Experiments in collaboration: rethinking the human sciences in (or for?) an interdisciplinary age (CfP, Science in Public, Sheffield, 10–12 July 2017)

Des Fitzgerald, Hazel Morrison and Felicity Callard are convening an open panel on “Experiments in Collaboration” for Science in Public, the 11th Annual Science in Public Conference, to be held in Sheffield, 10-12 July 2017. The Call for Papers is below, and the deadline is 18 April 2017. All details about the conference, including instructions for Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Situated Intervention: Sociological Experiments in Health Care’ by Teun Zuiderent-Jerak

We are pleased to offer for review ‘Situated Intervention: Sociological Experiments in Health Care‘ by Teun Zuiderent-Jerak (The MIT Press, 2015). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities.  In this book, Teun Zuiderent-Jerak considers how the direct involvement of social scientists in the practices they study can lead to the production of Read the full article…

Interdisciplinary collaboration in action: New research from Hubbub

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to announce the publication today of Interdisciplinary collaboration in action: tracking the signal, tracing the noise. The research, published by Palgrave Communications, was led by Felicity Callard, Director of Hubbub (The Hub at Wellcome Collection) and Reader in Social Science for Medical Humanities at Durham University, with key Read the full article…

“Towards Neuro-Social Science: The Politics and Pragmatics of Collaboration” (Symposium, 11 December 2014, London)

“Towards Neuro-Social Science: The Politics and Pragmatics of Collaboration”: Neuroscience & Society Network Symposium When: Thursday December 11th, 9 1m-5 pm Where: Room 1.71, Franklin Wilkins Building, Waterloo Campus, King’s College London The more we experiment on and with the human brain and nervous system, the more we realize that our neurobiological inheritances are bound up with cultural, Read the full article…

Medical Humanities in Africa – A Conference Review by Megan Wainwright

Megan Wainwright writes: ‘Medical Humanities in Africa…’ What are they? Who does them? What should they be? These were some of the overarching questions that framed a vibrant two-day conference at the idyllic Monkey Valley Resort in Noordhoek, South Africa (see photo!). Having only arrived in Cape Town five months ago it was a huge Read the full article…

Arts and Health in the Contemporary Norwegian Context (Event at the Norwegian Embassy, 25 September 2014)

From Glacier Hiking to Hospital Clowns:  Arts and Health in the Contemporary Norwegian Context In Norway the arts in health scene has expanded quite dramatically in recent years with the result that new approaches to health care have become more accepted. The Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Health and Care Service in Norway Read the full article…

Neurogenderings III: The 1st International Dissensus Conference on Brain & Gender (CFP, Conference, Lausanne, 8–10 May 2014)

NEUROGENDERINGS III THE 1ST INTERNATIONAL DISSENSUS CONFERENCE ON BRAIN AND GENDER 8-10 May 2014, University of Lausanne, Switzerland THE NEUROGENDERINGS NETWORK In 2010, the conference NeuroGenderings: Critical Studies of the Sexed Brain  was held in Uppsala (Sweden). It brought together experts from different disciplines to identify theoretical and methodological strategies for social scientists, cultural scientists and Read the full article…

An invitation to collaborate: Playwright Paul Brooks’ new project on the Contagious Diseases Acts

The Play’s The Thing… Paul Brooks, writer, director and producer and founder of Public House Theatre Company, writes: Genuine conversations No.1: ‘What are you reading?’ ‘An article on syphilis in Victorian London.’ ‘Right… Pint?’ I’m quite lucky with my friends. As a journalist and sometime playwright, they’re used to me researching and discussing all manner Read the full article…