Mental Health, Care and Creativity (Conference, University of Glasgow, 10 October 2014)

Encountering R.D. Laing: Mental Health, Care and Creativity School of Geographical & Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow Organisers: Cheryl McGeachan, Allan Beveridge, Iain Smith, Sarah Hepworth and Karen Laing As Glasgow marks a significant milestone in its history of mental health care in 2014, being 200-years of organised psychiatric care in the West of Scotland, Read the full article…

Ageing Histories, Mythologies and Taboos (CFP – Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Bergen, 30 and 31 January 2015)

There is a growing awareness that the “ageing wave” will challenge society not only economically but also in terms of philosophical, ethical, aesthetic, and religious views and values. Today the urgency of defining strategies to ensure the rights and welfare of the elderly is widely recognized. But it is equally important to acknowledge the symbolic Read the full article…

Human Migration & the Environment: Futures, Politics, Invention (CFP, Conference, Durham, 28 June-1 July 2015)

Human Migration and the Environment: Futures, Politics, Invention 28 June – 1 July 2015 Durham University Sponsored by COST Action IS1101 Climate change and migration: knowledge, law and policy, and theory. Click here for more information.   Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Professor David Held (Master of University College, Durham University) Professor Wendy Brown (Class of 1936 First Read the full article…

Drawing Parallels: Artistic encounters with pathology (Workshop, London, 2nd July 2014)

Calling curators, conservators, technicians in medical museums, APTs and DR managers or those in related medical fields. Barts Pathology Museum 3rd Floor, Robin Brook Centre W Smithfield, London EC1A 7BE 1:00 – 4:00 pm Please come and join us at a workshop aimed at offering a space for response and discussion about foetal and neonatal specimens from UCL Teaching and Research Collections and Read the full article…

Shame & The Act of Writing (CFP, Conference, Warwick, 19 September 2014)

Shame and the Act of Writing Friday 19th September, University of Warwick Abstract deadline: 23rd June 2014   Confirmed Speakers: Geoffrey Gilbert (Comparative Literature and English, The American University of Paris) Denise Riley (School of Literature, Drama, and Creative Writing, University of East Anglia) Charles Turner (Sociology, University of Warwick)   This one day symposium brings together scholars Read the full article…

Theorising Personal Medical Devices: New Perspectives (CfP, Conference, Cambridge, 18-19 September 2014)

Theorising Personal Medical Devices: New Perspectives 18th-19th September 2014 Post-doctoral Suite, 16 Mill Lane, University of Cambridge, Cambridge Fuelled by the accelerating pace of technological development and a general shift to personalised, patient-led medicine alongside the growing Quantified Self and Big Data movements, the emerging field of personal medical devices is one which is advancing rapidly across Read the full article…

Fashionable Diseases: Medicine, Literature and Culture, 1660-1832 (Conference, Northumbria and Newcastle Universities, 3-5th July 2014)

The conference will consider the debate on fashion and sickness that linked melancholy, the vapours, nervousness, gout, consumption and many other diagnoses with the elite and superior sensibility. Its central aim is to take a new look at the topic by taking into account voices from beyond the social and medical elite, focusing on the Read the full article…

Medicine, Patenting & Ownership in Historical Perspective (Workshop, Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds, 14-15 July 2014)

Medicine, Patenting & Ownership in Historical Perspective An international and interdisciplinary workshop Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds, UK 14-15 July 2014 As part of the AHRC Research Network “Rethinking Patenting Cultures”, colleagues are invited to attend this two-day workshop on the history of patenting and ownership in the history of medicine and healthcare. This event will Read the full article…

Medical training, student experience and the transmission of knowledge, c.1800-2014 (CfP, Conference, UCD, 17-18 October 2014)

Please follow the link (Medical training conference CFP 17-18 Oct 2014 UCD) to download the Call for Papers for a conference on the theme of ‘Medical training, student experience and the transmission of knowledge, c.1800-2014: New foundations and global perspectives’ which will be held at the Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland, University Read the full article…

The Future of the Body: Phenomenology, Medicine and the (Post)human (Conference, Trinity College Dublin, 19-20 June 2014)

The Future of the Body: Phenomenology, Medicine and the (Post)human Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin 19-20 June, 2014 Organised by Luna Dolezal (TCD) and Dylan Trigg (UCD) This conference will bring together leading scholars working in Philosophy,Medical Humanities, Medicine, and related disciplines whose work critically engages with the status of the body. Central to Read the full article…