Sleep/Activity/Agency (Joint Seminar and Roundtable Discussion, Durham University, May 8 2014)

A Joint Centre for Medical Humanities & School of Modern Languages Seminar and Roundtable Discussion Birley Room Hatfield College, Durham, 12.00 – 2:00 pm ‘Sleep/Activity/Agency’ Chaired by Dr Caitríona Ní Dhúill and Dr Angela Woods Prof Cressida Heyes (University of Alberta) ‘Sleeping Women, Wakeful Men: Gender, Rest, and Work’  Dr Felicity Callard (Durham University) ‘Rest: Crossing Brains, Read the full article…

Understanding and Communicating Pain (Public Lecture, 07 May 2014 and Workshop, 08 May 2014, Durham University)

Understanding and Communicating Pain: an interdisciplinary approach 07 May 2014, 6.00 – 8.00pm Calman Learning Centre, Durham University 08 May 2014, 9.00 – 3.00pm, Wolfson Research Institute, Durham University Pain is not just an individual physical or emotional experience. The ways in which it is represented and imagined, and the knowledges, beliefs and values that Read the full article…

Our People, Our Story, Our Way: The Western Desert Kidney Health Project (Centre for Medical Humanities, Public Lecture, Durham, 9 May 2014)

This is an opportunity to hear about a unique and highly innovative renal clinic and health promotion project in one of the remotest parts of Australia. The Western Desert Kidney Health Project – launched in October 2010 – is a multidisciplinary team of Aboriginal health, medical and community development workers and artists aiming to reduce Read the full article…

Matthew Ratcliffe: How Anxiety Produces Verbal Hallucinations (Philosophy of Medicine Seminar, King’s College, 25 March 2014)

The next King’s College London Philosophy of Medicine seminar will be held 25th March, 13.30 - 15.00, Virginia Woolf Building, Room 7.17 (Building F on this map) Professor Matthew Ratcliffe, Durham University How Anxiety Produces Verbal Hallucinations This paper addresses the phenomenology of verbal hallucinations, focusing on the role of anxiety. Pronounced feelings of anxiety are frequently associated with verbal Read the full article…

‘The Experimental Hut: Hosting Vectors, Containing Practice’ /Seminar, Durham University/Geography, 12th March

Ann Kelly, Exeter University will be giving a seminar in Geography on ‘The Experimental Hut: Hosting Vectors, Containing Practice’ at 2pm on Weds 12th March in room W010. All welcome. “Designed to simulate malaria transmission on the domestic scale, the experimental hut is an instrument of entomological research constructed in the fashion of indigenous homes, Read the full article…

Picturing Thought: Voices, Visions and Demonic Encounters in the Early Middle Ages – Hilary Powell (Seminar, Durham, Thursday 13 March 2014)

The next seminar in the Hearing the Voice Research Seminar series, featuring a presentation by Dr Hilary Powell (Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for Medical Humanities and Department of English Studies) on ‘Picturing Thought: Voices, Visions and Demonic Encounters in the Early Middle Ages’, will take place in the Birley Room at Hatfield College at Durham Read the full article…

Love & Sex AKA Per-Mission (St Aidan’s College, 10 March 2014)

Love and sex are complex matters. They carry profound personal and social significance. Our understanding of love and sex as objects of intellectual study straddles the social sciences, arts, humanities and sciences. Despite the multiple perspectives offered by these disciplines, much exceeds exploration by traditional academic means.. Love & Sex aka Per-Mission is a ground Read the full article…

Mental Disability, International Human Rights and the Capabilities Approach (Seminar, London, 2nd April 2014)

Date: Wednesday, 2 April 2014 Time: 16.00-18.00 Place: Strand Campus, Moot Court, Dickson Poon School of Law, London, SW1.18 Organisers: The Dickson Poon School of Law and the Institute of Psychiatry, as part of the Psychiatry/Law Seminar Series The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is being increasingly emphasised by the WHO Read the full article…

Spaces of Evidence (Seminar, Essex, 28th March 2014)

The UK launch of Spaces of Evidence takes place on Friday, March 28, 2014 at the University of Essex, featuring talks from Nancy Cartwright, Rosalind Eyben, Ayo Wahlberg, Carolijn Terwindt and Simon Cohn. Spaces of Evidence is a global network of scholars, practitioners and activists exploring the intersections of politics, measurement and evidence-based policy in Read the full article…

Annual History of Health & Medicine (Lecture, Kings College London, April 16 2014)

Welcome: by the Principal of Kings College London: Professor Sir Rick Trainor, KBE Title: Becoming Autoimmune: Immunological Histories of the Modern Self Speaker: Warwick Anderson, University of Sydney Abstract: Becoming Autoimmune? The ‘Self’ of Immunological Theory and the ‘Self’ of Chronic Disease While Macfarlane Burnet and others were elaborating on the idea of the immune Read the full article…