Conference Review

Paul Lazarus introduces the 8th AMH Conference: The Drama of Medicine – All the Ward’s a Stage – 11-13 July 2011

 The Drama of Medicine: All the Ward’s a Stage The Association for Medical Humanities 8th Annual Conference University of Leicester 11 – 13 July 2011 Paul Lazarus, President of the Association for Medical Humanities writes on behalf of the 2011 Conference Organising Group: Plans for this are now well underway, Read more…

By medh, ago
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Late reflections on Exeter’s one day conference ‘From the Cradle to the Grave: Reciprocity and Exchange in the making of Medicine and the Modern Arts’

With a week’s reflection under my belt I think the time has come for sharing perspectives. Sarah Atkinson has given a useful overview of the event and some of her highlights, and I’d like to lay out six of the ideas that caught my imagination. The points are chronologically rather Read more…

By anniraw, ago
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Empathy and memory in theology and literature! (Affiliates’ meeting, Friday 25th February 2011)

Two memorable presentations from Anastasia Scrutton (compassion, empathy and the intellect) and Simon James (narrative, memory and Dickens) provided a splendid opportunity to see how two apparently loosely-connected enquiries can converge fruitfully in a free-wheeling discussion. (Corinne Saunders, chairing, was absolutely right to insist that we hear both presentations first Read more…

By medh, ago
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Happy Talk

The Centre for Medical Humanities was delighted to partner with the Durham Book Festival in presenting Happy Talk on the afternoon of Saturday 23 October. The discussion, chaired by Caroline Beck, explored a range of provocative and varied issues around happiness, with a special focus on the relationship between happiness, Read more…

By medh, ago
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Concepts of Health and Illness

Over the summer I attended Concepts of Health and Illness, a multidisciplinary conference organised by philosophers Havi Carel and Rachel Cooper as the final event in their AHRC-funded network The Concepts of Health, Illness and Disease. Like most events organised as part of the network, it was a fascinating and Read more…

By medh, ago
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