Psychosis and the Hypothesis Testing Brain (Talk, Durham University, 29 April 2015)

The next meeting of the Joint Special Interest Group in Psychosis (JSIGP), featuring a presentation by Dr Sam Wilkinson (Department of Philosophy, Durham University) on ‘Psychosis and the Hypothesis Testing Brain’ will be held on Wednesday April 29th 2015 from 5.30 – 7PM in the Joachim Room, College of St Hild and St Bede, Durham University (30 on this map). Abstract: There is a recent Read the full article…

‘Alternative Medicine’ reviewed by Jason Johnson Peretz

‘Alternative Medicine’ by Rafael Campo (Duke University Press, 2013) Rafael Campo’s sixth poetry anthology, Alternative Medicine, is not about alternative medicine in the sense of ‘traditional medicines’; rather the Alternative Medicine to which the title alludes is expressed towards the end of the poem ‘Reforming Health Care’ (p. 62): I grasp at last what I’m still Read the full article…

Global Healthcare Professionals in Medical Anthropology (CfP, University of Sussex, 9-11 September 2015)

‘Global Healthcare Professionals in Medical Anthropology: issues of theory, methods and practice’ Call for papers closes on 27th April 2015 MAGic 2015 conference – (EASA) & RAI at the University of Sussex, UK, 9-11th September 2015 This panel explores the role of practicing healthcare professionals (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists and other allied professionals) involved in Read the full article…

Wellcome Trust University Award Competition – Medical Humanities and History (CfA, University of Strathclyde, 6 May 2015)

The University of Strathclyde is planning to support a University Award application to the Wellcome Trust in the Medical Humanities and History. Its Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare (CSHHH Glasgow) is an internationally recognised research environment with a focus on the experiences of health and medicine in the modern period around Read the full article…

Two Studentships in Phenomenology (CfA, University of Vienna)

University Assistant (prae doc) at the Department of Philosophy – two positions are vacant. The advertised positions are situated in the Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Philosophy and Education. The Department of Philosophy is large (by international comparison) and its members have a considerable variety of areas of competence. Extent of Employment: 30 hours/week Occupation Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘The Female Suffering Body: Illness and Disability in Modern Arabic Literature’ by Abir Hamdar

We are pleased to offer for review ‘The Female Suffering Body: Illness and Disability in Modern Arabic Literature‘ (Syracuse University Press, 2014) by Durham University’s very own Dr Abir Hamdar. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. ‘Although there is a history of rich, complex, and variegated representations of female illness in Read the full article…

The Lumen, a new magazine for literature and visual art dealing with illness and healthcare.

Magazine Launch and Readings – Friday April 24th All are welcome to celebrate the first edition of The Lumen, a magazine for new literature and visual art that arose from a student-led medical humanities group in Edinburgh. – Locally-dwelling contributors to the magazine will be reading their featured piece(s) and/or new work. – There will Read the full article…

The Many Births of the Test-Tube Baby (Public Lecture, University of York, 6 May 2015)

The Centre for Global Health Histories (CGHH) at the University of York is running a number public lectures in York in the coming months. Each one will be held in the Berrick Saul Building, University of York, Heslington West Campus, starting at 6.00pm. All are welcome to attend these events, admission is free and no Read the full article…

The Life of Breath Project in the Lancet Respiratory

CMH is pleased to annouce the latest article published from the Life of Breath Project in the Lancet Respiratory: Invisible suff ering: breathlessness in and beyond the clinic written by Havi Carel, Jane Macnaughton and James Dodd. This article highlights, among other things, the importance for a research focus on breathlessness and how this research can impact Read the full article…