Shame and Medicine (Project Launch, Trinity College Dublin)

The Shame and Medicine Project is an engagement between medical practitioners, social scientists, philosophers and medical humanities scholars seeking to investigate the role of shame in the context of health, medicine and medical practice. Led by PIs Dr Barry Lyons and Dr Luna Dolezal the project is a collaboration between Trinity College Dublin and the University of Exeter. This project is primarily funded Read the full article…

Call for New Members: METADAC Data Access Committee (Deadline: 14 Nov 2016)

The METADAC (Managing Ethico-social, Technical and Administrative issues in Data ACcess) Data Access Committee is currently accepting applications from researchers (qualitative and quantitative), clinicians, legal experts and non-academic/lay representatives for membership of the Committee. The METADAC is a multi-agency multi-study designed to establish an independent mechanism for the efficient and effective governance of access to Read the full article…

“The Anatomy of Rest” (Hubbub 3-part BBC Radio 4 series; 13, 20, 27 September 9am London time)

Hubbub’s interdisciplinary research on rest is brought together in a three-part series — “The Anatomy of Rest” — on BBC Radio 4 that is being broadcast at 0900-0945 (GMT+1) on 13, 20, 27 September. The programmes are presented by Hubbub Associate Director Claudia Hammond, and feature Hubbub Director Felicity Callard, Hubbub Associate Directors Charles Fernyhough Read the full article…

How Do You Rest? A national survey by Hubbub.

(4 November 2015) The British public are being invited to share their experiences of rest as part of a national ‘Rest Test’. The Rest Test is an online survey to investigate the nation’s resting habits and their attitudes towards relaxation and busyness. It is part of a wider collaboration between BBC Radio 4 and Wellcome Read the full article…

“Dying Well”: Enacting Medical Ethics (Symposium, Barts Pathology Museum, 25-26 September 2015)

This symposium adopts a cross-disciplinary approach to on-going debates on end-of-life care. Medical professionals, lawyers, ethicists, policy makers, humanities scholars, cultural practitioners and patient representatives will come together to consider what it might mean in today’s world to ‘die well’. The springboard for this event is Arthur Schnitzler’s medical drama Professor Bernhardi (1912), which will Read the full article…

Making the Invisible Visible – launch of the Life of Breath project (Durham University, 23 September 2015)

Making the Invisible Visible Join us to celebrate the Durham launch of the Life of Breath research project. Diverse project collaborators, ranging from an artist to an archaeologist, will discuss what breath means to them. These perspectives will be framed by encounters with breath made visible through music, sound and speech. Life of Breath is Read the full article…

AHRC network on health and social care prioritisation and funding (University of Liverpool, 15th June 2015)

Medicine, markets and morals (MMM) is a multi-disciplinary research network on health and social care prioritisation and funding, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), led by Dr Lucy Frith (Liverpool) and Professor Cam Donaldson (Glasgow Caledonian University). The debate over health care funding in England is changing and the founding principles of Read the full article…

Visual Culture in Medical Humanities (Workshop, Durham University, 18th June)

This one-day workshop is designed to explore the intricate connections between two dynamic fields and the ways in which fruitful collaborations could be set up between them. It will also invite participants to consider the question ‘where next?’ What research projects might we be able to nurture by paying attention to visual culture in medical Read the full article…

The Life of Breath Project in the Lancet Respiratory

CMH is pleased to annouce the latest article published from the Life of Breath Project in the Lancet Respiratory: Invisible suff ering: breathlessness in and beyond the clinic written by Havi Carel, Jane Macnaughton and James Dodd. This article highlights, among other things, the importance for a research focus on breathlessness and how this research can impact Read the full article…