ePatients Conference (Queen’s University Belfast, 11-12 September 2015)

Registration is now open for the ePatients conference in September at Queen’s University Belfast. There is a very small (£10 waged; £5 part-time, unsalaried, retired, student) registration fee which covers all teas/coffees, lunches on both days and a wine reception, and a £35 fee for an optional conference dinner, which includes 3 courses and wine Read the full article…

Giving a Voice to African Thought in Medical Research Ethics (CfP, Conference, South Africa, 3-5 Dec 2015)

Call for Papers for a Conference on the Theme: ‘Giving a Voice to African Thought in Medical Research Ethics’. 3 – 5 December 2015 Phillip V Tobias Health Sciences Building, University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa. Jointly hosted by the Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and the Philosophy Department, Read the full article…

Disability and Disciplines (Conference, 1-2 July 2015)

Disability and Disciplines: The International Conference on Educational, Cultural, and Disability Studies 1-2 July, 2015 Centre for Culture and Disability Studies, Faculty of Education, Liverpool Hope University Keynote Speakers: Julie Allan (University of Birmingham, UK) Peter Beresford (Brunel University London, UK) David Mitchell (George Washington University, USA) Sharon Snyder (George Washington University, USA) When we Read the full article…

Disgust (Conference, University of Kent, 29-30 May 2015)

Disgust 29-30 May 2015 University of Kent at Canterbury (Grimond Lecture Theatre 3) Skepsi’s Eighth Annual Interdisciplinary Conference Sponsored by the Kent Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (KIASH) and the School of European Culture and Languages (SECL) Disgust has received growing critical attention among researchers in fields as varied as literature, philosophy of art, biology, Read the full article…

Medical Humanities at Peking University (CfP, Conference, 15-17 October 2015)

Call for Papers: Medical Humanities at Peking University China, 15-17th October, 2015 Convenors Professor Guo Liping (PKU) and Dr Vivienne Lo (UCL) During Peking University’s annual Medical Humanities Week PKU and UCL are convening an exciting 3 day conference and workshop to explore key challenges facing the discipline with particular emphasis on the view from Read the full article…

Reproducing the Environment (CfP, American Anthropological Association Annual Conference Denver CO, Nov 18-22, 2015)

Organizers: Dr. Katie Dow and Dr. Janelle Lamoreaux Research Group in Reproductive Sociology, University of Cambridge In what ways is the environment a context for thinking about reproduction, and reproduction a context for thinking about the environment? Through what overlapping idioms, analogies, and examples are reproduction and the environment connected? This panel aims to encourage Read the full article…

Biomedical Sciences and the Maternal Body (Symposium, Southampton, 21 Feb 2015)

BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES AND THE MATERNAL BODY One day free symposium organised by the Postgraduate Contemporary Women’s Writing Network (PGCWWN) University of Southampton, 21st February 2015. This one day FREE symposium seeks to examine the relationship between biomedical science and the maternal body as represented in the works of contemporary women writers. The pregnant body has always Read the full article…

ePatients: The Medical, Ethical and Legal Repercussions of Blogging and Micro-Blogging Experiences of Illness and Disease (CfP, Conference, Belfast, 11-12 September 2015)

ePatients: The Medical, Ethical and Legal Repercussions of Blogging and Micro-Blogging Experiences of Illness and Disease Queen’s University Belfast, 11-12 September 2015 Call for Papers: Referring to the growth of online patient-initiated resources, including medical blogs, the BMJ noted in a 2004 editorial that we were witnessing ‘the most important technocultural medical revolution of the Read the full article…

Investigating Interdisciplinary Practice: Methodological Challenges (Workshop, Helsinki, 15-17 June 2015)

Investigating Interdisciplinary Practice: Methodological Challenges Workshop: 15-17 June 2015 | Helsinki (Finland) Academy of Finland Center of Excellence in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences (TINT) University of Helsinki Call for Papers Interdisciplinarity is one of the most prominent ideas driving science policy today. It is applied widely as a conception of what particularly creative Read the full article…

Medicine of Words: Literature, Medicine, and Theology in the Middle Ages (CfP, Conference, 11-12 Sept 2015, Oxford)

Medicine of Words: Literature, Medicine, and Theology in the Middle Ages 11-12 September 2015 St Anne’s College, Oxford University Words, whether in poetry or prose, have a power beyond their meaning. They are capable not simply of expression but also of action; they can hurt or they can heal. Throughout the Middle Ages the potency Read the full article…