Habit, Addiction and Thought (CfP, London, 30 June & 1 July 2017)

The London Conference in Critical Thought 2017 is a multiple-stream interdisciplinary conference hosted by the School of Law and Social Sciences at London South Bank University. It will offer a space for an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas for scholars who work with critical traditions and concerns. It aims to provide opportunities for those who frequently Read the full article…

Medicine and the Senses (CfP, Symposium, Leeds, 01 June 2017)

The Leeds Centre for Medical Humanities is organising a one-day interdisciplinary symposium to inspire debate on the role and significance of the senses within medicine. Abstracts are welcome from a wide range of disciplines. The value of the senses as an aid to diagnosis is demonstrated throughout the history of medicine. However, advances in digital Read the full article…

Sensations and Symptoms: embodied experiences and responses to illness (CfP for EASA conference panel, Lisbon, 5-7 July 2017)

The European Association of Social Anthropologists Medical Anthropology Network is holding its Biannual Conference Network Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, from 5-7 July 2017. The theme of the conference is Bodies in Transition – Power, Knowledge and Medical Anthropology. Fredrik Nyman and Christina Dobson (Durham University) are coordinating a panel entitled ‘Sensations and Symptoms: embodied experiences and responses to illness’. Read the full article…

Humanities and Healthcare (CfP, ‘Healthcare’ Journal Special Issue)

Dr Ian Walsh and Dr Helen Noble, from Queen’s University Belfast, are the Guest Editors of a Special Issue entitled “Humanities and Healthcare” in the journal Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032). We invite you to contribute a paper (free of charge) to this Special Issue. Healthcare involves humans, with human–human and human–machine interactions. This is only one Read the full article…

Traumatic Modernities: From Comparative Literature to Medical Humanities (CfP, Krakow, 19–21 April 2017)

This 2-day conference is organised by the Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Trauma, a term borrowed from the language of medicine for cultural theory and the social sciences, has joined the vocabularies of many disciplines over the last two decades. It is used to describe the aftermath of devastating Read the full article…

Fears and Angers: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (CfP, London, 19-20 June 2017)

This 2-day conference is organised by the QMUL Centre for the History of the Emotions and the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions. It will take place in the Arts Two Building, Mile End Campus, Queen Mary University of London. According to the wheel of emotions created by the psychologist Robert Read the full article…

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

The Project for Spirituality, Theology and Health at Durham University in association with Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to announce its third 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 provide opportunities Read the full article…

Too Much Medicine: Exploring the Relevance of the Philosophy of Medicine to Medical Research and Practice (CfP, University of Oxford, 19-20 April 2017)

This cross-disciplinary conference will explore the emerging problem of ‘too much medicine’ (TMM) including overdiagnosis and overtreatment. TMM is likely to benefit from an interdisciplinary perspective for several reasons. One cause of TMM is arguably ‘disease mongering’ where for example risk factors are interpreted as diseases and treated as such. This is related to the Read the full article…

Embodied Belonging: In/Exclusion, Health Care, and Well-Being in a World in Motion (CfP, Freie Universität Berlin, 4-7 October 2017)

This workshop is organised by the Work Group Medical Anthropology at the German Anthropological Association Conference “Belonging: Affective, moral, and political practices in an interconnected world”. Increasing human mobility and worldwide migration processes of varying scope are provoking new experiences and practices of belonging related to the body, health care, and well-being. This is significant Read the full article…

Mental health of children and adolescents: opportunities for Early Career Researchers (CfA, Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft, Austria)

Are you interested in contributing to novel, ground-breaking solutions in the mental health of children? Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft is looking for open minds to join their Open Innovation in Science initiative. Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft (LBG) is an independent Austrian research organisation with 600 employees and a major focus on health sciences. We are looking for Read the full article…