Worlding the Brain (CfP, Amsterdam, 2-4 November 2017)

Following the success of Worlding the Brain 2016, we continue this series of multi-disciplinary encounters of science, art and the humanities with an international conference on the themes of Affect, Care and Engagement in November 2017 in Amsterdam. Confirmed key note speakers are Vittorio Gallese, Felicity Callard and Alva Noë. This event is intended to explore Read the full article…

‘Care in the Past: Archaeological and Interdisciplinary Perspectives’ reviewed by Dr Sophie Newman

Care in the Past: Archaeological and Interdisciplinary Perspectives edited By Lindsay Powell, William Southwell-Wright, and Rebecca Gowland (Oxbow Books, 2017). This volume showcases research that neatly synthesises not only how past communities may have provided care, but also why this caring impetus could have arisen. Born from a one-day conference held at Durham University (“Care Read the full article…

Discourses of Care: Care in Media, Medicine and Society (Conference, University of Glasgow, 5-7 September 2016)

Keynote speakers: Eva Feder Kittay, Stony Brook University NY Andrew Kötting, artist and filmmaker, University for the Creative Arts This Wellcome-funded interdisciplinary conference aims to support and foster collaborative work in relation to media and questions of care and well-being, focusing on care and care giving as critical concepts. Bringing together scholars from film and Read the full article…

‘Discourses of Care: Care in Media, Medicine and Society’ (CfP, University of Glasgow, 5-7 September 2016)

This Wellcome-funded interdisciplinary conference aims to support and foster collaborative work in relation to media and questions of care and well-being, focusing on care and care giving as critical concepts. Bringing together scholars from film and television studies, medical humanities, disability studies, and philosophy, we will debate how understandings of medical and social care are Read the full article…

Care in Practice: On the Philosophy and Implementation of Care Ethics (Conference, University of Sheffield, 1st – 2nd June, 2016)

This is an international conference on care ethics, viewed from the perspective of philosophers and those engaged in medical practice. Humanities Research Institute, Sheffield: directions Programme Wednesday 1st June 10.00-11.15 Elianna Fetterolf (Oxford) and Miranda Fricker (Sheffield): ‘Epistemic Justice as a Virtue of Healthcare Professionals’ 11.15-11.45  Tea/coffee 11.45-1.00 Tove Pettersen (Oslo): ‘Reconceptualizing Care: Mature Care Read the full article…

‘Examining troubling institutions and geographies at the nexus of care and control’ (CfP, Royal Geographical Society, 30 August – 2 September 2016)

Institutional spaces of care and control can be found in various settings, ranging from psychiatric establishments, centres of migrant detention, prisons, orphanages, but also encompassing environments such as schools or military academies. Building upon previous work into the geography of institutions and geography in institutions (Parr and Philo 2000: 514), we want to explore the Read the full article…

Birkbeck Medical Humanities reading group: medicine and care (Birkbeck University, 17th February, 2016)

The Birkbeck Medical Humanities reading group aims to create a space in which academics, clinicians and students can come together to explore key readings, ideas and materials in the field of medical humanities. Our endeavour is to find ways of talking across the different disciplines of the humanities and medicine, and we welcome participation from Read the full article…

Post-Doc vacancy in Medical History and Philosophy (CfA, Université Paris Diderot, 4th July 2015)

In History and Philosophy of Medicine on the Supportive care within the frame of a USPC cross-disciplinary grant « People in Medicine »  The cross-disciplinary Project « People in Medicine » is supported by the Humanities Institute (located at the Université Paris Diderot). The Project is searching for a postdoctoral scholar in Medical History and Philosophy to be Read the full article…

Materialities of care: encountering health and illness through objects, artefacts, and architecture (Conference, University of York, 16-17 September, 2015)

‘Materialities of care’ is a two day event organised by the Universities of York and Leeds, exploring the role of material culture within health and social care. It addresses how everyday artefacts (such as objects, dress, interiors and architecture) can mediate practices, identities and embodied experiences of health and illness. The event will draw together Read the full article…

Comics & Medicine (CFP, Conference, Riverside, California, 16-18 July 2015)

Comics and Medicine 2015. Call for Papers 6th International Conference: SPACES OF CARE 16th – 18th July 2015 Culver Arts Center University of California, Riverside Theme The theme of this year’s conference, Spaces of Care, invites us to think about space as a critical element in health care and comics. Receiving medical treatment can affect Read the full article…