Conference Review

‘Found Performance’: Reflections on an undisciplinary symposium exploring aesthetic methodologies in health care and medicine

‘Found Performance’: An undisciplinary symposium exploring aesthetic methodologies in health care and medicine. Studio Theatre, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, June 15th 2018. Report by co-chairs Alex Mermikides and Stuart Wood What happens if we approach sites of medicine or health care as if they are already in performance? Asking Read more…

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On Knowledge in the Medical Humanities: Reflections from the Association of Medical Humanities Conference in Sofia, Bulgaria (27-29 June, 2018)

Maryam Golafshani writes: Last week I attended the Association of Medical Humanities’ annual conference. The conference was hosted at the Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria with the theme of ‘Shadows and Ashes’ derived from the Roman poet Horace’s famous description of humans as ‘pulvis et umbra sumus’. The conference opened Read more…

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2018 International Health Humanities Consortium Conference, Stanford: A snapshot and two questions (Review by Emily Troscianko, University of Oxford)

In late April, the 2018 International Health Humanities Consortium Conference happened in the palm-treed glamour of the Stanford Medical School. It was my first major medical/health humanities conference, and I was really encouraged to see how much is happening in this field in the US. There were panel sessions introducing Read more…

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Collaboration, Cooperation and Conversations: The Inaugural Congress of the NNMHR (blog post by Natalie Mullen, Lancaster University)

Natalie Mullen is a PhD candidate based at Lancaster University. Her research is funded by the AHRC and examines patient agency in the nineteenth-century asylum. The Inaugural Congress of the NNMHR (#NNMHR17) fell in the final weeks of the second year of my PhD. I had just finished working on Read more…

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Enthralling Interdisciplinarity at the Inaugural Congress of the NNMHR (blog post by Diana Beljaars, Cardiff University)

Diana Beljaars is PhD Researcher at the School of Geography and Planning at Cardiff University, and her project situates on the intersection of human geography, medical humanities, health and disability geography, and the medical and clinical sciences of Tourette syndrome. Arriving in a beautiful late summer Durham, I made my Read more…

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Marketplace and Open Space: ‘A Box of Tricks’ at the Inaugural Congress of the NNMHR (Blog post by Ute Oswald, University of Warwick)

Ute Oswald is doing a PhD in the History of Medicine at the University of Warwick, having already completed an MA at Hamburg University in Classical Archaeology and Italian and an MSt at Oxford University in Literature and Arts. I was fortunate enough to attend the Inaugural Congress of the Northern Read more…

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Interconnections and Interactions at the NNMHR Inaugural Congress (Blog post by Caitlin Stobie, University of Leeds)

Caitlin Stobie is a PhD candidate at the University of Leeds working on representations of abortion, embodiment, and agency in southern African fiction. She is a research intern on the AHRC-funded research network “The Risks of Childbirth in Historical Perspective” and co-director of the Leeds Animal Studies Network. On Thursday Read more…

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