International Perspectives on Science, Culture & Society (Book Series, Pickering & Chatto)

Fern Elsdon-Baker (Coventry University), Salman Hameed (Hampshire College) and Ignacio Silva (University of Oxford) are actively seeking proposals for innovative monographs and essay collections for their series: International Perspectives on Science, Culture and Society. This series brings together insights from historians, philosophers and social scientists and seeks to build an understanding of the social and cultural context of Read the full article…

“Le Traumatisme”: Performance at Vane Gallery (26 July 2014, Newcastle)

You are invited to ‘Le Traumatisme’ performance at Vane Gallery, Newcastle, on Saturday 26 July 8-10pm. Doors open at 7:30pm. This Push Push Practice performance event combines newly developed contemporary dance theatre, contemporary music, and cinematography, all inspired by the theme of trauma. For more information, click here.    

Reviewer needed: ‘Mother’ by Elinor Carucci

Elinor Carucci’s intriguing and insightful book ‘Mother’ (Prestel, 2013) is available for review. It raises interesting questions regarding the boundaries and definitions of the  medical humanities, as the collection of photographs explore both physical and emotional development in motherhood and childhood. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities.  ‘Acclaimed photographer Elinor Carucci takes on her Read the full article…

DSM-5 & the Future of Psychiatric Diagnosis: Perspectives from the Medical Humanities (Workshop, Geneva, 7–8 July 2014)

DSM-5 & the Future of Psychiatric Diagnosis: Perspectives from the Medical Humanities Brocher foundation, Switzerland Organizer: Dr Matthew Smith, University of Strathclyde In May of 2013, the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) was published. Often referred to as the ‘Psychiatric Bible’, the DSM, published by the American Psychiatric Read the full article…

Modern Language Association (MLA): Vote to ratify potential new forum on “Medical Humanities & Health Studies”

The Modern Language Association (MLA) has proposed the ratification of a new forum “Medical Humanities & Health Studies.” If you are currently an MLA member (or are interested in joining the MLA), please consider signing and spreading the news throughout your networks. The deadline for signatures is June 15th 2014 and more information is available Read the full article…

2014 UK Blog Awards: Centre for Medical Humanities Blog ‘highly commended’ in Health (Organisation) category

Felicity Callard writes:   We are delighted to have heard that our Centre for Medical Humanities blog has been ‘Highly Commended’ at the 2014 UK Blog Awards in the Health (Organisation) category.   This means that the CMH blog is one of the top three organisational health blogs in the UK (no mean feat, given that we are Read the full article…

State, Society, Stigma: Rethinking Disease in a Global Age (CFP, Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 26–27 June 2014)

Call for Papers: State, Society, Stigma: Rethinking Disease in a Global Age 26-27 June 2014, Melbourne Australia, Two-Day International Symposium LIMS (La Trobe Institute of Molecular Science), La Trobe University. Convenors: Dr Tarryn Phillips (legal studies), Dr Michael O’Keefe (politics), Dr Ingrid Sykes (history) Funded by Understanding Disease Research Focus Area, La Trobe University: This Read the full article…