Putting Theory into Practice: Exploring the role of Practice-based Medical Humanities (Conference, London, 29-30 November 2017)

Registration is now open for Putting Theory into Practice: Exploring the role of Practice-based Medical Humanities (29-30 November), hosted by Birkbeck’s Centre for Medical Humanities. For times, venues and registration details, please see the conference website. The shape and future of medical education and practice has been under increasing scrutiny and continuing government and legislative Read the full article…

Somaesthetics: Between the Human Body and Beyond (CfP, Szeged, Hungary, 14-16 May 2018)

The Hungarian Philosophical Association, the University of Szeged and the Pro Philosophia Szegediensi Foundation is organizing an international conference on “Somaesthetics: Between the Human Body and Beyond”. This follows on from the successes of the conferences in 2014 (‘Aesthetic Experience and Somaesthetics’) and 2017 (‘The Soma As the Core of Aesthetics, Ethics and Politics’) which both drew over twenty participants Read the full article…

Cognitive Futures in the Arts and Humanities (CfP, University of Kent, 1-4 July 2018)

Building on the conferences associated with the network Cognitive Futures in the Humanities in Bangor (2013), Durham (2014), Oxford (2015), Helsinki (2016) and Stony Brook (2017), the 2018 conference aims once again to bring together a wide array of papers from the cognitive sciences, philosophy, literary studies, linguistics, cultural studies, critical theory, film, performance, theatre and Read the full article…

BodyWorks: A Conference on Corporeal Representation (CfP, Northumbria University, 03 May 2018)

BodyWorks takes an interdisciplinary and intersectional approach to representations of bodies, embodiment and sensory experience across literature and culture. In doing so, we welcome responses from a range of disciplines, including cultural studies, literary studies, philosophy, arts, history, education, media, social sciences and medical humanities. Through this breadth of intellectual inquiry, the event aims to Read the full article…

*NEW DATE* Medical and Metaphorical Wounds from the Middle Ages to the Boer War (CfP, London, 16-17 March 2018)

Wounds and their meaning have differed over time: from the holy wounds of Christ, wounds associated with leprosy and plague, and healed wounds manifesting in scars and permanent disfigurement. The conception and function of wounds as religious symbols, medical signs or metaphorical devices has depended on social and historical contexts. Over this two-day workshop we Read the full article…

Collaboration, Cooperation and Conversations: The Inaugural Congress of the NNMHR (blog post by Natalie Mullen, Lancaster University)

Natalie Mullen is a PhD candidate based at Lancaster University. Her research is funded by the AHRC and examines patient agency in the nineteenth-century asylum. The Inaugural Congress of the NNMHR (#NNMHR17) fell in the final weeks of the second year of my PhD. I had just finished working on a chapter focussed on how Read the full article…

32nd European Conference on Philosophy of Medicine and Health Care (CfP, Lisbon, 22–25 August 2018)

This conference will be organised by the European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare (ESPMH) and the Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon (Portugal). Its theme is “The Human Condition in between Medicine, Arts and the Humanities”. The relationships between medicine, arts and the humanities are multifaceted owing to the intricate ways in which they Read the full article…

Being Well Together (CfP, Manchester, 19-21 September 2018)

‘Being Well Together: human-animal collaboration, companionship and the promotion of health and wellbeing’ is a 3-day workshop that will be held at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM) at the University of Manchester in September 2018. Being Well Together will critically examine the myriad ways humans have formed partnerships with Read the full article…

Care and Machines (Conference, Manchester, 20-21 October 2017)

The Lincoln Theological Institute at the University of Manchester invites you to a 2 day interdisciplinary conference on caring relationships with technologies. The conference features talks from Prof Stuart Murray (Leeds), Prof Jeannette Pols (Amsterdam), and Dr Kate Devlin (Goldsmiths, University of London). Along with a range of shorter papers from researchers, the conference will explore Read the full article…

HERA 10th Annual Conference: Humanities through the Ages (CfP, Chicago, 7-10 March 2018)

The Humanities Education and Research Association conference program committee invites proposals for presentations at the 2018 conference. The program committee’s theme is designed to incorporate any and all possible connotations: the history and development of the humanities, the changes in the humanities over time, the triumphs of and threats to the humanities, the importance of Read the full article…