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…

Fears and Angers: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (CfP, London, 19-20 June 2017)

This 2-day conference is organised by the QMUL Centre for the History of the Emotions and the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions. It will take place in the Arts Two Building, Mile End Campus, Queen Mary University of London. According to the wheel of emotions created by the psychologist Robert Read the full article…

Spirituality and Recovery Conference 2017 (CfP, Durham, 12-14 July 2017)

The Project for Spirituality, Theology and Health at Durham University in association with Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to announce its third conference exploring good practice in spirituality and mental health care. As more and more mental health service providers embrace a recovery approach to care, this conference will provide opportunities Read the full article…

Too Much Medicine: Exploring the Relevance of the Philosophy of Medicine to Medical Research and Practice (CfP, University of Oxford, 19-20 April 2017)

This cross-disciplinary conference will explore the emerging problem of ‘too much medicine’ (TMM) including overdiagnosis and overtreatment. TMM is likely to benefit from an interdisciplinary perspective for several reasons. One cause of TMM is arguably ‘disease mongering’ where for example risk factors are interpreted as diseases and treated as such. This is related to the Read the full article…

Embodied Belonging: In/Exclusion, Health Care, and Well-Being in a World in Motion (CfP, Freie Universität Berlin, 4-7 October 2017)

This workshop is organised by the Work Group Medical Anthropology at the German Anthropological Association Conference “Belonging: Affective, moral, and political practices in an interconnected world”. Increasing human mobility and worldwide migration processes of varying scope are provoking new experiences and practices of belonging related to the body, health care, and well-being. This is significant Read the full article…

Spirituality and Mental Health (Conference, University of Huddersfield, 11 July 2017)

This one-day conference is being delivered by the University of Huddersfield in conjunction with the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SWYPT). It is open to all health and social care professionals, community and voluntary sector workers, service users and carers. Spirituality is innately human and is concerned with what gives people hope, meaning Read the full article…