Conferences and Symposiums

Ageing, Embodiment and the Self: A One-Day AHRC Symposium (University of Warwick, March 18th 2016)

Added program details: ‘The day will include a performance work-in-progress by Jonathan Heron.’  Visit the Symposium website for details. This event, run under the aegis of the AHRC Modernism, Medicine and the Embodied Mind project, will explore experiences of ageing and dementia from a number of perspectives–medical, literary, philosophical, literary, and Read more…

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Book Review

‘Aging and Loss: Mourning and Maturity in Contemporary Japan’ reviewed by Chisaki Fukushima

‘Aging and Loss: Mourning and Maturity in Contemporary Japan’ by Jason Danely (Rutgers University Press, 2015). Jason Danely has produced a moving account of the contradictions of ageing and loss in contemporary Japan. He intentionally eschews a heavy handed theoretical approach, in favour of one that prioritises the stories of Read more…

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Conferences and Symposiums

Wellbeing and the Life Course: Intercultural and Intergenerational Perspectives (Symposium, University of Sussex, 24/25 September 2015)

A symposium to launch the new Centre for Innovation and Research in Wellbeing Conference Centre, Bramber House, University of Sussex Co-hosted with Young Lives at the University of Oxford, this two-day event seeks to foster intercultural perspectives on wellbeing and the life course by bringing together researchers working in a Read more…

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Call for Reviews

Reviewer needed: ‘Ordinary Medicine: Extraordinary treatments, longer lives, and where to draw the line’ by Sharon R. Kaufman

We are pleased to offer for review ‘Ordinary Medicine’ by Sharon R. Kaufman (Duke University Press, 2015). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. Most of us want and expect medicine’s miracles to extend our lives. In today’s aging society, however, the line between life-giving therapies and too much treatment is hard Read more…

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Call for Reviews

Reviewer needed: ‘Aging and Loss: Mourning and Maturity in Contemporary Japan’ by Jason Danely

We are pleased to offer for review ‘Aging and Loss: Mourning and Maturity in Contemporary Japan’ by Jason Danely (Rutgers University Press, 2014). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities, but this book may be of particular interest to anthropologists and social scientists. ‘By 2030, over 30% Read more…

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