2018 Annual Postgraduate Conference: Human Bodies, Antibodies and Other Bodies (CfP, Durham, 24 April 2018)

Durham University Anthropology Department invites postgraduate students in all sub-disciplines of anthropology and related fields to the upcoming PG conference: Human Bodies, Antibodies and Other Bodies. It will take place at Durham University, Tues 24th April 2018, and is free to attend. Throughout its history, anthropology has engaged with the study of biological and social Read the full article…

Personification Across Disciplines (CfP, Durham, 17-19 September 2018)

Personification Across Disciplines (PAD 2018) is a 3-day interdisciplinary conference organised by Hearing the Voice and funded by the Wellcome Trust. It will take place at Durham University on 17-19 September 2018. Humans have a flair for attributing intentions, traits, agency, emotions and mental states to beings or things – either real or imagined. Whether anthropomorphising natural Read the full article…

Reminder: Deadline for Registration to Narrative Medicine Workshop (Mainz, Germany, 12-14 January 2018)

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany, will host a three-day workshop (January 12-14, 2018) on “Narrative Medicine” with core faculty from the Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University. The workshop is based on Rita Charon’s concept of Narrative Medicine. Alternating between plenary lectures and small-group seminars, the faculty will engage participants with close reading, writing Read the full article…

Cognitive Futures in the Arts and Humanities (CfP – extended deadline, University of Kent, 1-4 July 2018)

Building on the conferences associated with the network Cognitive Futures in the Humanities in Bangor (2013), Durham (2014), Oxford (2015), Helsinki (2016) and Stony Brook (2017), the 2018 conference aims once again to bring together a wide array of papers from the cognitive sciences, philosophy, literary studies, linguistics, cultural studies, critical theory, film, performance, theatre and Read the full article…

Anti-biosis? – Interdisciplinary Approaches to Microbe-Human Relations (CfP, Palgrave Communications)

Palgrave Communications – the multidisciplinary, open access journal published by Palgrave Macmillan – is currently inviting article proposals and full papers for a new research article collection. ‘Anti-biosis? – Interdisciplinary Approaches to Microbe-Human Relations’ will be edited by Professor Steve Hinchliffe (University of Exeter, UK), Professor Clare Chandler (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Read the full article…

BodyWorks: A Conference on Corporeal Representation (CfP, Northumbria University, 03 May 2018)

BodyWorks is a one-day student led conference taking place on 3rd May 2018 at Northumbria University. BodyWorks takes an interdisciplinary and intersectional approach to representations of bodies, embodiment and sensory experience across literature and culture. In doing so, we welcome responses from a range of disciplines, including cultural studies, literary studies, philosophy, arts, history, education, Read the full article…

Centre for Medical Humanities Postgraduate/ECR Networking Event (Durham University, 14 December 2017)

The next meeting of the CMH Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Network will take place on Thursday 14th December, at 5.30pm in the Collier Room of Hild Bede College, Durham. Wine, soft drinks, and nibbles will be provided. We welcome students and researchers working in Durham and other institutions in the North East to a Read the full article…

Medical Humanities and the Medical Undergraduate Curriculum (Workshop, Sheffield, 24 January 2018)

Registration is now open for the workshop on Medical Humanities and the Medical Undergraduate Curriculum. Please contact the organiser Ian Sabroe with your full details if you would like to attend. Please also indicate if you would like to bring a student to participate. The aim is for the day to be free to attend, but travel Read the full article…

Putting Theory into Practice: Exploring the role of Practice-based Medical Humanities (Conference, London, 29-30 November 2017)

Registration is now open for Putting Theory into Practice: Exploring the role of Practice-based Medical Humanities (29-30 November), hosted by Birkbeck’s Centre for Medical Humanities. For times, venues and registration details, please see the conference website. The shape and future of medical education and practice has been under increasing scrutiny and continuing government and legislative Read the full article…

Somaesthetics: Between the Human Body and Beyond (CfP, Szeged, Hungary, 14-16 May 2018)

The Hungarian Philosophical Association, the University of Szeged and the Pro Philosophia Szegediensi Foundation is organizing an international conference on “Somaesthetics: Between the Human Body and Beyond”. This follows on from the successes of the conferences in 2014 (‘Aesthetic Experience and Somaesthetics’) and 2017 (‘The Soma As the Core of Aesthetics, Ethics and Politics’) which both drew over twenty participants Read the full article…