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…

Methodological Innovation in Mental Health and Wellbeing Research (Seminar, Cardiff University, 16th October 2014)

This event is free to attend. If you would like to attend please email or alternaively email to express you interest. Date and Time: Thursday October 16th 2014 Tea and Coffee Reception from 12:30pm Sessions will begin at 13:00 and run until 17:00. Wine reception from 17:00 Venue: Committee Rooms, Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University, King Edward Read the full article…

The Consultation Letters of Dr William Cullen (1710-1790). (Talk, Kelvingrove Museum, 8 August 2014)

“Dear Doctor Cullen”: Medical Consultation in Georgian Glasgow An illustrated talk with readings from the Consultation Letters of Dr William Cullen Scottish physician William Cullen was the most influential medical lecturer of his generation. His private consultation letters, held at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, make up one of the most important eighteenth-century Read the full article…

Intercultural communication between doctors and patients, a view from realist perspective (Seminar, Durham University, 7 July 2014)

Emma Paternotte studied medicine at the Free University of Amsterdam. In 2011 she graduated and started working as a resident in obstetrics & gynecology in the Saint Lucas Andras hospital, a district teaching hospital with an ethnically diverse patient population. Emma’s research focused on the communication between doctors of the major ethnicity and patients of Read the full article…

Hearing identity: the (re)presentation of other agents in auditory verbal hallucinations (Seminar, Durham Centre for Medical Humanities HtV, Thursday 12 June 2014 5pm)

The next seminar in the Hearing the Voice Research Seminar series, featuring a presentation by Dr Sam Wilkinson on ‘Hearing identity: the (re)presentation of other agents in auditory verbal hallucinations’, will take place in the Birley Room at Hatfield College at Durham University (number 20 on this map) on Thursday 12 June 2014, 5 pm – 7 pm. Read the full article…

Psychological Resilience: Governing the Brain, Mind & Behaviour (Day Seminar, Birmingham, 23 June 2014)

Psychological resilience. Governing the brain, mind and behaviour University of Birmingham, Michael Tippett Room, Staff House23rd June 2014, 9:00 – 4:30pmREGISTRATION OPEN Organisers: Jessica Pykett (Birmingham University), Rhys Jones, Mark Whitehead (Aberystywth University), Maria Fannin (Bristol University), Ben Anderson, Joe Painter (Durham University) This seminar highlights the range of psychological approaches which have influenced contemporary Read the full article…

The prevention of obesity in young children (Seminar, Queen’s Campus Durham University, 4th June 2014)

Through John Snow College, we have organised an academic seminar on ‘The prevention of obesity in young children’ given by Professor Lynne Daniels on the 4th June 2014 in the Wolfson Research Institute (room F009) at Queen’s campus, Durham University. Lynne is visiting from the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, and is most famous Read the full article…