Biopolitics and Psychosomatics: Participating Bodies (Conference, University of Cambridge, 8 July 2016)

Online registration is now open to book your place. The standard fee is £30 (includes lunch and teas/coffees). The fee for students/unwaged is £15. The deadline for registration is Friday 1 July 2016 at 12 noon. Patient involvement, participation and empowerment are keywords at the forefront of the politics of contemporary healthcare and beyond. Envisaging Read the full article…

‘Sleep / Agency / Activity’ Roundtable Discussion, Durham University, 8th May 2014 – Review

Patrick Levy, Philosophy PhD Candidate at Sussex University, writes: There is a certain degree of irony in a student of the philosophy of sleep sacrificing a substantial slice of sleep in order to attend a workshop on, amongst other things, sleep. With varying degrees of sleep deprivation (confessions of such abounded throughout the day) those Read the full article…

Sleep/Activity/Agency (Joint Seminar and Roundtable Discussion, Durham University, May 8 2014)

A Joint Centre for Medical Humanities & School of Modern Languages Seminar and Roundtable Discussion Birley Room Hatfield College, Durham, 12.00 – 2:00 pm ‘Sleep/Activity/Agency’ Chaired by Dr Caitríona Ní Dhúill and Dr Angela Woods Prof Cressida Heyes (University of Alberta) ‘Sleeping Women, Wakeful Men: Gender, Rest, and Work’  Dr Felicity Callard (Durham University) ‘Rest: Crossing Brains, Read the full article…

An Audience with Rose Barbour (Seminar, Wolfson Research Institute, Durham University Queen’s Campus, 5th March 2014)

Rosaline (Rose) Barbour, Professor of Health Care at the Open University (UK), is a medical sociologist, whose research career has covered a wide variety of topics located at the intersection of the clinical and the social. Her theoretical interests centre on the links between identity and agency, and social and cultural capital. Reflecting her conviction Read the full article…