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…

Anti-biosis? – Social and Cultural Inquiries into Human-Microbe Relations (CfP, Palgrave Communications, Deadline extended til May)

Palgrave Communications – the multidisciplinary, open access journal published by Palgrave Macmillan – is currently inviting article proposals and full papers for a new research article collection. ‘Anti-biosis? – Interdisciplinary Approaches to Microbe-Human Relations’ will be edited by Professor Steve Hinchliffe (University of Exeter, UK), Professor Clare Chandler (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, 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…

The Affective Aesthetics of the Body in Pain (CfP, Special Issue: The Polish Journal of Aesthetics)

The Polish Journal of Aesthetics invites contributions for a Special Issue “The Affective Aesthetics of The Body in Pain”, 51 (4/2018). The editors of this issue are Luz Mar González-Arias (University of Oviedo, Spain) and Monika Glosowitz (University of Silesia, Poland). In this special issue of The Polish Journal of Aesthetics we would like to explore – 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…

Storytelling as a Way of Bridging Cultural Divides (CfP, York, 6 June 2018)

A workshop on “Storytelling as a Way of Bridging Cultural Divides” is being organised by Christa Knellwolf King, Associate Professor of English literature at Sultan Qaboos University, Oman, and an Honorary Visiting Fellow at the University of York. The theme of this interdisciplinary workshop is inspired by recent studies which have shown that fictional and factual Read the full article…

The Heart of the Matter (Exhibition, Newcastle, 24 March – 06 May 2018)

The Heart of the Matter is an exhibition about to launch in Newcastle upon Tyne at the Great North Museum: Hancock. It brings together art and medicine to reflect on the human heart. The heart can symbolise romantic love and the centre of human emotion, but it is also the engine room of our body Read the full article…

Dósis – new online blog and magazine (CfP)

Dósis is an online blog and magazine dedicated to exploring the intersection of medical humanities and social justice. The first issue is available here. This web-only publication offers three issues annually featuring essays, commentary, and reviews clustered around a particular theme. In addition, the blog will run news and notes on relevant current trends in Read the full article…