Life of Breath at the Edinburgh Festival (Events, Edinburgh, 13-25 August 2017)

Durham University’s Life of Breath project is delighted to announce a series of breath and air-themed events in collaboration with the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Taking the Air, supported by The Wellcome Trust, will investigate ideas around breath. 1 in 5 people in the UK have a long-term lung-related illness and 115,000 die from lung Read the full article…

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

The Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research (NNMHR) is delighted to welcome scholars, practitioners, health professionals, artists and health advocates to join us at Durham University for its inaugural Congress. This is an opportunity for people who are passionate or even simply curious about medical humanities research to share ideas and meet potential future colleagues Read the full article…

12-month Postdoctoral Research Position (Job Opportunity, University of York)

The Department of English at the University of York is delighted to offer the opportunity for a postdoctoral researcher to take up a 12 month full-time contract from the beginning of January 2018, working with Dr Alice Hall. The researcher will contribute to the ‘Cultures of Care’ project funded by the Academy of Medical Sciences Read the full article…

Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Medical Humanities (Job opportunity, University of Exeter)

The College of Humanities wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join the core team of the Wellcome Trust funded project ‘Waiting Times’. The project, led by Lisa Baraitser (Birkbeck) and Laura Salisbury (Exeter), investigates waiting as a cultural and psychosocial concept, and an embodied and historical experience, in order to understand the temporalities of Read the full article…

Worlding the Brain (CfP, Amsterdam, 2-4 November 2017)

Following the success of Worlding the Brain 2016, we continue this series of multi-disciplinary encounters of science, art and the humanities with an international conference on the themes of Affect, Care and Engagement in November 2017 in Amsterdam. Confirmed key note speakers are Vittorio Gallese, Felicity Callard and Alva Noë. This event is intended to explore Read the full article…

The Arts Health Early Career Research Network (Announcement)

The Arts Health ECRN brings together early career researchers working on projects that lie at the intersection of the arts, humanities, health and medicine. It has three aims: To link together early career researchers through social events, networking opportunities and workshops To provide podcasts and newsletters to help early career researchers learn more about the field To run training events Read the full article…

Spirituality and Recovery (Conference, Durham, 12-14 July 2017)

The Project for Spirituality, Theology and Health at Durham University in association with TEWV NHS Foundation Trust is organising the Spirituality and Recovery conference at St John’s College, Durham, from 12-14 July 2017. This is the third Durham conference exploring good practice in spirituality and mental health care. As more and more mental health service providers embrace a recovery approach to care, this conference will give Read the full article…

Life of Breath: History of Medicine Postdoc Vacancy (Job opportunity, Bristol)

The Life of Breath team at the University of Bristol are recruiting a postdoctoral research associate in history of medicine. The post, offered for 2 years, could examine the recent history of COPD, which has not so far been the subject of major historical study. However the PIs are also happy to discuss other ideas for research Read the full article…

The Heart, Health and Culture: An Exploration in Medicine and the Humanities (Symposium, London, 29 June 2017)

The Geoffrey Flavell Symposium on The Heart, Health and Culture: An Exploration in Medicine and the Humanities will take place from 9-4.30 pm on Thursday 29 June at Apothecaries’ Hall, Black Friars Lane, London EC4V 6EJ. Confirmed speakers are: Professor Joshua Hordern, University of Oxford, Professor Fay Bound-Alberti, Queen Mary University of London, Professor David Read the full article…

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…