Cultural Histories of Air and Illness (Conference, Warwick, 8-9 June 2018)

Air has always had an influence on the health of individuals, societies, cities, and nations. From Hippocrates’s belief that air affected the human body to Victorian medical theories on tropical climates and bad air as the source of disease, air was understood to have a direct effect on health and to be a cause of Read the full article…

New Seed Scheme Launched: Funding available to support research initiatives across the NNMHR

The NNMHR has been awarded a generous Small Grant* from the Wellcome Trust to enable us to continue supporting innovative and critical medical humanities research across the network. We are delighted to announce that the first round of the NNMHR Seed Scheme is now open. Applications are invited from researchers at any of the ten Read the full article…

Substance Use and Abuse in the Long Nineteenth Century (CfP, Edge Hill University, 13-14 September 2018)

  This two-day interdisciplinary conference examines the changing roles of drugs and chemical substances in the history, literature and medical discourses of the long nineteenth century. Speakers include Professor Susan Zieger, University of California Riverside, Dr Noelle Plack, Newman University and Dr Douglas Small, University of Glasgow. ‘The body (follow me closely here) lies at the Read the full article…

FLUX: Responding to Head and Neck Cancer (Exhibition, Chicago, 18 May-19 August 2018)

    The International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago, is pleased to announce the opening of “FLUX: Responding to Head and Neck Cancer,” an exhibition curated by Dr Lianne McTavish, Professor of the History of Art, Design and Visual Culture at the University of Alberta. Presenting artists include Brad Necyk, Heather Huston, Ingrid Bachmann, Jill Ho-You, Read the full article…

New Research in the History of Medicine and Science (Workshop, Durham, 22 June 2018)

The Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease (CHMD) is a Research Centre that provides a focus for cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research and postgraduate education in the history of medicine, health, disease, and medical ethics.  Its forthcoming workshop, New Research in the History of Medicine and Science, will take place on Friday, 22 June 2018, Read the full article…

Crossing the (B)order of Immersion: Phantasmal Intersubjectivity, Co-Presence and the Emersivity of Literary Characters (Seminar, Durham, 23 May 2018)

The next Inventions of the Text seminar will take place on Wednesday 23 May, at 17.30 in the Seminar Room of the Department of English Studies (Hallgarth House, 77 Hallgarth Street, Durham DH1 3AY). Dr Marco Bernini (Durham) will be giving a paper titled: Crossing the (B)order of Immersion: Phantasmal Intersubjectivity, Co-Presence and the Emersivity of Literary Characters. Dr Read the full article…

“Ceaseless is Madame’s fight against the ravages of Old Man Time”: Ageing and Agelessness in Interwar Britain (Talk, Durham, 22 May 2018)

Associate Professor of Medical Humanities, James Stark (University of Leeds) will be joining the Postgraduate and ECR Network at Durham’s Centre for Medical Humanities, to give a talk on his work for the AHRC-funded Endless Possibilities of Rejuvenation project. Examining how our attitudes towards ageing and rejuvenation changed in the first half of the twentieth Read the full article…

Join Our Team! Associate Editors wanted for the Centre for Medical Humanities Blog

Founded in 2010, the CMH blog has published some fantastic posts, won awards, help establish connections between researchers in the field, and attracted 8500 followers. But we know we can do more, and that it’s time for a revamp. We are seeking a team of part-time Associate Editors to help revitalise the site and invigorate Read the full article…

Medical Humanities in the Middle East (CfP, Qatar, 17-18 November 2018)

The 1st International Conference on Medical Humanities in the Middle East at Weill Cornell Medicine in Qatar invites proposals for oral presentations and posters on the topics of narrative medicine, medical sociology, philosophy of medicine, art and medicine, expressive arts therapies, medical ethics and narrative ethics, graphic medicine, literature and medicine, history of medicine and Read the full article…

Fully funded PhD positions in Culture Studies (University of Groningen, Netherlands)

The Groningen University Faculty of Arts (NL) is advertising 5 fully funded PhD places (4 years) in the field of Culture Studies. Full details can be found on the PhD scholarship webpage. Within the Centre for Historical Studies we have expertise in medical humanities, in particular in the field of history of health and wellbeing, Read the full article…