Call for Papers

Curating Health: Graphic Medicine and Visual Representations of Illness (CfP)

The Nordic Network for Gender, Body, Health in collaboration with the Division for Gender Studies, Stockholm University CALL FOR PAPERS for the international conference CURATING HEALTH: GRAPHIC MEDICINE AND VISUAL REPRESENTATIONS OF ILLNESS Place: Stockholm University Date: Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th December 2018 Keynote Speakers: Prof. Lisa Diedrich, Stony Read more…

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Call for Reviews

Call for Review: ‘Metabolic Living: Food, Fat, and the Absorption of Illness in India’ by Harris Solomon

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer ‘Metabolic Living: Food, Fat, and the Absorption of Illness in India‘ (Duke University Press, 2016) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. The popular narrative of “globesity” posits that the adoption of Western diets is intensifying obesity and Read more…

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Book Review

‘Plastic Bodies: Sex Hormones and Menstrual Suppression in Brazil’ reviewed by Ángela Lavilla Cañedo

Plastic Bodies: Sex Hormones and Menstrual Suppression in Brazil by Emilia Sanabria (Duke University Press, 2016). Emilia Sanabria’s Plastic Bodies is a captivating book and a much needed study on perceptions on menstruation and associated biomedical practices. In particular, it provides a different approach from the traditional Anglo or Anglo-American Read more…

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Call for Papers

The Anatomy of the Image (CfP – updated, Conference, Monash University, 16-18 February 2017)

This international conference wishes to create a broader context for analysing cultural, literary, scientific and political constructions of the (bio)medical body. We therefore seek to generate interest in the topic from a wide range of disciplines from anthropology, history, media theory, literature, art history, film, political studies, socials sciences, criminology, law Read more…

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Call for Reviews

Reviewer needed: ‘Plastic Bodies: Sex Hormones and Menstrual Suppression in Brazil’ by Emilia Sanabria

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer ‘Plastic Bodies‘ by Emilia Sanabria (Duke University Press, 2016) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. In ‘Plastic Bodies’ Emilia Sanabria examines how sex hormones are enrolled to create, mold, and discipline social relations and subjectivities. She Read more…

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Call for Papers

The Anatomy of the Image (CfP – updated, Int’l Conference, Monash University, 16-18 February, 2017)

Perspectives on the (Bio)medical Body in Science, Literature, Culture and Politics by organizers Associate Professor A. Fliethmann, Associate Professor R. Kokanovic, Dr. C. Weller The conference wishes to create a broader context for analysing cultural, literary, scientific and political constructions of the (bio)medical body, and therefore seeks to generate interest Read more…

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Conferences and Symposiums

The Body and Pseudoscience in the Long Nineteenth Century (Conference, Newcastle University, 18 June 2016)

‘Sciences we now retrospectively regard as heterodox or marginal cannot be considered unambiguously to have held that status at a time when no clear orthodoxy existed that could confer that status upon them’ (Alison Winter, 1997). The nineteenth century witnessed the drive to consolidate discrete scientific disciplines, many of which Read more…

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