Opportunity (2) to undertake a commission for exhibition on voice-hearing (CfA, Durham, Nov 2016 – Feb 2017)

Hearing the Voice is delighted to announce two exciting opportunities to work with them on the production of a major exhibition on voice-hearing that will take place at Palace Green Library from 5 November 2016 to 26 February 2017. Hearing Voices: suffering, inspiration and the everyday will be one of the main ways that the Read the full article…

Fully-funded Life of Breath PhD (CfA, Durham University, 1 February 2016)

Would you like to join the Durham Life of Breath project team? As part of our commitment to engaged research, we are planning to establish a group which will bring stakeholders with an interest in breath, breathing and breathlessness together to share information, knowledge and experience in a congenial setting. We are now recruiting for Read the full article…

Announcing a collection of essays on voice-hearing in The Lancet

by Hearing the Voice | Dec 16, 2015 Hearing the Voice is delighted to draw our readers’ attention to a collection of five articles on voice-hearing that has been published recently in The Lancet’s ‘Art of Medicine’ section. Written by Hearing the Voice researchers, the articles in the series explore the ways in which insights Read the full article…

Three funded PhD studentships on ‘Living With Feeling’ (CfA, Queen Mary University of London, 31 January 2016)

The Centre for the History of the Emotions at Queen Mary University of London invites applications from outstanding post-graduate students wishing to pursue doctoral research into aspects of the histories of emotions and health. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2016. These studentships are offered as a core element of a Collaborative Humanities and Social Read the full article…

Three Year Visiting Fellowship in Medical Humanities (CfA, Swansea University, 4 January, 2016)

As part of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions COFUND scheme, part of Horizon 2020, we have the opportunity to support a 3 year visiting post at Swansea University for an academic with 3-5 years postdoctoral experience who has not resided in the UK for more than 12 months in the last 3 years to work with Read the full article…

Last will and predicament?

By Bob Simpson Bob Simpson, CMH Affiliate, is a professor of anthropology at Durham University, UK. His research interests centre on the anthropology of biomedicine, bioethics and biotechnology. He was a member of the UK’s Nuffield Council on Bioethics Working Party on Donation and Human Bodies between 2009-11 and has published numerous articles on the Read the full article…

So what do you believe? Reflections on ‘An Exchange of Minds’, Durham University, 28-19 September 2015

Dr Victoria Patton, Hearing the Voice Project Coordinator, writes: Last month Hearing the Voice welcomed delegates from the Academy of Finland’s Human Mind programme to a two-day workshop entitled ‘An Exchange of Minds: So what do you believe?’, which took place at the Palatine Centre at Durham University on 28-29 September 2015. Facilitated by Mary Read the full article…

Medact archive now available for research

The Wellcome Library is delighted to announce that the archive of the Medical Campaign Against Nuclear Weapons (MCANW), later Medact, has been catalogued (SA/MED) and is now available for research. The Medical Campaign Against Nuclear Weapons (MCANW) was founded in 1980 to undermine the idea that nuclear war was survivable. The organisation was made up Read the full article…

Anxieties of communication: the limits of narrative in the medical humanities

What is and should be the role of narrative in the medical humanities? Responding to Angela Woods’ 2011 paper The limits of narrative, Dr Claire McKechnie (Glasgow Centre for Population Health) advances the discussion in her recent article for the BMJ Medical Humanities journal “Anxieties of communication: the limits of narrative in the medical humanities.” Read the full article…