ePatients Conference (Queen’s University Belfast, 11-12 September 2015)

Registration is now open for the ePatients conference in September at Queen’s University Belfast. There is a very small (£10 waged; £5 part-time, unsalaried, retired, student) registration fee which covers all teas/coffees, lunches on both days and a wine reception, and a £35 fee for an optional conference dinner, which includes 3 courses and wine Read the full article…

Postdoctoral vacancy, Social Sciences & Medical Humanities in medical education (CfA, University Paris Diderot, July 4th 2015)

in History and Philosophy of Sciences on Social Sciences and Medical Humanities in medical education in the University Sorbonne Paris Cité cross-disciplinary program “People in medicine » The cross-disciplinary Program « People in medicine » – Université Sorbonne Paris Cité USPC – is offering a postdoctoral position in History and Philosophy of Sciences, to be recruited at the Read the full article…

Post-Doc vacancy in Medical History and Philosophy (CfA, Université Paris Diderot, 4th July 2015)

In History and Philosophy of Medicine on the Supportive care within the frame of a USPC cross-disciplinary grant « People in Medicine »  The cross-disciplinary Project « People in Medicine » is supported by the Humanities Institute (located at the Université Paris Diderot). The Project is searching for a postdoctoral scholar in Medical History and Philosophy to be Read the full article…

Announcing the UK launch of ‘In the Real’, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne, 14 July 2015, 5-8pm

In the Real UK launch of a new film by Conor McCormack Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne 14 July 2015 5-6pm: Wine reception 6-8pm: Film screening and panel discussion ‘The film is like a jewel that you need to hold up to the light to see it sparkle. It is rich with the lives of Read the full article…

Materialities of care: encountering health and illness through objects, artefacts, and architecture (Conference, University of York, 16-17 September, 2015)

‘Materialities of care’ is a two day event organised by the Universities of York and Leeds, exploring the role of material culture within health and social care. It addresses how everyday artefacts (such as objects, dress, interiors and architecture) can mediate practices, identities and embodied experiences of health and illness. The event will draw together Read the full article…

Giving a Voice to African Thought in Medical Research Ethics (CfP, Conference, South Africa, 3-5 Dec 2015)

Call for Papers for a Conference on the Theme: ‘Giving a Voice to African Thought in Medical Research Ethics’. 3 – 5 December 2015 Phillip V Tobias Health Sciences Building, University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa. Jointly hosted by the Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and the Philosophy Department, Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘The Body and Shame: Phenomenology, Feminism, and the Socially Shaped Body’ by Luna Dolezal

We are pleased to offer for review ‘The Body and Shame: Phenomenology, Feminism, and the Socially Shaped Body‘ (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015) by the Centre’s very own Dr Luna Dolezal. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. ‘The Body and Shame: Phenomenology, Feminism, and the Socially Shaped Body investigates the concept of body shame Read the full article…

Reconfiguring Human and Non-Human: Texts, Images and Beyond (CfP, University of Jyväskylä, 29‒30 October 2015)

In recent years, scholars of different fields have turned their gaze to the complex relations between humans and non-humans. Theorists and thinkers of ecocriticism, animal ethics, queer studies, disability studies and numerous other disciplines have challenged the humanist notions that place (certain kinds of) human beings above all the “other” creatures, with whom we share Read the full article…

Reconsidering Humanity (Symposium, Live Streamed, 25 June 2015)

Live-streamed symposium Starting June 25 at 9:30 AM CET, this symposium spans across philosophy, neuroscience, anthropology, computer engineering, political science, robotics, psychology etc. to address critical constructive perspectives on basic aspects of currently entertained grand visions with regard to the application of so-called Big Data approaches to research on humans, societies and their natures. From Read the full article…

Postdoc: two-years (CfA, University of Oslo, 15 September 2015)

Postdoc opportunity for a postdoctoral researcher willing to conduct their research work in the field of Gender and Health at The institute of Health and Society, at the University of Oslo. The researcher will be affiliated to the research group Society, Health and Power whose ambition is to address health and illness by a critical Read the full article…