Suicide – A Defence. Simon Critchley Public Lecture (Durham Castle, 3 December 2014)

Durham Castle Lecture Series 3 December 2014 – 8pm Great Hall, Durham Castle “Suicide – A Defence” Prof. Simon Critchley, Hans Jonas Professor, New School of Social Research, New York Abstract: I have a very simple idea: to write a philosophical defense of the right to suicide in the attempt to get us all to Read the full article…

Mind, Value and Mental Health: Philosophy and Psychiatry Summer School and Conference (Oxford, July 2015)

Mind, Value and Mental Health: Philosophy and Psychiatry Summer School and Conference 23 – 25 July 2015: St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford It is with great pleasure that we announce two linked events comprising (i) a two-day summer school offering opportunities for substantial dialogue between philosophers, scientists and mental health practitioners and (ii) a Read the full article…

Pathology or Difference? On the ground rules for defining mental illness – Tim Thornton (IAS Public Lecture, Durham, 25 November)

IAS Fellow’s Public Lecture – Pathology or Difference? On the ground rules for defining mental illness Professor Tim Thornton (University of Central Lancashire) 25th November 2014, 8-9pm Senate Suite, University College (Castle) Unlike other areas of medicine, the basic diagnostic categories of mental healthcare are widely disputed. Revisions to psychiatric taxonomy are not merely matters of Read the full article…

Review of Visualising Illness at Birkbeck, November 14th -15th 2014, by Jac Saorsa

What is distinctive about the visual image as a means of communicating the experience of illness? As an artist working within the field of Medical Humanities this is a question that is very close to my creative heart so naturally I was very pleased to be invited to present at the Visualising Illness event, which Read the full article…

Pathology or Difference? On the ground rules for defining mental illness (Public lecture, IAS Durham University, 25 Nov 2014)

IAS Fellow’s Public Lecture – Pathology or Difference? On the ground rules for defining mental illness – Professor Tim Thornton (University of Central Lancashire) Tuesday 25 November 2014 20:00 to 21:00 Senate Suite, University College, Durham University Unlike other areas of medicine, the basic diagnostic categories of mental healthcare are widely disputed. Revisions to psychiatric taxonomy Read the full article…

Causal Inference in Health Sciences (Research Group, CHESS, Durham University, 25 Nov 2014)

Durham’s Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS) welcome interested individuals to attend the next Research Group meeting, which will take place on 25 November, from 11:15 am to 12:15 pm, in the Philosophy Department seminar room in 51 Old Elvet at Durham University. A special guest, Dr Waney Squier, will join us for an informal Read the full article…

6th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable Understanding Disease and Illness (CfP, Conference, Bristol, Aug 10-11 2015)

6th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable Understanding Disease and Illness August 10-11, 2015 University of Bristol Keynote speakers: Rachel Cooper (Lancaster) and Trish Greenhalgh (Oxford). This two-day conference continues a series of philosophy of medicine meetings at University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2005 and 2008, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, in 2009, the University of the Basque Read the full article…

New Medical Humanities job opportunity at the Wellcome Trust

Two very exciting new job opportunities in the Humanities and Social Science department at Wellcome are part of our expanded funding of these fields, and constitute new additions to the department. The first, which will be of most immediate interest is for a Portfolio Development Manager for the Medical Humanities schemes. This is a senior Read the full article…

Wellcome Trust unveils new funding framework

The Wellcome Trust announces exciting changes to its funding framework. The most significant changes are: A new scheme for collaborative research, to support groups of researchers to pursue key questions. This scheme is to enable team projects, led by multiple researchers, which can only succeed through working together. A new scheme for seed funding to Read the full article…

Fragile Subjects: Childhood in Literature, Arts and Medicine (CfP, Conference, Finland 19-20 August 2015)

Fragile Subjects: Childhood in Literature, Arts and Medicine August, 19-20, 2015, University of Turku, Finland Keynote speakers: Maria Nikolajeva, Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge; Sally Shuttleworth, Professor, Faculty of English Language and Literature and St Anne’s College University of Oxford; Valerie Walkerdine, Distinguished Research Professor, Cardiff University. Organizers: Research project “Fragile Subjects: Childhood Read the full article…