*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…

The Senses and Spaces of Death, Dying and Remembering: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (CfP, Leeds, 27-28 March 2018)

Bringing together artists, academics and professionals working in a range of services relating to end of life, this conference will consider how space plays a role in practices of remembrance in the past and present, and in different cultures across the world. Through talks, performances and opportunities for discussion, we’ll think about being in a Read the full article…

Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research Inaugural Congress

    The Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research (NNMHR) and Durham Centre for Medical Humanities are delighted to welcome presenters and delegates to the Inaugural NNMHR Congress, Thursday 14 and Friday 15 September 2017. The logic of the Congress is simple: it is an opportunity for people who are passionate or even simply curious Read the full article…

Cultures of Shame in Medicine (Workshop, Dublin, 19 September 2017)

“Cultures of Shame in Medicine: An Interdisciplinary Workshop” is the third workshop organized by the Wellcome Trust Seed Funded ‘Shame and Medicine Project’. The aim of this Workshop is to bring together a number of academics working from various disciplinary perspectives within Humanities (e.g. English, History, Visual Culture) in order to reflect on how shame Read the full article…

Trauma studies in the medical humanities (CfP, Conference, Durham University, 12-14 April 2018)

This interdisciplinary conference is envisioned as a forum for reflection on the current state of research on trauma within the medical humanities and on potentially fruitful directions for future exploration. It is organised by the Music Department and Centre for Medical Humanities at Durham University, with the financial support of the Wellcome Trust. Confirmed keynote speakers Read the full article…