Connecting Minds – Arts and Dementia (Symposium, Liverpool John Moores University, 4th September 2015)

Liverpool John Moores University is delighted to announce a symposium on ‘Connecting Minds – Arts and Dementia’. This symposium will be held on Friday 4th September 2015, 9.00-17.00, at Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, 4th Floor Events Suite. The ‘Connecting Minds’ symposium is intended to encourage dialogue and collaboration between academics, arts and healthcare professionals, service Read the full article…

Death, Art and Anatomy Conference (CfP, University of Winchester, 3-6th June 2016)

An interdisciplinary conference exploring the intersections between death, art and anatomy, by bringing together art historians, medical historians, and practising artists The intersection between death, art and anatomy is a largely marginalised area of study, but one this conference hopes to explore. A major strand of the conference will be addressing a core problem in Read the full article…

Gender, Bodies & Technology: (In)Visible Futures (CfP, Virginia Tech, April 21-23, 2016)

Proposals are invited for our 4th biannual interdisciplinary conference, Gender, Bodies & Technology: (In)Visible Futures, at the Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, VA, April 21-23, 2016 Keynote addresses from Crunk Feminist Collective and Michelle Murphy Gender, Bodies, & Technology (GBT) is an initiative within Women’s and Gender Studies at Virginia Tech that aims to creatively and intellectually Read the full article…

Cultures of Harm in Institutions of Care: Historical & Contemporary Perspectives (CfP, Birkbeck, 15-16 April 2016)

In 1921, Dr Montagu Lomax published a searing indictment of Prestwich Asylum exposing an entrenched sub-culture of malpractice, negligence and abuse. Recent historical research has shown that many of the same practices were still taking place at Prestwich fifty years later. Similar abuses continue today. Stafford Hospital, Winterbourne View and the crimes committed by Jimmy Read the full article…

Dissecting the Page: Medical Paratexts (CfP, University of Glasgow, 11 September 2015)

This interdisciplinary conference draws together two emerging and complementary areas of research in the medical humanities: book history (as it pertains to medical texts), and the study of medical paratexts. We understand paratext as the apparatus of graphic communication: title pages, prefaces, illustrations, marginalia, and publishing details which act as mediators between text and reader. Read the full article…

Cognitive Futures in the Humanities 2016 (CfP, University of Helsinki, 13-15 June 2016)

Organisers: Merja Polvinen Karin Kukkonen In cooperation with: Department of Modern Languages, University of Helsinki Federation of Finnish Learned Societies Confirmed plenary speakers: Peter Garratt (Durham) Pirjo Lyytikäinen (Helsinki) Anne Mangen (Stavanger) Jean-Marie Schaeffer (CNRS) Deirdre Wilson (UCL) Building on the conferences associated with the network Cognitive Futures in the Humanities in Bangor (2013), Durham 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…

Politics and Ethics of Infection: An International Conference (CfA, University of Sydney, 10-12 December 2015)

Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Disease and Biosecurity, School of Public Health & Centre for Values, Ethics and Law in Medicine The Program Committee invites submission for abstracts for oral and poster presentations and for workshops or symposia on any aspect of the politics and ethics of infection. Papers are sought in the following streams: Read the full article…

Objects of psychiatry – Between thing-making, reification & personhood (CfP, University of Zurich, 8-11 June 2016)

Psychiatry is situated at the interface between the natural sciences, the social sciences and the humanities. The ensuing hybrid nature invites inter- and transdisciplinary research approaches. This conference aims to give a platform to such approaches asking the central question: Who or what is, becomes or constitutes psychiatry’s object? Taking its starting point from the Read the full article…

Medical Humanities: Health and Disease in Popular Culture (CfP, Seattle WA, 21-25 March 2016)

DEADLINE:  October 1, 2015  The “Medical Humanities: Health and Disease in Culture” area for the 2016 Popular and American Culture Association meeting in Seattle invites proposals related to the portrayal of health, illness, and health care in the discourses of popular and American culture.  Proposals representing perspectives in the humanities and the arts (e.g., film, Read the full article…