Augmenting the Body: Work and the Posthuman (Seminar, Leeds, 27 April 2017)

Augmenting the Body is an interdisciplinary medical humanities project based at the University of Leeds, exploring questions of disability, bodily extensions, care and the posthuman. Work and the Posthuman is the fourth seminar to be presented in the Sadler Seminar Series. This series aims to explore the ways cultural and theoretical ideas of embodiment meet the practicalities Read the full article…

Dementia and the Body-Subject: The Margins of Agency in Philosophy and Literature (Public lecture, Newcastle University, 8 March 2017)

Dr Liz Barry (University of Warwick) will be the guest speaker in the School of English at Newcastle University, as part of the Visiting Speaker series. Her lecture will take place on Wednesday 8th March, 5-6:30pm in Room 1.19, Percy Building, Newcastle University, NE1 7RU. Dr Barry’s paper will discuss the way in which phenomenological Read the full article…

“Academic primary health care: an interdisciplinary endeavour” (Public lecture, Stockton-On-Tees, 26 April 2017)

Durham University’s Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing is pleased to announce that this year’s Wolfson Annual Lecture will be given by Professor Trish Greenhalgh, Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences at Oxford University. Her lecture will review progress in primary health care as an academic discipline from the 1960s to the present day, and Read the full article…

‘The Good Story? Arabella Kurtz in conversation with Angela Woods,’ Palace Green Library, 17 November 2016 from 5:30-7:30pm

‘The Good Story? Arabella Kurtz in conversation with Angela Woods: Exploring a narrative approach to trauma’ Wolfson Gallery, Palace Green Library 17 November 2016, 5:30-7:30 Why do we feel the need to transform our experiences into a more or less coherent story? Is life inherently narrative or is narrative rather a means for exploring, interpreting and understanding Read the full article…

Augmenting the Body: Disability, Bodily Extensions, and the Posthuman (Seminar series, University of Leeds, October-December 2016)

Augmenting the Body is an interdisciplinary medical humanities project based at the University of Leeds, exploring questions of disability, bodily extensions, care and the posthuman. Launching in Autumn 2016, the first phase of the project is a University-funded Sadler Seminar Series. The series will feature a diverse lineup of speakers from fields including medicine/healthcare, cultural/literary studies, digital Read the full article…

Food pleasure, altered eating and well-being (Seminar, Gala Theatre Durham, 14th September 2016)

Eating is undoubtedly one of life’s great pleasures. Yet it is denied many people living with long-term eating difficulties as a result of illness, treatment or life-course transitions. This seminar reports on new research on “altered eating”, and the ‘science of deliciousness’. The seminar will include audience participation to examine flavour and taste.  Via film and Read the full article…

‘Voice-hearing and Spatialities of Emotion’ (Seminar, Durham, 19 May 2016)

Reposted from Hearing the Voice | Apr 29, 2016 | Conferences, Seminars, Lectures & Workshops The next seminar in the 2016 Hearing the Voice Research Seminar series, featuring a presentation by Roz Austin (Department of Geography and Centre for Medical Humanities, Durham University) on ‘Voice-hearing and Spatialities of the Emotions’, will take place in the Birley Read the full article…

Vice and Virtue: the Rise of Self-Tracking Technologies and the Moralising of ‘Health’ Behaviours (CfP, Switzerland, 10-13 May 2016

Attendance for this seminar, located at the Brocher Foundation in Switzerland, is free but registration is essential as places are limited. Please email Becky Brown if you would like to attend. Seminar Abstract A growing market for new digital technologies, including ‘wearable technology,’ smart phone apps, and other self-monitoring devices, is encouraging people to engage Read the full article…

‘Sea Change: Art, Place and Resilience’ (Lecture, Scottish Youth Theatre, 22nd March, 2016)

Carol Frame of the Glasgow Centre for Population Health offers: Seminar Series 12: Lecture 5 Ruth Little: Sea Change – Art, Place & Resilience What can art and art-making contribute to fostering the coherence, capacity and connection that enable whole body health and adaptation, both social and individual?  How can we better find our own Read the full article…

‘Visions, voices, dissociated parts and child sexual abuse: From living life in crisis to moving on to recovery’ (Public Talk, Durham University, 24 February 2016

The next meeting of the Joint Special Interest Group in Psychosis (JSIGP), featuring a presentation by Dr Sam Warner (Salford University) on ‘Visions, voices, dissociated parts and child sexual abuse: From living life in crisis to moving on to recovery’ will be held on Wednesday 24 February 2016 from 5.30 – 7 pm in Kenworthy Hall, St Mary’s College, Durham Read the full article…