Collaboration in the Critical Medical Humanities (Intensive workshop for ECRs, Durham, 11-13 September 2017)

This  intensive 3-day workshop for early career researchers will take place Monday 11 – Wednesday 13 September 2017 at Durham University, with the support of the British Academy and the Wellcome Trust. Work in the critical medical humanities brings together scholars from the arts, humanities, social and life sciences, health professionals, patient advocates, carers and Read the full article…

Ethics, Robotics and Rehabilitation Technologies (Seminar, Leeds, Thursday 18th May 2017)

Augmenting the Body: Disability, Bodily Extensions, Care, and the Posthuman, is an interdisciplinary Medical Humanities Project at the University of Leeds. As part of a series of workshops, Heather Draper and Tom Sorell (University of Warwick) will be presenting on Ethics, Robotics and Rehabilitation Technologies Rehabilitation covers a wide range of activities and circumstances. This presentation will explore Read the full article…

Inaugural Congress of the Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research (CfP, Durham, 14-15 September 2017)

The Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research (NNMHR) was founded in 2013 with the purpose of connecting individuals and institutions working in this dynamic area of interdisciplinary research. Following six successful seminars held across the North of England and Scotland, the NNMHR welcomes scholars, practitioners, health professionals, artists and health advocates, to join us at Read the full article…

Narrative Medicine and Natural Semantic Metalanguage: An Emerging Dialogue

“I have been wondering about the benefits that the use of more intelligible and realistic language, instead of jargon, could have for patients and doctors alike. In that respect, meeting Anna Wierzbicka, a Professor of Linguistics, and the founder of the Natural Semantic Metalanguage approach (together with Cliff Goddard), was an eye opener for me.” Maria Giulia Marini Read the full article…

Mr A Moves in Mysterious Ways: Selected Artists from the Adamson Collection (Art Exhibition, London, 15 May-25 July 2017)

The Adamson Collection is one of the world’s largest collections of artworks made by psychiatric patients. It consists of approximately 6,000 paintings, drawings and sculptural objects, produced between 1946 and 1981 by the residents of Netherne, a long-stay British mental hospital, under the guidance of art therapy pioneer Edward Adamson. This exhibition displays selected works by Read the full article…

Socioeconomic factors and mental health: past and present (Special Issue CfP, Palgrave Communications)

Palgrave Communications is an open access journal published by Palgrave Macmillan dedicated to publishing high quality original research across all areas of the humanities and social sciences. Article proposals and full submissions are now being sought for this special issue. This article collection, edited by Professor Matthew Smith and Dr Lucas Richert (University of Strathclyde), will examine how the relationship Read the full article…

Medical Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Environment Conference (CfP, Harvard University, 29-30 September 2017)

In the present age of the Anthropocene, the extraordinary transformations of Earth’s climate are changing the biophysical conditions involved in global food production, emerging epidemics and natural disasters. There is growing concern that global environmental change will have significant adverse impacts on global patterns of disease and mortality over the next century. Responses to recent Read the full article…

Monitoring the Self: Negotiating Technologies of Health, Identity and Governance (CfP, Helsinki, 8–10 November 2017)

This conference is organized by the Nordic Network Gender Body Health, in collaboration with Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies (University of Helsinki). It is funded by the Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOS-HS). The keynote speaker will be Professor Deborah Lupton, University of Canberra, Australia. The twenty-first century Read the full article…

New Book: Portraits of Violence by Suzannah Biernoff

Portraits of Violence: War and the Aesthetics of Disfigurement is a new book by Suzannah Biernoff which investigates the artistic, medical, and journalistic responses to facial injury in WWI. Portraits of Violence explores the image and idea of facial disfigurement in one of its most troubling modern formations, as a symbol and consequence of war. Read the full article…

University of Edinburgh Chancellor’s Fellowships in Biomedicine, Self and Society (Jobs, deadline 02 May 2017)

The University of Edinburgh’s Medical and Law Schools, as well as the School of Social and Political Science, are embarking on a new research programme in Biomedicine, Self and Society. The university has invested in four tenure-track Chancellor’s Fellowships to support this work. Two have been appointed, with the additional posts now advertised. Please follow Read the full article…