Global Health Special Interest Group: Innovation North and South (Durham University Business School, 27 March 2015)

GLOBAL HEALTH TALK: Innovation North and South:  who benefits from policy R&D incentives for new health products? Janice E. Graham, Ph.D. Abstract Drug regulation can be seen as precariously balancing the science of safety, efficacy and quality with the politics of international trade and national economic growth. With the goal of incentivising innovation, governments have Read the full article…

Quality of Life, Happiness and Choice (Public Lecture, University of Bradford, 25 March 2015)

‘Quality of life’ is now a central theme in both political policies and patient care, and there is a Quality of Life Index. Additionally, many overlapping terms have been used in reports with their own tables such as the ‘World Happiness Report’, the ‘Where to be Born Index’ a ‘Livability Index’ and many similar surveys, Read the full article…

Resources for Living: visualising experiences of food and eating for survivors of head and neck cancer (Talk by Dr Duika Burges Watson and Dr Susan Lewis, 12 March 2015)

The forthcoming talk will be by Dr Duika Burges Watson and Dr Susan Lewis, whose presentation is entitled ‘Resources for Living: visualising experiences of food and eating for survivors of head and neck cancer’. From its inception, this has been a project driven by survivor involvement. It fully reflects participants’ insistence at being seen and Read the full article…

Staff-Postgraduate Seminar: Peter Boxall on the Novel (Seminar, Durham University, 4th March 2015)

Peter Boxall, Professor of English at the University of Sussex, will be giving a presentation on ‘The Novel Body’ for the Staff-Postgraduate Seminar in the English Department. This paper addresses the material status of the novel body, from Swift and Melville to Lawrence and Bowen, in the context of a discussion about the ethical and Read the full article…

Taking Pregnancy Seriously in Ethics and Epistemology Workshop II (Workshop, University of Southampton, 13th April 2015)

In applied ethics, much has been written in relation to pregnancy – based either on a conception of pregnancy as the ‘hosting of a stranger’, or focusing on the rights of the foetus whilst disregarding that foetus’s existence as intertwined with that of its mother. Neither of these two approaches takes the unique physical, relation Read the full article…

The Emergence of Nonconscious Cognition (Lecture, IAS Durham University, 2 March 2015)

Katherine Hayles (Duke) will be presenting a lecture titled The Emergence of Nonconscious Cognition 2 March 2015, 18.00 for 18.15, ER140, Elvet Riverside 1 Traditionally, the human brain has been associated with consciousness and (since Freud) the unconscious. However, at a lower level of neuronal processing, cognitive tasks are carried out by what Antonio Damasio Read the full article…

The Emergence of Nonconscious Cognition (Lecture, IAS Durham University, 2 March 2015)

Katherine Hayles (Duke) will be presenting a lecture titled The Emergence of Nonconscious Cognition 2 March 2015, 18.00 for 18.15, ER140, Elvet Riverside 1 Traditionally, the human brain has been associated with consciousness and (since Freud) the unconscious. However, at a lower level of neuronal processing, cognitive tasks are carried out by what Antonio Damasio Read the full article…

Understanding the relationships between Alcohol, other drugs and Sight Loss (Durham University, 11th March 2015)

Dr Hannah Morgan is Lecturer in Disability Studies in the Department of Sociology and a member of the Centre for Disability Research (CeDR) at Lancaster University. This seminar will explore some of the preliminary findings of a project which is investigating the relationship between substance abuse and sight loss. Hannah’s research interests are the impact Read the full article…

Human – Non-Human Interactions and the Medical Humanities (Durham, Seminar, 4th December 2014)

St Chad’s College Durham University 12pm–2pm The Centre for Medical Humanities at Durham University will host another of its ‘Affiliate’s Lunches‘ on Dec 4th, focussing on ‘Human – Non-Human Interactions’. Professor David Herman (Department of English Studies) and Dr Andrew Russell (Department of Anthropology) will offer very different perspectives on this topic and all are Read the full article…

Review of Visualising Illness at Birkbeck, November 14th -15th 2014, by Jac Saorsa

What is distinctive about the visual image as a means of communicating the experience of illness? As an artist working within the field of Medical Humanities this is a question that is very close to my creative heart so naturally I was very pleased to be invited to present at the Visualising Illness event, which Read the full article…