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…

Artificial Lives: Imagining Life (CfP, University of Sussex, November 2017)

This two-day conference is the first of an interdisciplinary series investigating developments in the arts and sciences responding to the manufacturing of being, and will feature keynote presentations from artist Paul Vanouse and Sherryl Vint of UCR. It will be held at the University of Sussex in late November 2017 (date to be confirmed). ‘Imagining Read the full article…

This Side of Doctoring: Reflections from Women in Medicine Volume II (call for submissions of writing or drawings)

Fifteen years ago, Dr Eliza Lo Chin compiled and published over 150 stories, poems, essays, and quotations from women physicians in This Side of Doctoring: Reflections from Women in Medicine. This first-of-its-kind anthology was, much like an American quilt, a unique and richly textured patchwork of each woman’s extraordinary life and career. Since this book Read the full article…

Frankenstein@200 Stanford Health Humanities Conference (CfP, conference, Stanford University, 20-22 April 2018)

The call for proposals for the International Health Humanities Consortium 2018 Frankenstein@200 Stanford Conference is now open. The conference is an event in the Medicine and the Muse programme at the Stanford School of Medicine. Submissions are encouraged from disciplines including, but not limited to: Arts and health Ethics Film and Theater Studies Health Professions Read the full article…

From Trauma to Protection: the twentieth century as the children’s century (CfP, conference, Warwick, 19-20 April 2018)

We are pleased to formally open the submission of abstracts for the following conference, to take place at the University of Warwick, 19-20 April 2018. ‘From Trauma to Protection: the twentieth century as the children’s century’ seeks to interrogate historical issues surrounding children’s rights, victimhood and agency from the end of the nineteenth century to Read the full article…

Life of Breath at the Edinburgh Festival (Events, Edinburgh, 13-25 August 2017)

Durham University’s Life of Breath project is delighted to announce a series of breath and air-themed events in collaboration with the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Taking the Air, supported by The Wellcome Trust, will investigate ideas around breath. 1 in 5 people in the UK have a long-term lung-related illness and 115,000 die from lung Read the full article…

Inaugural Congress of Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research – registration closed (Conference, Durham, 14-15 September 2017)

The Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research (NNMHR) is delighted to welcome scholars, practitioners, health professionals, artists and health advocates to join us at Durham University for its inaugural Congress. This is an opportunity for people who are passionate or even simply curious about medical humanities research to share ideas and meet potential future colleagues Read the full article…

Worlding the Brain (CfP, Amsterdam, 2-4 November 2017)

Following the success of Worlding the Brain 2016, we continue this series of multi-disciplinary encounters of science, art and the humanities with an international conference on the themes of Affect, Care and Engagement in November 2017 in Amsterdam. Confirmed key note speakers are Vittorio Gallese, Felicity Callard and Alva Noë. This event is intended to explore Read the full article…

The Arts Health Early Career Research Network (Announcement)

The Arts Health ECRN brings together early career researchers working on projects that lie at the intersection of the arts, humanities, health and medicine. It has three aims: To link together early career researchers through social events, networking opportunities and workshops To provide podcasts and newsletters to help early career researchers learn more about the field To run training events Read the full article…

Reconfiguration of Health and Welfare in different European settings (CfP, Brighton, 15-16 November 2017)

Papers are invited for an international workshop exploring the reconfiguration of health and welfare in different European settings, to be held in the University of Sussex in Brighton on the 15th-16th November 2017. Papers should address the ways in which austerity policies, welfare reforms or healthcare innovations relocate or relegate the work and practice of Read the full article…