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…

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…

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…

Second Congress of the Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research (CfP, Leeds, 20-21 September 2018)

  The Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research (NNMHR) was founded in 2013 with the purpose of connecting individuals and institutions working in this dynamic area of interdisciplinary research. The network numbers scholars, practitioners, health professionals, artists and health advocates amongst its members and held its first Congress at Durham University in September 2017. The Read the full article…

25 Years of Madness and Modernism (Symposium, Durham 11 May 2018) Registrations Open

Madness and Modernism: Insanity in the Light of Modern Art, Literature and Thought is the magnum opus of the distinguished clinical psychologist and phenomenologist of psychopathology Louis A. Sass. Twenty-five years after its initial publication by Basic Books and then Harvard University Press, a revised edition, published by Oxford University Press in 2017, is introducing Read the full article…

Transitioning Embodiments in Health Humanities (Symposium, Limerick, 04 May 2018)

The symposium on Transitioning Embodiments in Health Humanities will take place on Friday May 4th 2018 at the University of Limerick. The symposium will bring together Irish and international scholars from the disciplines of Cultural Studies, Law, Literature, Medicine, Music, Philosophy and Psychology, to discuss the experience and representation of embodiment in the context of Read the full article…

Representing Pain: Narrative & Fragments (Symposium, Lancaster, 17 August 2018)

This Symposium will take place at Lancaster University, 9 – 5.30pm on Friday 17th August 2018. It is part of the AHRC-funded research network Translating Chronic Pain, which is exploring challenges pain experience poses to traditional narrative representation, and the value of rethinking narrativity or embracing unconventional or fragmentary narrative forms. The symposium will explore Read the full article…

“Trauma Studies in the Medical Humanities: New Directions for Research” Conference in Durham April 12-14 2018

“Trauma Studies in the Medical Humanities: New Directions for Research” is a major international conference running at Durham University April 12 – 14 2018. Organised by the Music Department and Centre for Medical Humanities, with the financial support of the Wellcome Trust, this interdisciplinary conference is envisioned as a forum for reflection on the current state Read the full article…

Food as medicine: biosocialities of eating in health and illness (CfP, ASA panel, Oxford, 18-21 September 2018)

Paper proposals are now invited for the panel ‘Food as medicine: biosocialities of eating in health and illness’, which will take place at the Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth (ASA) conference, at the University of Oxford, 18-21 September 2018 (ASA18). Entanglements of health, illness, and eating offer a critical lens onto Read the full article…

Mind Reading 2018 – Mental Health and the Written Word (Conference, Birmingham, 18-19 June 2018)

‘Mind Reading 2018 – Mental Health and the Written Word’ is the second in this medical humanities series to ask a series of questions: Do clinicians and patients speak the same language? How might we bridge the evident gaps in communication? How can we use narrative to foster clinical relationships? Or to care for the carers? Read the full article…