The Body and Shame: Luna Dolezal (Book Launch, Trinity College Dublin, 25 May 2015)

The Body and Shame: Phenomenology, Feminism and the Socially Shaped Body Luna Dolezal Book Launch, Monday 25 May 2015, 6pm Ideas Space, 3rd Floor, Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin RSVP via email by Friday 22 May, 2015 Luna Dolezal is an Irish Research Council ELEVATE Postdoctoral Fellow based in the Department of Philosophy, Read the full article…

The Body in Mind: Reflections on Research Embodiment (Workshop, Oxford, 25 Feb 2015)

The Body in Mind: Reflections on Research Embodiment A Body and Being Network event Wednesday, 25 February, 5.30pm-7.00pm Jacqueline du Pré Building, St Hilda’s College, Oxford The body can be messy, inconvenient and unpredictable. When you’re a scholar, the body can also be suspected of disrupting the research process. Academic cultures tend to negotiate the Read the full article…

Blind Creations: International Conference & Micro Arts Festival (Royal Holloway, 28-30 June 2015)

This three-day international conference and micro arts festival,which will take place between 28 June and 30 June 2015, seeks to explore the relationship between blind people and artistic creation. Our definition of ‘blind person’ is broad, encompassing anyone who might be defined as having ‘non-normative vision’ and / or who relates to the world using Read the full article…

Introducing Chalkie’s Demon Diary: Mike White’s occasional rants & reflections during the progress of his illness

On 3/2/15 it gets written that ‘Chalkie’ is Mike White, erstwhile arts and health agent for the Centre for Medical Humanities at Durham University and abiding research fellow of St. Chad’s College. He has also been to some degree responsible for delivering the Angel of the North to Tyneside and for steering the development of Read the full article…

Reading & Replicating Bodies: Mimicry in Medicine & Culture, 1790-1914 (Workshop, Oxford, 26 March 2015)

Reading and Replicating Bodies: Mimicry in Medicine and Culture, 1790-1914 26th March 2015. 10.45-18.00 (registration from 9.45) One-day Interdisciplinary workshop, funded by the Wellcome Trust. The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH), University of Oxford In the Nineteenth century, to read a body was to replicate it. From making anatomical drawings to designing prosthetics, Read the full article…

Biomedical Sciences and the Maternal Body (Symposium, Southampton, 21 Feb 2015)

BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES AND THE MATERNAL BODY One day free symposium organised by the Postgraduate Contemporary Women’s Writing Network (PGCWWN) University of Southampton, 21st February 2015. This one day FREE symposium seeks to examine the relationship between biomedical science and the maternal body as represented in the works of contemporary women writers. The pregnant body has always Read the full article…

Self-portrait without Breasts (Poetry reading, King’s College London, 24 Feb 2015)

Self-portrait without Breasts 18.30 Tuesday 24 February 2015 Nash Theatre King’s College London, Strand Campus WC2R 2LS Clare Best presents poems from her autobiographical poem cycle Self-portrait without Breasts alongside photographs by Laura Stevens. Free event, but booking required: http://selfportrait.eventbrite.co.uk For more about the project please visit the web site.

‘Severed: A History of Heads Lost and Heads Found’ reviewed by Professor Caroline Wilkinson

‘Severed: A History of Heads Lost and Heads Found’ by Frances Larson (W.W. Norton & Company, INC., 2014).  This book aims to describe the historical significance, context and impact of human heads as collectable items and to discuss preserved heads as specimens of interest, revulsion and fascination. The prologue begins with the story of Oliver Read the full article…

New Immortalities: Reflections on Post-Mortem Value in the Human Body in the 21st Century – Bob Simpson (Lecture, York, 22 Jan 2015)

Please find below details of Centre for Global Health Histories (CGHH) public lectures in York in the coming weeks. Each one will be held in the Berrick Saul Building, Heslington West Campus, starting at 6.00pm. All are welcome, admission is free and no ticket required. Please do circulate to colleagues, students or friends you feel Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘The Right to Bodily Integrity’ edited by A. M. Viens

The Centre for Medical Humanities has been granted a review copy of ‘The Right to Bodily Integrity‘ edited by A. M. Viens (Ashgate, 2014). We are seeking an experienced and thorough reviewer to scrutinise the range of issues presented in this reference book, and it may be particularly well suited to academics with an interest in medical Read the full article…