Medicine and the Senses (CfP, Symposium, Leeds, 01 June 2017)

The Leeds Centre for Medical Humanities is organising a one-day interdisciplinary symposium to inspire debate on the role and significance of the senses within medicine. Abstracts are welcome from a wide range of disciplines. The value of the senses as an aid to diagnosis is demonstrated throughout the history of medicine. However, advances in digital Read the full article…

Sensations and Symptoms: embodied experiences and responses to illness (CfP for EASA conference panel, Lisbon, 5-7 July 2017)

The European Association of Social Anthropologists Medical Anthropology Network is holding its Biannual Conference Network Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, from 5-7 July 2017. The theme of the conference is Bodies in Transition – Power, Knowledge and Medical Anthropology. Fredrik Nyman and Christina Dobson (Durham University) are coordinating a panel entitled ‘Sensations and Symptoms: embodied experiences and responses to illness’. Read the full article…

Experiments in collaboration: rethinking the human sciences in (or for?) an interdisciplinary age (CfP, Science in Public, Sheffield, 10–12 July 2017)

Des Fitzgerald, Hazel Morrison and Felicity Callard are convening an open panel on “Experiments in Collaboration” for Science in Public, the 11th Annual Science in Public Conference, to be held in Sheffield, 10-12 July 2017. The Call for Papers is below, and the deadline is 18 April 2017. All details about the conference, including instructions for Read the full article…

Humanities and Healthcare (CfP, ‘Healthcare’ Journal Special Issue)

Dr Ian Walsh and Dr Helen Noble, from Queen’s University Belfast, are the Guest Editors of a Special Issue entitled “Humanities and Healthcare” in the journal Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032). We invite you to contribute a paper (free of charge) to this Special Issue. Healthcare involves humans, with human–human and human–machine interactions. This is only one Read the full article…

7th International Health Humanities Conference (Southampton, 2-4 August 2018)

Continuing the success of the International Health Humanities Network conferences thus far, we are pleased to announce the 7th IHHN conference. ‘Changing Society: Community wellbeing and transformation – how Health Humanities can change the world’ will take place in the cruise capital of Europe, Southampton, UK, in August 2018. Booking is now available online – the early Read the full article…

Dementia and the Body-Subject: The Margins of Agency in Philosophy and Literature (Public lecture, Newcastle University, 8 March 2017)

Dr Liz Barry (University of Warwick) will be the guest speaker in the School of English at Newcastle University, as part of the Visiting Speaker series. Her lecture will take place on Wednesday 8th March, 5-6:30pm in Room 1.19, Percy Building, Newcastle University, NE1 7RU. Dr Barry’s paper will discuss the way in which phenomenological Read the full article…

Traumatic Modernities: From Comparative Literature to Medical Humanities (CfP, Krakow, 19–21 April 2017)

This 2-day conference is organised by the Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Trauma, a term borrowed from the language of medicine for cultural theory and the social sciences, has joined the vocabularies of many disciplines over the last two decades. It is used to describe the aftermath of devastating Read the full article…

Fears and Angers: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (CfP, London, 19-20 June 2017)

This 2-day conference is organised by the QMUL Centre for the History of the Emotions and the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions. It will take place in the Arts Two Building, Mile End Campus, Queen Mary University of London. According to the wheel of emotions created by the psychologist Robert Read the full article…

“Academic primary health care: an interdisciplinary endeavour” (Public lecture, Stockton-On-Tees, 26 April 2017)

Durham University’s Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing is pleased to announce that this year’s Wolfson Annual Lecture will be given by Professor Trish Greenhalgh, Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences at Oxford University. Her lecture will review progress in primary health care as an academic discipline from the 1960s to the present day, and Read the full article…

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

The Project for Spirituality, Theology and Health at Durham University in association with Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to announce its third 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 provide opportunities Read the full article…