Disability and Disciplines: Conference on Education, Cultural, and Disability Studies (CfP, Liverpool, July 1-2, 2015)

A two-day conference at Centre for Culture and Disability Studies, Liverpool Hope University, 1-2 July, 2015. When we think of disability in Higher Education we are likely to think in terms of access, Learning Support Plans, and so on. These and other such things are of great importance but only represent part of the approach Read the full article…

CFP: Edited Collection: “Psychosomatic” Illness in Popular Culture (Abstracts due October 15)

CFP:  Edited Collection: “Psychosomatic” Illness in Popular Culture (Abstracts due October 15)   Medically unexplained symptoms, hysteria, neurasthenia, hypochondria, psychogenic illness, somatic symptoms, functional illness, malingering—there is ongoing debate amongst specialists in medicine, psychology, sociology, and the medical humanities about how to classify, diagnose, treat, and explaindisorders affecting body and mind. Meanwhile, in popular culture, these Read the full article…

Women’s Bodies (CfP, Conference, Society for Women in Philosophy, Dublin, 21-22 Nov 2014)

Society for Women in Philosophy, Ireland Annual Conference and General Meeting 21st – 22nd November 2014, Newman House, Dublin 2, Ireland Conference Theme: Women’s Bodies Recent decades have seen unprecedented scholarly interest in the body, particularly the gendered body. This interest has been fostered by critical work emanating from the fields of philosophy, sociology, gender studies, cultural Read the full article…

Conceptualizing Disability as a Public Health Issue: Impairment, Enhancement and Emerging Biotechnologies (CfP, Conference, Switzerland, 26-28 Jan 2015)

Conceptualizing Disability as a Public Health Issue: Impairment, Enhancement and Emerging Biotechnologies Brocher Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland 26-28 January, 2015 There is broad evidence indicating that the total number of persons experiencing disability has increased substantially in recent times. Emerging biotechnologies offer the possibility to affect and transform (and disrupt) many aspects of life of those Read the full article…

Humanity and Animality in 20th and 21st Century Culture: Narratives, Theories, Histories (CfP, Conference, London, 15 September 2014)

University College London (UCL) Joint Faculty Institute of Graduate Studies Humanity and Animality in 20th and 21st Century Culture: Narratives, Theories, Histories. An Interdisciplinary Conference 15 September, 2014 This interdisciplinary conference takes up an important debate in a field of growing importance in the humanities, where animal studies, post-humanism, and eco-criticism have surged in recent Read the full article…

Theorising Personal Medical Devices: New Perspectives (CfP, Conference, Cambridge, 18-19 September 2014)

Theorising Personal Medical Devices: New Perspectives 18th-19th September 2014 Post-doctoral Suite, 16 Mill Lane, University of Cambridge, Cambridge Fuelled by the accelerating pace of technological development and a general shift to personalised, patient-led medicine alongside the growing Quantified Self and Big Data movements, the emerging field of personal medical devices is one which is advancing rapidly across 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…

Disease, Disability and Medicine in Medieval Europe (CfP, Conference, Nottingham, 6-7 Dec 2014)

  Disease, Disability and Medicine in Medieval Europe Conference, December 6-7 2014 University of Nottingham This year’s event focuses on infectious diseases and long term sickness and is co-hosted with the ‘Homo Debilis’ Creative unit at the University of Bremen. The conference will be preceded by a Graduate Workshop on medieval disability on 5th December Read the full article…

Disability, Prostheses & Patenting (CFP, Leeds, 18–19 September 2014)

Call for Papers Disability, Prostheses and Patenting University of Leeds, 18-19 September 2014 An international workshop supported by the AHRC Network grant: Rethinking Patent Cultures Thanks to the AHRC we have funding to support speakers’ travel and accommodation expenses both in the UK and internationally. By the end of the nineteenth century, an industry built around Read the full article…

Infant Feeding: Nurture and Nourishment (CfP, Seminar Series, Oxford University, Autumn 2014)

Infant Feeding: Nurture and Nourishment Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group Seminars Oxford University Michaelmas/Autumn Term 2014 Infant feeding has become an increasingly important area for research, with public health discourses underscoring declining breastfeeding rates, the dangers of colostrum avoidance early supplementary feeding and commerciogenic malnutrition. This seminar series will bring together ethnographic and historical case Read the full article…