25 Years of Madness and Modernism (Symposium, Durham 11 May 2018) Registrations Open

Madness and Modernism: Insanity in the Light of Modern Art, Literature and Thought is the magnum opus of the distinguished clinical psychologist and phenomenologist of psychopathology Louis A. Sass. Twenty-five years after its initial publication by Basic Books and then Harvard University Press, a revised edition, published by Oxford University Press in 2017, is introducing Read the full article…

Transitioning Embodiments in Health Humanities (Symposium, Limerick, 04 May 2018)

The symposium on Transitioning Embodiments in Health Humanities will take place on Friday May 4th 2018 at the University of Limerick. The symposium will bring together Irish and international scholars from the disciplines of Cultural Studies, Law, Literature, Medicine, Music, Philosophy and Psychology, to discuss the experience and representation of embodiment in the context of Read the full article…

Representing Pain: Narrative & Fragments (Symposium, Lancaster, 17 August 2018)

This Symposium will take place at Lancaster University, 9 – 5.30pm on Friday 17th August 2018. It is part of the AHRC-funded research network Translating Chronic Pain, which is exploring challenges pain experience poses to traditional narrative representation, and the value of rethinking narrativity or embracing unconventional or fragmentary narrative forms. The symposium will explore Read the full article…

“Trauma Studies in the Medical Humanities: New Directions for Research” Conference in Durham April 12-14 2018

“Trauma Studies in the Medical Humanities: New Directions for Research” is a major international conference running at Durham University April 12 – 14 2018. Organised by the Music Department and Centre for Medical Humanities, with the financial support of the Wellcome Trust, this interdisciplinary conference is envisioned as a forum for reflection on the current state Read the full article…

Food as medicine: biosocialities of eating in health and illness (CfP, ASA panel, Oxford, 18-21 September 2018)

Paper proposals are now invited for the panel ‘Food as medicine: biosocialities of eating in health and illness’, which will take place at the Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth (ASA) conference, at the University of Oxford, 18-21 September 2018 (ASA18). Entanglements of health, illness, and eating offer a critical lens onto Read the full article…

Mind Reading 2018 – Mental Health and the Written Word (Conference, Birmingham, 18-19 June 2018)

‘Mind Reading 2018 – Mental Health and the Written Word’ is the second in this medical humanities series to ask a series of questions: Do clinicians and patients speak the same language? How might we bridge the evident gaps in communication? How can we use narrative to foster clinical relationships? Or to care for the carers? Read the full article…

Twenty-five years of Madness and Modernism (Call for Papers, Symposium, Durham University, 11 May 2018)

Twenty-five years of Madness and Modernism Madness and Modernism: Insanity in the Light of Modern Art, Literature and Thought is the magnum opus of the distinguished clinical psychologist and phenomenologist of psychopathology Louis A. Sass. Twenty-five years after its initial publication by Basic Books and then Harvard University Press, a revised edition, published by Oxford Read the full article…

EASA Conference 2018: Staying, Moving, Settling (CfP, Stockholm, 14-17 August 2018)

 EASA 2018, the biannual conference of the European Association of Social Anthropologists, will take place on 14-17 August 2018 in Stockholm. Life of Breath team members Jane Macnaughton and Andrew Russell will be joined by Anna Harris (Maastricht University) to convene a panel. The panel, entitled ‘Movement, stasis and interoception: unsettling the body’ will apply theories of embodiment, including Read the full article…

Emerging and New Researchers in the Geographies of Health and Impairment (ENRGHI) Conference 2018 (CfP, Bristol, 18-19 June 2018)

Papers are invited for 19th ENRGHI Conference, a two-day event organised by and for post-graduates and early career researchers, with generous support from the RGS (with IBG) Geographies of Health and Wellbeing Research Group (GHWRG). This longstanding conference offers a supportive environment to showcase research; providing valuable opportunities for networking, research feedback and discussion with researchers Read the full article…

Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference (CfP, Exeter, 7-8 June 2018)

  The Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference will return to the University of Exeter Centre for Medical History in June 2018 for its fifth consecutive year. Over the last four years it has steadily flourished, bringing together an international community of medical humanities researchers, and showcasing the vitality and diversity of current research in the field. Read the full article…