Visualising Illness (Free public lecture, Birkbeck University, 14 November 2014)

“Visualising Illness”, looks at first-person attempts to visualise illness and pain. On Friday 14th November Birkbeck will be hosting a free public lecture by Joanna Bourke (The Story of Pain, 2014),  and a panel discussion featuring artist Deborah Padfield, clinician Joanna Zakrzewska, and sociologist Alan Radley (Works of Illness, 2009). Drawing on the varied perspectives Read the full article…

Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research – Liverpool (Workshop 21 November 2014)

Friday 21st November 2014, 10.30 – 5pm The Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool Registration Open: Please email Harriet Ryder to register. The University of Liverpool’s Centre for Health, Arts and Science (CHARTS) is hosting the second in the series of Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research workshops.  We are delighted that this workshop is being held in collaboration with Read the full article…

“A Picture of Health” (London 7 Nov 2014) – Free conference reviewer ticket

The organisers of the forthcoming postgraduate conference “A Picture of Health: Representations and Imaginations of Wellbeing and Illness” (London, 7th November 2014) have one free ticket to offer to a reader of the CMH blog. In exchange, the free ticket holder will be expected to write a review of the event for the CMH blog. Read the full article…

The Experience of Emergence (2014-15 Lectures at the Durham Institute of Advanced Study)

‘The Experience of Emergence’ Workshops and Podium Discussions at the Durham Institute of Advanced Study Lectures take place in Elvet Riverside, Room ER140 at 18.00 for 18.15-20.00 10 November 2014 David Herman (Durham) Metamorphic emergence: narrative modelling of species transformations 15 December 2014 Graham Harman (Cairo) The flat ontology of emergence 19 January 2015 Bernard Read the full article…

Women’s Bodies (Society for Women in Philosophy – Ireland, Conference, 21-22 Nov 2014)

Society for Women in Philosophy – Ireland Annual Conference and General Meeting The theme for this year’s conference is Women’s Bodies November 21 and 22 Newman House, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, Ireland The conference, with over 45 speakers, examines philosophical and socio-political issues relevant to the gendered body. Topics covered will include ‘the social Read the full article…

Illness begins with “I” – Jac Saorsa (Exhibition, The Broadway Drawing School Gallery, Cardiff, until 2 Nov 2014)

Illness begins with “I” Jac Saorsa The Broadway Drawing school Gallery, Cardiff 24th Oct. – 2nd Nov. 2014 Illness begins with “I” is about visualising the experience of illness through a creative act of witness – the ‘art of witness’. These are ‘portraits’ of the individual experience of levels of ‘dis-ease’ that can become so much Read the full article…

Special Issue of postmedieval on Medievalism and the Medical Humanities (CfP)

Second Call for Contributions: Special Issue of postmedieval on Medievalism and the Medical Humanities Contributions are invited for a special issue of postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies entitled ‘Medievalism and the Medical Humanities’. The issue will be published in the summer of 2017 and will be edited by Dr Jamie McKinstry and Professor Read the full article…

Being Non/Human: Bodily Borders (CfP, Conference, Queen Mary London, 15 June 2015)

Being Non/Human is organising a conference for 2015 on the topic of ‘bodily borders’ and we invite any postgraduate or early career researcher interested in this theme to submit an abstract or propose a panel. Being Non/Human is an interdisciplinary group that engages with research on interactions between the human and nonhuman, providing a forum Read the full article…

Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference (CfP Exeter, 20-21 July 2015)

Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference University of Exeter, 20-21 July 2015 Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Professor Stuart Murray, University of Leeds and Dr Roberta Bivins, University of Warwick Building on the success of last year’s Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference, this conference aims to bring together researchers from a variety of disciplines in a manner that reflects the Read the full article…

In Sickness & In Health: Challenging Health Inequity (CfP, Conference, Palma de Mallorca, June 2015)

In Sickness & In Health Sixth International Conference Challenging Health Inequity: A Call to Action June 10-12, 2015 University of Balearic Islands Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain Our collective work In Sickness and in Health explores problems encountered by people working within a range of health care fields as well as those people who Read the full article…