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…

Cognitive Futures in the Arts and Humanities (CfP, 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…

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

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, media, social sciences and medical humanities. Through this breadth of intellectual inquiry, the event aims to Read the full article…

Arts of Breath – series of lecture-performances organised by Life of Breath project (Durham, Nov 2017 – March 2018)

The Life of Breath Project is pleased to announce ‘Arts of Breath’, a series of lecture-performances exploring the role of breath in poetry, fiction, singing, dance and visual art. All events will take place in Durham. For more information see individual event pages below, or contact Sarah McLusky. Wed 15 Nov 2017: Breath, Pulse and Measure in Read the full article…

Sadness, Depression and the Dark Night of the Soul (Seminar, Durham, 09 November 2017)

The Project for Spirituality, Theology and Health at Durham University presents its final seminar for 2017, ‘Sadness, Depression and the Dark Night of the Soul. The role of the clergy in the care of sadness and depression, and their collaboration with mental health professionals’. The seminar will be presented by Dr Glòria Durà-Vilà, Consultant Child Read the full article…

Narrative Medicine (Workshop in 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 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 and Read the full article…

University of Exeter Centre for Medical History Seminar Series 2017/18

The Centre for Medical History at the University of Exeter has announced its seminar series for 2017/18. The next seminar will take place on 15th November 2017, from 3-5 pm, when Prof Jennifer Smith-Merry (University of Sydney) and Dr Ana Antic (University of Exeter) will present ‘Global Histories of Mental Health’ (Ibrahim Ahmed Room, Reed Hall, University 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 we Read the full article…

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…