Inaugural Congress of the Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research (CfP, Durham, 14-15 September 2017)

The Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research (NNMHR) was founded in 2013 with the purpose of connecting individuals and institutions working in this dynamic area of interdisciplinary research. Following six successful seminars held across the North of England and Scotland, the NNMHR welcomes scholars, practitioners, health professionals, artists and health advocates, to join us at Read the full article…

Socioeconomic factors and mental health: past and present (Special Issue CfP, Palgrave Communications)

Palgrave Communications is an open access journal published by Palgrave Macmillan dedicated to publishing high quality original research across all areas of the humanities and social sciences. Article proposals and full submissions are now being sought for this special issue. This article collection, edited by Professor Matthew Smith and Dr Lucas Richert (University of Strathclyde), will examine how the relationship Read the full article…

Medical Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Environment Conference (CfP, Harvard University, 29-30 September 2017)

In the present age of the Anthropocene, the extraordinary transformations of Earth’s climate are changing the biophysical conditions involved in global food production, emerging epidemics and natural disasters. There is growing concern that global environmental change will have significant adverse impacts on global patterns of disease and mortality over the next century. Responses to recent Read the full article…

Monitoring the Self: Negotiating Technologies of Health, Identity and Governance (CfP, Helsinki, 8–10 November 2017)

This conference is organized by the Nordic Network Gender Body Health, in collaboration with Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies (University of Helsinki). It is funded by the Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOS-HS). The keynote speaker will be Professor Deborah Lupton, University of Canberra, Australia. The twenty-first century Read the full article…

Stories of Illness/Disability in Literature and Comics (CfP, Berlin, 27-28 October 2017)

The PathoGraphics research team at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany announces this two-day academic conference and call for papers: ‘Stories of Illness/Disability in Literature and Comics. Intersections of the Medical, the Personal, and the Cultural’. The keynote speaker will be Leigh Gilmore (Wellesley College), author of The Limits of Autobiography: Trauma and Testimony and Tainted Witness: Read the full article…

Molecules and Models: Seeing Structures (CfP, Durham University, 21-22 November 2017)

This two-day workshop is organised by Durham University’s Centre for Visual Arts and Culture (CVAC) as part of the Institute of Advanced Study Theme for 2017/18 – Structure. It will run from the afternoon of Nov 21st until lunchtime on Nov 22nd  in Kenworthy Hall, St Mary’s College, Durham University. Call for Papers We invite proposals for Read the full article…

Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research Congress (Van Mildert College Durham, 14-15 September 2017)

Save the Date! Durham University’s Centre for Medical Humanities will be hosting the first research congress of the Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research from 14 – 15 September 2017. The Northern Network was established in 2013 to provide support and demonstrate critical mass amongst universities interested in research in medical humanities outside London and the Read the full article…

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…