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…

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…

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…

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…

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

The CMH Postgraduate and ECR Network is pleased to invite you to its next meeting, when Dr James Stark (University of Leeds) will be giving a talk: ‘“Ceaseless is Madame’s fight against the ravages of Old Man Time”: Ageing and Agelessness in Interwar Britain’. The meeting takes place on Tuesday 22 May, 5 – 7pm in 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…

Whose stories? Sharing the authorship of medical histories of the First World War (Public event, Exeter, 26 April 2018)

Exeter University’s Centre for Medical History and Exeter Local History Society present Stories of Exeter’s War Hospitals 1914-1919, an event including talks, an exhibition and a reception. The event starts at 5.30pm at the front entrance of Reed Hall, Exeter University, with the unveiling of a heritage plaque commemorating the use of Reed Hall as a temporary First 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…