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…

Reading Bodies, Writing Minds (CfP, University of Nottingham, 13 April 2017)

‘Reading Bodies, Writing Minds’ is a one-day conference exploring mental health issues in the medical humanities, and will be held 13 April 2017 at Highfield House, The University of Nottingham’s University Park Campus. The conference is intended to stimulate interdisciplinary discussion on modern and historical aspects of medical humanities. The keynote speakers include Dr Mary Read the full article…

Engagement, Co-production, and Collaborative Meaning-Making: Collaboration in Qualitative Health Research (CfA, London, 7 February 2017)

The third UCL Qualitative Health Research Network Symposium, supported by the Wellcome Trust, will bring together researchers from around the world. Discussion will focus on increasing calls for collaboration between academia and the wider healthcare community in health research. This is largely driven by efforts to engage the public in the “co-production” of evidence-based healthcare and Read the full article…

Beyond Therapy: Situating art and design in healthcare contexts (CfP, Loughborough University, 6-8 April 2017)

Panel 4 at Association of Art Historians (AAH) annual conference 2017 Deadline for Paper Proposals: 7 November 2016 Convenors: Tamar Tembeck (McGill University); Mary Hunter (McGill University) In Europe and North America, greater attention is being paid to the built environment in medical spaces. ‘Healthy design’ initiatives are increasingly being integrated into hospital planning. Such Read the full article…