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…

Mind, Value and Mental Health (Int’l Conference, University of Oxford, 25 July 2015)

A one-day international conference delivered by renowned experts in the field through keynote lectures. Willing Addicts? Drinkers, Dandies, Druggies and other Dionysians: Owen Flanagan (James B Duke Professor and Professor of Neurobiology, Duke University, USA) This talk will discuss the reasons some addicts choose addiction rather than “recovery”, whether addiction is always a disorder, and Read the full article…

AHRC network on health and social care prioritisation and funding (University of Liverpool, 15th June 2015)

Medicine, markets and morals (MMM) is a multi-disciplinary research network on health and social care prioritisation and funding, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), led by Dr Lucy Frith (Liverpool) and Professor Cam Donaldson (Glasgow Caledonian University). The debate over health care funding in England is changing and the founding principles of Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Valuing Health: Well-being, Freedom, and Suffering’ by Daniel M. Hausman

We are pleased to offer for review ‘Valuing Health: Well-being, Freedom, and Suffering’ by Daniel M. Hausman (OUP, 2015). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities, but this book may be suited to those interested in the social sciences. ‘In Valuing Health Daniel M. Hausman provides a philosophically sophisticated overview of generic health measurement that Read the full article…