We are pleased to announce the draft schedule for the next Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research workshops. This workshop will be held at the University of Sheffield on Wednesday 10th June 2015 at Jessop West Exhibition Space. As always, the day promises a very exciting selection of panels and speakers and all members of the network are warmly invited to attend.

Registration is free and the day includes lunch and an afternoon coffee break. If you would like to register please email. As usual, there are a number of travel bursaries available for postgraduate students wishing to attend, so please advise at the point of registration if you’d like to apply for one of these.


9.30 am: Coffee and registration10.30 am: Session 1 – Dialogues with Science

  • Annamaria Carusi, Reader in Medical Humanities, Sheffield. Humanities and computational science.
  • Rob Gaizauskas, Professor in Computer Science, Sheffield. Machine learning and automated knowledge acquisition.
  • Heidi Christensen, Lecturer in Computer Science, Department of Computer Science, Sheffield. Using speech technology to help people interact with the world.
  • Cathy Shrank, Professor of English, Sheffield. Dialogue and the body politic.

Midday: Lunch

1.30 pm: Session 2 – Philosophies of Care

  • Jon Nicholl, Professor of Health Services Research, Sheffield. The costs of health and happiness and whose values to use.
  • Robert Stern, Professor of Philosophy, Sheffield. Løgstrup and Care Ethics.
  • Julia Moses, Lecturer in History, Sheffield. Ethics of care and politics of social security in modern European history.
  • Phil Withington, Professor of History, co-director of MHS, Sheffield. The modern invention of happiness.

3 pm: Afternoon Tea

3.30 pm: Session 3 – The Clinical Interface

  • Ian Sabroe, Professor of Inflammation Biology, co-director of MHS, Sheffield. Should my story matter?
  • Andrew Thompson, Reader in Psychology, Sheffield. Appearance, wellbeing, and society.
  • Vicky Williamson, Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow, Dept of Music, Sheffield. Applied music and wellbeing.
  • Brendan Stone, Professor of English, Sheffield. Narratives of health and illness.

5 pm: close

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