Durham CMH / Wolfson PG & ECR Network: ‘Emotion, Affect and the Body’ (Durham University, 15th March 2016)

The Williams’ Library, St. Chad’s College, North Bailey, Durham Tea, Coffee and Cakes will be served! The next meeting of the CMH Postgraduate / Early Career Researcher Medical Humanities Network will take place on Tuesday 15th March, 4-6pm. This meeting of the postgraduate / ECR medical humanities discussion group will examine some of the various Read the full article…

Affect: Pleasure, Pain and Emotions – an interdisciplinary workshop (University of Sheffield, 5-6 June 2015)

Affect: Pleasure, Pain and Emotions – an interdisciplinary workshop Friday 5 and Saturday 6 June 2015 University of Sheffield, UK This interdisciplinary workshop will bring together philosophers, psychologists, and neuroscientists to discuss the following topics amongst others: Pleasures, pains, and emotions are affective states. Why so? What makes a throbbing pain and a feeling of Read the full article…

Persisting Selves: the practices and politics of keeping going and carrying on (CfP, Geography Conference, Edinburgh, June 2015)

Persisting Selves: the practices and politics of keeping going and carrying on 5th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies Edinburgh 10th-12th June 2015 What does it mean to ‘persist’, to carry on, to go beyond? What are the barriers through which bodies and selves begin to persist – e.g., through tiredness or hardship; when Read the full article…

Shame & The Act of Writing (CFP, Conference, Warwick, 19 September 2014)

Shame and the Act of Writing Friday 19th September, University of Warwick Abstract deadline: 23rd June 2014   Confirmed Speakers: Geoffrey Gilbert (Comparative Literature and English, The American University of Paris) Denise Riley (School of Literature, Drama, and Creative Writing, University of East Anglia) Charles Turner (Sociology, University of Warwick)   This one day symposium brings together scholars Read the full article…

Taking ‘Turns’: Material, Affective and Sensory ‘Turns’ in the Academy (Workshop, University of Manchester, 3 July 2014)

Taking ‘Turns’: Material, Affective and Sensory ‘Turns’ in the Academy Workshop 3 July 2014 School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester Free one-day regional networking event for researchers in the Social Sciences and Humanities Sponsored by the British Academy and hosted by Sociology at the University of Manchester. Full details are available here. Recent ‘turns’ Read the full article…

Emotional Bodies: A Workshop on the Historical Performativity of Emotions (CfP, Workshop, Geneva, 20-22 2014)

EMOTIONAL BODIES A Workshop on the Historical Performativity of Emotions 20-22 October,2014 Louis Jeantet Auditorium Geneva, Switzerland The idea that the body is the site in which emotions are expressed is an old one in Western Culture. We manifest fear through trembling, embarrassment while blushing or demonstrate love by showing that the pulse quickens and Read the full article…

New Book Available for Review: “What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine” by Danielle Ofri

“Danielle Ofri’s newest book, What Doctors Feel, is a look at the emotional side of medicine—the shame, fear, anger, anxiety, empathy, and even love that impact patient care.Contemporary media portrayals of doctors focus on the decision-making and medical techniques, reinforcing an image of rational, unflinching doctors. But the quality of medical care is influenced by Read the full article…

Affect & Inquiry (CFP, Conference, Iowa, 27-29 March 2014)

The University of Iowa’s Obermann Center for Advanced Studies seeks 15-20 minute papers, talks, and performances for its 2014 Humanities Symposium, Affect & Inquiry. The Symposium will take place March 27-29th, 2014 at the University of Iowa and will feature keynotes, talks, and performances from: Lauren Berlant (English, University of Chicago) Ann Cvetkovich (English, Women’s & Gender Read the full article…

Bio-Social Methods for a Vitalist Social Science (CFP, Workshop, Birmingham, 16 July 2013)

Workshop: Bio-Social Methods for a Vitalist Social Science University of Birmingham, Tuesday 16th July 2013 You are invited to attend a free workshop hosted by the Institute of Advanced Studies and the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham on “Bio-Social Methods for a Vitalist Social Science”.  Confirmed speakers include: Dr John Read the full article…

“Feeling Space: Towards a History of Emotion, Affect, & Space” (CFP, Conference, Copenhagen, 6–7 December 2013)

Feeling Space: Towards a History of Emotion, Affect, and Space Call for Papers Workshop at the University of Copenhagen, December 6th and 7th 2013 Keynote speakers: Professor Monique Scheer, University of Tübingen and Professor Tim Cresswell from Royal Holloway University of London The spatial dimension of emotions and affect is currently attracting increased attention among historians employing a wide range of theoretical Read the full article…