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…

“Disability and Blood: Blood and the Crips” (CfP, Special Issue of Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies)

Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies – Call for Papers Special Issue: “Disability and Blood: Blood and the Crips” Guest Editors: Michael Davidson (UCSD) and Sören Fröhlich (UCSD) Since the HIV/AIDS blood feuds of the 1990s, scholarship into social and cultural definitions of blood has provided much-needed insights into statistical (Tukufu Zuberi), economical (Catherine Read the full article…

The Art of Compassion – Association for Medical Humanities (CfP, Conference, Southampton, 7-9 July 2014)

The University of Southampton Faculty of Medicine looks forward to hosting the Association for Medical Humanities Annual Conference from 7th – 9th July 2014. The Faculty uniquely offers medical humanities options for all its undergraduate students in year 1 as a vehicle for the exploration of patients’ perspectives and experiences through a creative process. This Read the full article…

Trunk Volume Three: Breath (Call for Submissions, November 2014)

Call for work: art; fiction; photography; interviews; poetry; philosophy; essays; photo-essays; recipes, histories; memoirs,  and more. Breath is a thing and an action, it is atmosphere and oxygen, asthma, emphysema. Breath is sighing and choking, halitosis and singing, breath is suffocation and flatulence. Breath is what makes us float or sink. We take breathing for Read the full article…

Alternative Psychiatric Narratives (CfP, Postgraduate & ECR Conference, Birkbeck, 16-17 May 2014)

Alternative Psychiatric Narratives Friday 16 and Saturday 17 May 2014 Birkbeck College, University of London Chair: Professor Joanna Bourke, Birkbeck In recent years, historians of psychiatry have heeded Roy Porter’s call to produce psychiatric histories from the patient’s point of view.  Studies have moved on from focusing on medical discourse to investigating the diversity of Read the full article…

Testimony Memory, Trauma, Truth, Engagement (CfP, Conference, Oxford, 29-31 July 2014)

Testimony Memory, Trauma, Truth, Engagement Tuesday 29th July  – Thursday 31st July 2014 Mansfield College, Oxford   This inaugural conference aims to examine the evolving genres and emerging contexts of testimonial production Testimony: Memory, Trauma, Truth, and Engagement. Broadly understood, testimony is an autobiographical narrative that presents evidence of first-person accounts of human rights abuses, Read the full article…

Comics & Medicine: From Private Lives to Public Health (CfP, Conference, Johns Hopkins, 26-28 June 2014)

Comics & Medicine: From Private Lives to Public Health June 26th to 28th, 2014 Johns Hopkins Medical Campus in Baltimore, Maryland, USA Keynote Speakers: Ellen Forney, Arthur W. Frank & Carol Tilley The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Department of Art as Applied to Medicine in collaboration with Graphic Medicine invites papers for the Read the full article…

Fear and Loathing: Phobia in Literature and Culture (CfP, Conference, Kent, 9-10 May 2014)

Fear and Loathing: Phobia in Literature and Culture Centre for Gender, Sexuality and Writing, School of English, University of Kent, 9th-10th May 2014 Focusing on the literary and historical representation of irrational emotions or phobias, Fear and Loathing seeks papers on topics and authors from any period, which aim to demonstrate the extent to which Read the full article…