Brocher Foundation – Call for 2016 Fellowship Proposals in Medical Humanities

The Brocher Foundation offers visiting researchers the opportunity to come at the Brocher Centre in a peaceful park on the shores of Lake Geneva, to write a book, articles, an essay or a PhD thesis. The visiting positions are an occasion to meet other researchers from different disciplines and countries as well as experts from Read the full article…

Conference call for participation and programme: The Ethics of In-Vitro Flesh and Enhanced Animals (Rothbury, 18-19 September)

The Ethics of In-Vitro Flesh and Enhanced Animals 9am Thursday 18 September – 5pm Friday 19 September 2014 Rothbury Golf Club, Northumberland, England What are the ethical issues associated with the creation of ‘cultured flesh’ and flesh from animals with ‘enhanced’ properties, including reduced capacities for sentience and increased nutritional benefits? How do we assess Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Our Bodies Belong to God: Organ Transplants, Islam, and the Struggle for Human Dignity in Egypt’ by Sherine Hamdy

We are thrilled to request a reviewer for Sherine Hamdy‘s ethnography ‘Our Bodies Belong to God: Organ Transplants, Islam, and the Struggle for Human Dignity in Egypt’ (University of California Press, 2014). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities, but this book might be particularly well suited to somebody with an interest Read the full article…

Penn Bioethics Journal (CfP for Undergraduates)

The Penn Bioethics Journal is currently accepting submissions for its Fall 2014 issue of papers written by undergraduates on topics relevant to bioethics and related fields, such as science, healthcare, law, philosophy, and public policy. This is an exciting opportunity for undergraduates to publish in a print journal and the EBSCO online database. The next Read the full article…

Embodiment, Ethics, Re-Production and the lifecourse (Symposium, Edinburgh, 5 June 2014)

EMBODIMENT, ETHICS, RE/PRODUCTION & THE LIFECOURSE Thursday 5th June 2014, 10-4pm University of Edinburgh This one day event provides a forum for discussion, debate  and deliberation around a series of presentations relating to re/production, ethics and embodiment. The symposium will seek to interrogate the extent to which ethical engagement can enhance  theoretical work on embodiment; and Read the full article…

Job Opportunity: Professor of Bioethics & Director, Centre for Values Ethics and the Law in Medicine, University of Sydney

Professor of Bioethics and Director of the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine (VELiM). School of Public Health / Sydney Medical School (Reference No 2306/1013) The Sydney School of Public Health and the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine (VELiM) invite applications for the position of Professor of Bioethics Read the full article…

Mirabilia Medicinæ 2 (CfP, Mirabilia Journal Medical Humanities Special Edition)

We cordially invite you to submit your manuscript to Mirabilia Medicinæ 2 (2014/1), the second issue on Medical Humanities, by May 31, 2014. Mirabilia Medicinæ is a special supplement of Mirabilia Journal (ISSN 1676-5818). Mirabilia Medicinæ Journal is an online publication which provides articles, documents and academic reviews produced by scholars of the Medical Humanities. Such an area includes Read the full article…

Pain, Illness, Trauma and Death in Childhood (CfP, Conference, London, 1 February 2014)

The University of Greenwich, Centre for the Study of Play and Recreation, with the Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past and the London Network for the History of Children present: Pain, Illness, Trauma and Death in Childhood 1 February 2014 Maritime Greenwich Campus, London SE10 9LS Call for papers deadline 31 Dec Read the full article…

Cyborg-Ethics Film Festival (Edinburgh, 22 – 24 Nov 2013)

Cyborg-Ethics Film Festival | Filmhouse, Edinburgh | 22 – 24 Nov 2013 How far can human beings go, when replacing their body parts with that of machines, before they become cyborgs? Will humanity eventually become obsolete? Should individuals download themselves into their computers before they die? What would these new developments mean for their identity? Read the full article…