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…

The Life of Breath: new directions in Medical Humanities (Lecture, University of York, 26 November 2014)

Centre for Global Health Histories lectures Wednesday 26 November 2014, 6.00PM Speaker: Professor Jane Macnaughton, Durham University This lecture will take as its theme the future direction of medical humanities, a field that has never has a settled identity, but which is one of a number of fields leading thinking in interdisciplinary work in the Read the full article…

‘Prosthetics and the Prosthetic Metaphor’ – Next Meeting of Durham’s Postgraduate & Early Career Researcher Network (CfP Seminar, Durham, 27th November, 2 – 3.30pm)

Prosthetics and the Prosthetic Metaphor Thursday 27th November 2014, 2 pm – 3:30 pm Collier Room, Hild and Bede College, Durham University The first meeting of the CMH/Wolfson Postgraduate and Early Career Medical Humanities Network for the 2014/2015 academic year is coming up. Our new network convener is Dr. Luna Dolezal, a Postdoctoral Fellow in Read the full article…

Visualising Illness (Free public lecture, Birkbeck University, 14 November 2014)

“Visualising Illness”, looks at first-person attempts to visualise illness and pain. On Friday 14th November Birkbeck will be hosting a free public lecture by Joanna Bourke (The Story of Pain, 2014),  and a panel discussion featuring artist Deborah Padfield, clinician Joanna Zakrzewska, and sociologist Alan Radley (Works of Illness, 2009). Drawing on the varied perspectives Read the full article…