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…

Material Cultures of Psychiatry (CfP, Workshop, Hamburg, 3-4 May 2018)

This 2-day workshop is organised by Dr Monika Ankele (Department for History and Ethics of Medicine at the University Clinic Hamburg-Eppendorf) and Prof Benoît Majerus (Centre for Contemporary and Digital History, University of Luxembourg). It is part of the research project “Bed and Bath: Objects and Spaces of Therapy in Psychiatry of the 19th and 20th Read the full article…

Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor in Global Health Anthropology (Durham University)

Durham University is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor in Global Health Anthropology to its Anthropology Department. With an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching, research and employability of our students, ours is one of the very best Anthropology departments not just in the UK, but the world. We are currently 35th in the QS World Read the full article…

Enthralling Interdisciplinarity at the Inaugural Congress of the NNMHR (blog post by Diana Beljaars, Cardiff University)

Diana Beljaars is PhD Researcher at the School of Geography and Planning at Cardiff University, and her project situates on the intersection of human geography, medical humanities, health and disability geography, and the medical and clinical sciences of Tourette syndrome. Arriving in a beautiful late summer Durham, I made my way to Van Mildert College 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…

Empathy and Affect in Medical and Theatrical Practice (Workshop, Warwick, 13-14 October 2017)

The University of Warwick’s Humanities Research Centre is holding a two-day workshop, Empathy and Affect in Medical and Theatrical Practice on 13-14 October 2017. This event will bring together theatre practitioners, clinicians, and scholars in humanities and medical ethics with other members of the public to consider the embodiment of illness (both physical and mental) in Read the full article…

The social life of time: power, discrimination and transformation (CfP, Edinburgh, 5-7 June 2018)

Since 2011 the Temporal Belongings network has brought together scholars from across the arts, humanities and social sciences to investigate the role that time plays in communities. Our first meeting in Manchester set our initial agenda and since then we have explored a range of issues including community futures, the role of power and agency, Read the full article…

*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, to Read the full article…

Durham Book Festival Event with Gillian Allnutt, Will Storr and Charles Fernyhough (Durham, Saturday 7 October 2017)

  Durham Book Festival presents Others, a new anthology from Unbound. This collection brings together a diverse group of writers to celebrate how books and writing can help us to see the world as others see it: whether it’s a novelist giving voice to the voiceless, a poet bringing alive a moment of consciousness we might not otherwise Read the full article…