Health Humanities: A Somatosphere Conference Review

“Health Humanities: Building the Future of Research and Teaching” was a working symposium held on April 4-5, 2014 at the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies at the University of Iowa with the intention of assessing, analyzing, and generating action in the field of health humanities. A detailed, lively and engaging review of the event by Read the full article…

Stylistic Effects and Bodily Health in Medieval Aesthetics: Mary Carruthers (Public Lecture, Durham, 8 May 2014)

A public lecture presented by Hearing the Voice and the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies to be held in the Williams Library, St Chad’s College, Durham University on Thursday 8 May 2014 3.30 pm – 5pm. Mary Carruthers is the Erich Maria Remarque Professor of English, emerita, at New York University and Quondam Fellow at Read the full article…

Social Movements & Sociological Knowledge on Mental Health: Where Are We Now? (Workshop, 13 June 2014, Wolverhampton)

British Sociological Association: Sociology of Mental Health Study Group Symposium Social Movements & Sociological Knowledge on Mental Health: Where Are We Now? Friday 13th June 10am–5pm University of Wolverhampton, City Campus The British Sociological Association’s Sociology of Mental Health Study Group is 10 years old this year. Its programme of work has included exploration of Read the full article…

Patient knowledge and involvement in healthcare (Workshop, Lancaster, 12 May 2014)

Patient knowledge and involvement in healthcare Royal Institute of Philosophy Workshop Storey Institute, Lancaster Monday 12th May In recent years great efforts have been made to listen to “patient voices” in healthcare practice, research, and policy, but such initiatives have met with mixed success and many patients continue to feel that their view are overlooked Read the full article…

Philosophy Workshop on Time and Well-Being (Birmingham, 6 June 2014)

Royal Institute of Philosophy, Birmingham Branch Department of Philosophy, University of Birmingham Friday 6th of June 2014 Room G51, ERI Building, University of Birmingham Campus Workshop on Time and Well-Being 13.00-14.20 “The Passing of Momentary Well-Being” Ben Bramble (University of Vienna) 14.20-14.40 Tea and Coffee Break 14.40-16.00 “What Is Child Well-Being?” Anna Alexandrova (Cambridge) 16.00-16.20 Tea Read the full article…

Strong Medicine Shares Memories of the Boston Marathon Bombings

The Harvard Library writes: Tuesday, April 15 marks the first anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, and Boston’s Center for the History of Medicine at the Countway Library, joins the rest of the city in remembering the day by capturing the Boston medical community’s experiences of and responses to the bombing in a digital Read the full article…

Disease, Disability and Medicine in Medieval Europe (CfP, Conference, Nottingham, 6-7 Dec 2014)

  Disease, Disability and Medicine in Medieval Europe Conference, December 6-7 2014 University of Nottingham This year’s event focuses on infectious diseases and long term sickness and is co-hosted with the ‘Homo Debilis’ Creative unit at the University of Bremen. The conference will be preceded by a Graduate Workshop on medieval disability on 5th December Read the full article…

LoveArts Arts and Mental Health (CfP, ConFestival, Leeds, October 2014)

LoveArts Arts and Mental Health: ‘Confestival’ in Leeds, October 2014 October 15 – 23 at assorted venues across Leeds (including the first Love Arts Conversation – October 21 and 22) October will see Leeds buzzing with the launch of the fourth annual Love Arts festival. Once again Love Arts will be partnering with amazing art Read the full article…

Pre-application Workshop (Wellcome Trust, Wolfson Research Institute of Health & Wellbeing, Friday 16 May)

Wellcome Trust Pre-Application workshop for prospective Medical Humanities and Society & Ethics applicants More details, click here. The workshop will take place on Friday 16 May from 10.30 to 16.30 at the Wolfson Research Institute of Health & Wellbeing, Stockton on Tees. The website will allow you to register your interest to attend the workshop. Read the full article…

Philosophical Perspectives on Selfhood in Age-Related Dementia (Conference, Linköping Sweden, May 15-16 2014)

Philosophical Perspectives on Selfhood in Age-Related Dementia May 15-16, 2014 CEDER: Centre for Dementia Research Campus Norrköping, Linköping University, Sweden Thursday May 15 (Room: Täppan TP55) 9.30 Welcome and Introduction 9.35-10.35 Wim Dekkers, “Dementia and the Notion of Home: A Phenomenological Perspective” 10.35-11.35 Julian Hughes, “The Aesthetic Approach to Dementia” 11.35-13.00 Lunch 13.00-14.00 Kristin Zeiler, Read the full article…