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…

Medical Sociology Event with Deborah Lupton (Univeristy of York, 16 January 2015)

British Sociological Association Yorkshire MedSoc Group Event Friday 16th January 2015: 12:00 – 4.30pm University of York, Tree House, Berrick Saul Building BS/104 Keynote: Deborah Lupton, Canberra University, Australia: “Digital health data, big and small: some critical sociological reflections’” Presentations: John Gardner, University of York, UK, “The broad clinical gaze in paediatric deep brain stimulation”; Read the full article…

Conceptualizing Disability as a Public Health Issue: Impairment, Enhancement and Emerging Biotechnologies (Registrations Open, Conference, Switzerland, January 2015)

Conceptualizing Disability as a Public Health Issue: Impairment, Enhancement and Emerging Biotechnologies 26-28th January, 2015 Brocher Foundation, Switzerland Registration is open to attend the “Conceptualizing Disability as a Public Health Issue: Impairment, Enhancement and Emerging Biotechnologies” conference. Attendance is free but registration is essential as places are limited. Please email Luna Dolezal or Barry Lyons Read the full article…

Experience as Evidence Symposium: Slides Now Available

Experience as Evidence: A Symposium on the Sciences of Subjectivity in Healthcare, Policy and Practice was held at the University of Oxford, 13-14 October 2014. Livetweets from the event are available at #ExEv14 and presenters’ slides are now available for download from the conference web site.