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…

MEDICINE AND/IN THEATRE (CfP, International Association of Theatre Critics webjournal)

The webjournal of the International Association of Theatre Critics (IATC), Critical Stages, invites contributions for issue No 17, Medicine and/in Theatre, due for publication in June 2018. Over the past decade there has been increased critical attention paid to the intersection of theatre and medicine; although the relationship between the two is far from new. Read the full article…

Interdisciplinarity in Practice: Medical Humanities Research Workshop for PGRs (Workshop, Leeds, 7 September 2017)

We warmly invite participants for a one-day workshop addressing the scholarly challenges and collaborative opportunities surrounding postgraduate research in the medical humanities. Increasing numbers of postgraduate students from a wide range of disciplines are undertaking work on human health, wellbeing, disease, and the body that entails interdisciplinary approaches. Conducting PhD research across disciplinary boundaries offers Read the full article…

Collaboration in the Critical Medical Humanities (Intensive workshop for ECRs, Durham, 11-13 September 2017)

This  intensive 3-day workshop for early career researchers will take place Monday 11 – Wednesday 13 September 2017 at Durham University, with the support of the British Academy and the Wellcome Trust. Work in the critical medical humanities brings together scholars from the arts, humanities, social and life sciences, health professionals, patient advocates, carers and Read the full article…

Ethics, Robotics and Rehabilitation Technologies (Seminar, Leeds, Thursday 18th May 2017)

Augmenting the Body: Disability, Bodily Extensions, Care, and the Posthuman, is an interdisciplinary Medical Humanities Project at the University of Leeds. As part of a series of workshops, Heather Draper and Tom Sorell (University of Warwick) will be presenting on Ethics, Robotics and Rehabilitation Technologies Rehabilitation covers a wide range of activities and circumstances. This presentation will explore Read the full article…

Inaugural Congress of the Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research (CfP, Durham, 14-15 September 2017)

The Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research (NNMHR) was founded in 2013 with the purpose of connecting individuals and institutions working in this dynamic area of interdisciplinary research. Following six successful seminars held across the North of England and Scotland, the NNMHR welcomes scholars, practitioners, health professionals, artists and health advocates, to join us at Read the full article…

Narrative Medicine and Natural Semantic Metalanguage: An Emerging Dialogue

“I have been wondering about the benefits that the use of more intelligible and realistic language, instead of jargon, could have for patients and doctors alike. In that respect, meeting Anna Wierzbicka, a Professor of Linguistics, and the founder of the Natural Semantic Metalanguage approach (together with Cliff Goddard), was an eye opener for me.” Maria Giulia Marini Read the full article…

Mr A Moves in Mysterious Ways: Selected Artists from the Adamson Collection (Art Exhibition, London, 15 May-25 July 2017)

The Adamson Collection is one of the world’s largest collections of artworks made by psychiatric patients. It consists of approximately 6,000 paintings, drawings and sculptural objects, produced between 1946 and 1981 by the residents of Netherne, a long-stay British mental hospital, under the guidance of art therapy pioneer Edward Adamson. This exhibition displays selected works by Read the full article…

Socioeconomic factors and mental health: past and present (Special Issue CfP, Palgrave Communications)

Palgrave Communications is an open access journal published by Palgrave Macmillan dedicated to publishing high quality original research across all areas of the humanities and social sciences. Article proposals and full submissions are now being sought for this special issue. This article collection, edited by Professor Matthew Smith and Dr Lucas Richert (University of Strathclyde), will examine how the relationship Read the full article…

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…