Artificial Lives: Imagining Life (CfP, University of Sussex, November 2017)

This two-day conference is the first of an interdisciplinary series investigating developments in the arts and sciences responding to the manufacturing of being, and will feature keynote presentations from artist Paul Vanouse and Sherryl Vint of UCR. It will be held at the University of Sussex in late November 2017 (date to be confirmed). ‘Imagining Read the full article…

Frankenstein@200 Stanford Health Humanities Conference (CfP, conference, Stanford University, 20-22 April 2018)

The call for proposals for the International Health Humanities Consortium 2018 Frankenstein@200 Stanford Conference is now open. The conference is an event in the Medicine and the Muse programme at the Stanford School of Medicine. Submissions are encouraged from disciplines including, but not limited to: Arts and health Ethics Film and Theater Studies Health Professions Read the full article…

From Trauma to Protection: the twentieth century as the children’s century (CfP, conference, Warwick, 19-20 April 2018)

We are pleased to formally open the submission of abstracts for the following conference, to take place at the University of Warwick, 19-20 April 2018. ‘From Trauma to Protection: the twentieth century as the children’s century’ seeks to interrogate historical issues surrounding children’s rights, victimhood and agency from the end of the nineteenth century to Read the full article…

Inaugural Congress of Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research – registration closed (Conference, Durham, 14-15 September 2017)

The Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research (NNMHR) is delighted to welcome scholars, practitioners, health professionals, artists and health advocates to join us at Durham University for its inaugural Congress. This is an opportunity for people who are passionate or even simply curious about medical humanities research to share ideas and meet potential future colleagues Read the full article…

Worlding the Brain (CfP, Amsterdam, 2-4 November 2017)

Following the success of Worlding the Brain 2016, we continue this series of multi-disciplinary encounters of science, art and the humanities with an international conference on the themes of Affect, Care and Engagement in November 2017 in Amsterdam. Confirmed key note speakers are Vittorio Gallese, Felicity Callard and Alva Noë. This event is intended to explore Read the full article…

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

The Project for Spirituality, Theology and Health at Durham University in association with TEWV NHS Foundation Trust is organising the Spirituality and Recovery conference at St John’s College, Durham, from 12-14 July 2017. This is the third Durham 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 give Read the full article…

The Heart, Health and Culture: An Exploration in Medicine and the Humanities (Symposium, London, 29 June 2017)

The Geoffrey Flavell Symposium on The Heart, Health and Culture: An Exploration in Medicine and the Humanities will take place from 9-4.30 pm on Thursday 29 June at Apothecaries’ Hall, Black Friars Lane, London EC4V 6EJ. Confirmed speakers are: Professor Joshua Hordern, University of Oxford, Professor Fay Bound-Alberti, Queen Mary University of London, Professor David Read the full article…

Accounts of Illness in Historical and Modern Texts (Conference, Oxford, 27 June 2017)

Dr Katherine Southwood (Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford) is hosting a conference on ‘Accounts of Illness in Historical and Modern Texts: Exploring Methods in Medical Humanities Research Across Disciplines’. How can historical and modern accounts of illness experience which are textual be analysed in a methodologically rigorous way? It is vitally important Read the full article…

Reconfiguration of Health and Welfare in different European settings (CfP, Brighton, 15-16 November 2017)

Papers are invited for an international workshop exploring the reconfiguration of health and welfare in different European settings, to be held in the University of Sussex in Brighton on the 15th-16th November 2017. Papers should address the ways in which austerity policies, welfare reforms or healthcare innovations relocate or relegate the work and practice of Read the full article…

Keynote Speakers Confirmed: Inaugural Congress of Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research (Conference, Durham, 14-15 September 2017)

NNMHR is delighted to announce two keynote speakers for its Inaugural Congress on 14-15 September in Durham. Ericka Johnson and Kristin Zeiler (Linköping University, Sweden) will jointly present “Embodiment, Materiality and Normativity in Medical Humanities”, bringing in insights from their respective areas of expertise: feminist phenomenology and feminist technoscience studies. The Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research  (NNMHR) was Read the full article…