the experience of hearing a voice or voice-like sound in the absence of an external stimulus. AVHs are reported by individuals with Read the full article…

Fully-funded PhD Studentship, University of Bristol

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Bristol is seeking to award a fully-funded PhD studentship from January 2015. The studentship is funded by the Wellcome Trust (WT). The studentship provides full tuition fees and a tax-free stipend of £64,759 over 3 years (£21,586 per annum), as well as £11,700 studentship fees and £1,500 Read the full article…

Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

The Center for Medicine, Health, and Society (MHS) in the College of Arts & Science at Vanderbilt University invites applications for the position of tenure-track assistant professor with expertise in the social and cultural aspects of medicine and health. Primary appointments will be in MHS with secondary appointments possible in a number of Vanderbilt’s academic Read the full article…

The Subject of Addiction: Culture & Clinic (Conference, Nottingham, 8-9 September 2014)

The Subject of Addiction: Culture and Clinic The Centre for Critical Theory, University of Nottingham This conference is taking place at the University of Nottingham on the 8th and 9th of September 2014. This interdisciplinary event brings together critical and cultural theorists with clinical practitioners in order to interrogate contemporary addiction discourse, whether in governmental policy, psychiatric Read the full article…

Disability, Prostheses, and Patenting in Historical Perspective (Workshop, Leeds, 18-19 September 2014)

Disability, Prostheses, and Patenting in Historical Perspective An international and interdisciplinary workshop Leeds City Museum, Leeds, UK 18-19 September 2014 As part of the AHRC Research Network “Rethinking Patenting Cultures”, colleagues are invited to attend this two-day workshop on the history of patenting cultures with particular regard to disability and prostheses. This event will see Read the full article…

The Consultation Letters of Dr William Cullen (1710-1790). (Talk, Kelvingrove Museum, 8 August 2014)

“Dear Doctor Cullen”: Medical Consultation in Georgian Glasgow An illustrated talk with readings from the Consultation Letters of Dr William Cullen Scottish physician William Cullen was the most influential medical lecturer of his generation. His private consultation letters, held at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, make up one of the most important eighteenth-century Read the full article…

Women’s Bodies (CfP, Conference, Society for Women in Philosophy, Dublin, 21-22 Nov 2014)

Society for Women in Philosophy, Ireland Annual Conference and General Meeting 21st – 22nd November 2014, Newman House, Dublin 2, Ireland Conference Theme: Women’s Bodies Recent decades have seen unprecedented scholarly interest in the body, particularly the gendered body. This interest has been fostered by critical work emanating from the fields of philosophy, sociology, gender studies, cultural Read the full article…

CALL FOR PAPERSOral Histories of Science, Technology and MedicineThe Annual Conference of the Oral History Society in conjunction with Royal Holloway University of London and the Oral History of British Science at the British Library, with support from the Wellcome TrustVenue: Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX, UKDate: Friday 10th- Saturday 11th Read the full article…