Embodying Emotion: A Body and Being Network Event (St Hilda’s College, Oxford, 3 June 2015)

Where does emotion reside? How do we share it? To whom does it belong? Performing an original piece based on Ovid’s tale of Myrrha (developed as part of Avid for Ovid), choreographer and dance artist Marie-Louise Crawley and composer Malcolm Atkins will explore the embodied expression of emotion. The performance will be followed by facilitated Read the full article…

Disability and Disciplines (Conference, 1-2 July 2015)

Disability and Disciplines: The International Conference on Educational, Cultural, and Disability Studies 1-2 July, 2015 Centre for Culture and Disability Studies, Faculty of Education, Liverpool Hope University Keynote Speakers: Julie Allan (University of Birmingham, UK) Peter Beresford (Brunel University London, UK) David Mitchell (George Washington University, USA) Sharon Snyder (George Washington University, USA) When we Read the full article…

Birkbeck Medical Humanities reading group (Keynes Library, 27 May 2015)

The Birkbeck Medical Humanities reading group 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 Read the full article…

NEPCA Annual Conference (CfP, Colby-Sawyer College, October 30-31, 2015)

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) is soliciting papers for topics in the area of Health, Disease, Illness and Culture for its annual meeting, which will be held October 30-31 at Colby-Sawyer College, New London, New Hampshire. SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  JUNE 15, 2015 Topics in Health, Disease and Culture may include such themes as below: Mass media Read the full article…

Palgrave Communications – a new open access journal committed to publishing research in the health and medical humanities

Palgrave Communications is a new high-quality, open access journal published by Palgrave Macmillan, that covers all fields of research within the social sciences, humanities and (HSS) business, including health and medical humanities.  Palgrave Communications’ broad scope reflects Palgrave Macmillan’s international reputation and strengths in HSS publishing. As well as being a multi-disciplinary outlet, the journal welcomes interdisciplinary Read the full article…

Affect: Pleasure, Pain and Emotions – an interdisciplinary workshop (University of Sheffield, 5-6 June 2015)

Affect: Pleasure, Pain and Emotions – an interdisciplinary workshop Friday 5 and Saturday 6 June 2015 University of Sheffield, UK This interdisciplinary workshop will bring together philosophers, psychologists, and neuroscientists to discuss the following topics amongst others: Pleasures, pains, and emotions are affective states. Why so? What makes a throbbing pain and a feeling of Read the full article…

‘Abnormality Research Network’ Launched

The Durham Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies is delighted to announce the launch of the ‘Abnormality Research Network’. The network (stemming from the ‘Abnormality and the Abnormal in the Nineteenth Century conference) is a postgraduate-led initiative intended to broaden the impact of postgraduate research across disciplines and institutions, and beyond the academy. The network provides a Read the full article…

How Much Philosophy Does Measurement of Well-Being Really Need? Anna Alexandrova (Seminar, Durham, 27 May 2015)

How Much Philosophy Does Measurement of Well-Being Really Need? Anna Alexandrova (Cambridge University) CHESS Seminar in Science and Values May 27, 5-6:30PM Seminar Room, IAS, Palace Green. Abstract: If all theories of measurement agree on a single requirement it is that a measure of a phenomenon should be informed by our best theory of this phenomenon. Read the full article…

Peter Singer ‘The Most Good you can Do: How “Effective Altruism” is Changing Ideas about Living Ethically’ (Public Lecture, Durham, 5 June 2015)

Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, will be speaking at Durham on 5 June (17:30 to 19:00, Elvet Riverside 201). His talk is entitled: ‘The Most Good you can Do: How “Effective Altruism” is Changing Ideas about Living Ethically’. The organisers have indicated that there is “no need to reserve Read the full article…

The Body and Shame: Luna Dolezal (Book Launch, Trinity College Dublin, 25 May 2015)

The Body and Shame: Phenomenology, Feminism and the Socially Shaped Body Luna Dolezal Book Launch, Monday 25 May 2015, 6pm Ideas Space, 3rd Floor, Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin RSVP via email by Friday 22 May, 2015 Luna Dolezal is an Irish Research Council ELEVATE Postdoctoral Fellow based in the Department of Philosophy, Read the full article…