Medical Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Environment Conference (CfP, Harvard University, 29-30 September 2017)

In the present age of the Anthropocene, the extraordinary transformations of Earth’s climate are changing the biophysical conditions involved in global food production, emerging epidemics and natural disasters. There is growing concern that global environmental change will have significant adverse impacts on global patterns of disease and mortality over the next century. Responses to recent Read the full article…

Monitoring the Self: Negotiating Technologies of Health, Identity and Governance (CfP, Helsinki, 8–10 November 2017)

This conference is organized by the Nordic Network Gender Body Health, in collaboration with Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies (University of Helsinki). It is funded by the Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOS-HS). The keynote speaker will be Professor Deborah Lupton, University of Canberra, Australia. The twenty-first century Read the full article…

Stories of Illness/Disability in Literature and Comics (CfP, Berlin, 27-28 October 2017)

The PathoGraphics research team at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany announces this two-day academic conference and call for papers: ‘Stories of Illness/Disability in Literature and Comics. Intersections of the Medical, the Personal, and the Cultural’. The keynote speaker will be Leigh Gilmore (Wellesley College), author of The Limits of Autobiography: Trauma and Testimony and Tainted Witness: Read the full article…

Molecules and Models: Seeing Structures (CfP, Durham University, 21-22 November 2017)

This two-day workshop is organised by Durham University’s Centre for Visual Arts and Culture (CVAC) as part of the Institute of Advanced Study Theme for 2017/18 – Structure. It will run from the afternoon of Nov 21st until lunchtime on Nov 22nd  in Kenworthy Hall, St Mary’s College, Durham University. Call for Papers We invite proposals for Read the full article…

Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research Congress (Van Mildert College Durham, 14-15 September 2017)

Save the Date! Durham University’s Centre for Medical Humanities will be hosting the first research congress of the Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research from 14 – 15 September 2017. The Northern Network was established in 2013 to provide support and demonstrate critical mass amongst universities interested in research in medical humanities outside London and the Read the full article…

Habit, Addiction and Thought (CfP, London, 30 June & 1 July 2017)

The London Conference in Critical Thought 2017 is a multiple-stream interdisciplinary conference hosted by the School of Law and Social Sciences at London South Bank University. It will offer a space for an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas for scholars who work with critical traditions and concerns. It aims to provide opportunities for those who frequently Read the full article…

Sensations and Symptoms: embodied experiences and responses to illness (CfP for EASA conference panel, Lisbon, 5-7 July 2017)

The European Association of Social Anthropologists Medical Anthropology Network is holding its Biannual Conference Network Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, from 5-7 July 2017. The theme of the conference is Bodies in Transition – Power, Knowledge and Medical Anthropology. Fredrik Nyman and Christina Dobson (Durham University) are coordinating a panel entitled ‘Sensations and Symptoms: embodied experiences and responses to illness’. Read the full article…

Experiments in collaboration: rethinking the human sciences in (or for?) an interdisciplinary age (CfP, Science in Public, Sheffield, 10–12 July 2017)

Des Fitzgerald, Hazel Morrison and Felicity Callard are convening an open panel on “Experiments in Collaboration” for Science in Public, the 11th Annual Science in Public Conference, to be held in Sheffield, 10-12 July 2017. The Call for Papers is below, and the deadline is 18 April 2017. All details about the conference, including instructions for Read the full article…

7th International Health Humanities Conference (Southampton, 2-4 August 2018)

Continuing the success of the International Health Humanities Network conferences thus far, we are pleased to announce the 7th IHHN conference. ‘Changing Society: Community wellbeing and transformation – how Health Humanities can change the world’ will take place in the cruise capital of Europe, Southampton, UK, in August 2018. Booking is now available online – the early Read the full article…

Traumatic Modernities: From Comparative Literature to Medical Humanities (CfP, Krakow, 19–21 April 2017)

This 2-day conference is organised by the Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Trauma, a term borrowed from the language of medicine for cultural theory and the social sciences, has joined the vocabularies of many disciplines over the last two decades. It is used to describe the aftermath of devastating Read the full article…