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…

Association for Medical Humanities Annual Conference (CfP, Keele University, 28-30 June 2017)

The overarching theme for this year’s AMH conference is that of Critical Stories in the context of both Humanities and Arts research and production. This three-day conference will include plenary addresses by Dr Ima Jackson from Glasgow Caledonian University, Dr Mike Shooter, President of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy CBE, and Professor Mark Jackson, Exeter Read the full article…

Institute of Medical Ethics Summer Conference (CfA, Liverpool, 15-16 June 2017)

The Institute of Medical Ethics invites abstracts for its forthcoming conference in Liverpool on 15 – 16 June 2017. The conference is a two-day event, designed to give opportunities for academics, clinicians and students involved in biomedical ethics research and the medical humanities to present their current work. The conference organizers welcome submissions from a Read the full article…

Spectacular Evidence: Theatres of the Observed Mind (Call for proposals, London, Friday 24 March 2017)

Spectacular Evidence: Theatres of the Observed Mind is a one-day symposium that draws upon histories of madness, its exhibition and how it has been staged as cultural performance. Spectacular Evidence will also explore the behaviours and ‘performances’ acted out in the relationship between patient and physician. Proposals with a connection to the subject area of the symposium Read the full article…

7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable: Medicine, Public Health and Healthcare (CfP, University of Toronto, 23-24 June 2017)

The next biennial Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable will be held at the University of Toronto on 23-24 June 2017. It will be preceded by a symposium on 22 June at the University of Toronto titled ‘Clinical Judgment: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives’. Roundtable attendees are warmly invited to attend the symposium (details coming soon). Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable: Call Read the full article…

The Postgraduate Journal of Medical Humanities (CfP, University of Exeter’s Centre for Medical History)

The PJMH: The Postgraduate Journal of Medical Humanities, based at the University of Exeter’s Centre for Medical History, is now accepting submissions for articles and book reviews for its fourth edition. The journal, an online interdisciplinary publication authored and edited by postgraduate students, will be publishing professional peer-reviewed research and book reviews on all topics Read the full article…

Medicine and What it Means to be Human (CfP, Edited Collection)

The role of the doctor, surgeon, physician, or apothecary has been instrumental throughout western cultural history as a determining and defining force of health and well-being, and thus of idealised, often unquestioned norms. While medicine itself is much more than the biological, the privileging of the scientific often means that the medical becomes an esoteric, Read the full article…

Histories of Measurement and Self-making (CfP, University of Utrecht, 29-30 June 2017)

Today, people increasingly use digital technologies to collect data on their health, habits and wellbeing. Sociologists of science and technology have started to discuss how these developments change our notions of identity, autonomy and privacy. This two-day workshop explores the histories of these practices, looking at different forms of measurement and self-management in the 19th and 20th Read the full article…