Reviewer needed: ‘The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities’ edited by Anne Whitehead and Angela Woods

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer ‘The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities‘ edited by Anne Whitehead and Angela Woods with Sarah Atkinson, Jane Macnaughton, and Jennifer Richards (Edinburgh University Press, 2016) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. A field-defining collection of original critical engagements at Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Illness as many Narratives: Arts, Medicine and Culture’ by Stella Bolaki

The Centre is pleased to offer ‘Illness as many Narratives: Arts, Medicine and Culture‘ by Stella Bolaki (Edinburgh, 2016) for review. We are specifically looking for an academic in the medical humanities to review this book, which will sit alongside a review from a medical professional. Illness narratives have become a cultural phenomenon in the Western world Read the full article…

‘The Making of Modern Anthrax, 1875-1920’ reviewed by Dr Anne Hanley

‘The Making of Modern Anthrax, 1875-1920’ by James F. Stark (Pickering and Chatto, 2013). In his recent book, The Making of Modern Anthrax, James Stark offers a new and persuasive account of how medical knowledge of anthrax as a single disease identity developed across the final decades of the nineteenth century. He demonstrates that anthrax, before Read the full article…

Ethics of Biomedical Big Data (Call for Chap Abstracts, Ed Volume by Luciano Floridi & Brent Mittelstadt, deadline 30 March 2015)

Call for Chapters:  Ethics of Biomedical Big Data edited volume Peer-reviewed edited volume in Springer’s Philosophical Studies series Editors:   Prof. Luciano Floridi & Dr. Brent Mittelstadt Oxford Internet Institute University of Oxford Deadlines Extended Abstracts:  March 30, 2015 Chapters:  June 30, 2015 Description In biomedical research, the analysis of large datasets (Big Data) has become a major driver of Read the full article…

Situating Efficacy: Biomedicine, Interdisciplinarity, and the Politics of Intervention (Symposium, Fondation Brocher, 16-17 February 2015)

Situating Efficacy: Biomedicine, Interdisciplinarity, and the Politics of Intervention February 16 – 17, 2015 Fondation Brocher, Geneva, Switzerland Although the randomized control trial (RCT) is considered the gold standard for evidence-based research in medicine, its findings of biomedical ‘efficacy’ under isolated test conditions stand apart from what affects the successful implementation and take up of Read the full article…

Job Opportunity – ‘Ethical, Social and Regulatory Aspects of Citizen Science in Biomedicine and Healthcare’ (Deadline: 19th May 2014)

Christian-Albrechts Universität, Kiel Institute of Experimental Medicine Campus Kiel, Germany. Postdoc (TV -L 13 100%) Duration and Starting Date: three years, starting immediately (or as soon as possible), salary depending on qualifications. A post-doctoral position is available to work on the project “Ethical, social and regulatory aspects of citizen science in biomedicine and healthcare”, funded Read the full article…

Scientific Innovation in the Biosociety: Current Responsibilities, Future Promises (Postgrad forum, Leeds, 24–25 June 2013)

Scientific Innovation in the Biosociety: Current Responsibilities, Future Promises Postgraduate Forum on Genetics and Society (PFGS) Colloquium 13 University of Leeds; 24th-25th June 2013 Registration now open! Just a few places left! Keynote speakers: Prof. Anne Kerr (University of Leeds) Prof. Jackie Leach Scully (Newcastle University) Prof. Paul Martin (University of Sheffield) Prof. Andy Miah Read the full article…

“Shifting Temporalities in Biomedicine” (CFP, International Summer School, Roscoff, France, 5–10 October 2013)

Call for Proposals International Summer School, 5-10 October 2013 in Roscoff (France) *Shifting Temporalities in Biomedicine* The meaning of medicine has been transformed over the course of the 20th century: it has become biomedicine on a molecular basis. Based on novel and partly disruptive technologies, biomedicine has ventured into new spheres of interpretation not just Read the full article…

Probing the Boundaries of Reproduction (CFP, Conference, Prague, 12-14 May 2013)

Call for Presentations 1st Global Conference Sunday 12th May – Tuesday 14th May 2013 Prague, Czech Republic This conference seeks to explore the boundaries of reproduction, not merely as physical birth but more broadly as an agent of change, of bodily, sexual, cultural (and even viral) transitions. From iconic images of the incarnation to depictions Read the full article…

Competing Knowledges of the Young Sexual Body (First in a Seminar Series, Anglia Ruskin, 2 November 2012)

ESRC Seminar Series: Competing knowledges of the young sexual body Friday 2 November 2012, 11:00-16:30 Anglia Ruskin University, East Road campus, Cambridge, Mellish Building, Room 206 Programme includes the following presentations: *         Dr Susan Walker will introduce the seminar and outline the complex and often strained relationship between biomedical and sociological understandings of sexual health. * Read the full article…