What do think-tanks do to bioscience? (Conference, London, 6th Oct 2014)

AHRC event at the Wellcome Trust Conference Centre Emilie Cloatre (Kent Law School) and Martyn Pickersgill are organising an event in London on the 6th October at the Wellcome Trust Conference Centre (Euston Rd., London). In this workshop, we seek to discuss the role of think-tanks and non-departmental public bodies (i.e., quangos) in governing the Read the full article…

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…

Medical Humanities (CfP, Transatlantic Connections 2 Conference, Ireland Jan 14-18 2015)

“Medical humanities, in its most basic connotation, deals with the intersection of human experience, medical practice, and scientific technology. The field transcends the disciplinary boundaries of academe and engages all aspects of human culture— science, history, ethics, philosophy, literature, religion, art—in a discursive dialogue centered on what medicine means in relation to the individual in Read the full article…

The Conference on Sonification of Health and Environmental Data (12 September 2014, University of York)

Can you imagine what ozone pollution sounds like? Could a singing bowl, made with your own blood pressure data, help focus your mind on a healthy lifestyle? Would birdsong convince you to reduce your energy consumption? The Conference on Sonification of Health and Environmental Data is funded by Wellcome Trust and Centre for Chronic Diseases Read the full article…

Inner Voices, Inner Music: The Phenomenology of Auditory Verbal and Musical Hallucinations (Workshop, Durham, 17-18 September 2014)

Inner Voices, Inner Music: The Phenomenology of Auditory Verbal and Musical Hallucinations A two-day Hearing the Voice workshop                Holgate Conference Centre Grey College, Durham University “Voice-hearing”, or auditory verbal hallucinations (AVHs), refers to the experience of hearing a voice or voice-like sound in the absence of an external stimulus. AVHs are reported by individuals with 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…

Birth: personal stories to population policies (Conference, Leeds, 18-19 Sept 2014)

This two-day conference, organised by the School of History’s Health, Medicine and Society research group, brings together those interested in the history of birth, fertility, sexuality, demography and family life, from the medieval period to the present day, and in cultures across the world. The conference aims to situate birth in the contexts of family 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…

Beyond Crisis: Visions for the New Humanities (Conference, Durham, July 7-8 2014)

The Centre for Humanities Innovation is pleased to announce that registrations are now open for their inaugural conference: Beyond Crisis: Visions for the New Humanities (July 7-8 2014, Durham University, Palatine Centre), featuring the following keynote presentations: Prof. Thomas Docherty (Warwick): Living on, living together: the humanities, the secular, democracy Prof. Robert Eaglestone (Royal Holloway): Read the full article…