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…

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…

The Art Of Risk (Conference, University of Leeds & Opera North, Thursday 26 June 2014)

The Art Of Risk A One-day conference brought to you by Cultural and Creative Industries Exchange and Dare, the ground-breaking partnership between University of Leeds and Opera North. Thursday 26th June 2014 Hosted at The Howard Assembly Room. BOOK TICKETS NOW! We all take risks. Whether we are an avant-garde theatre company putting on a Read the full article…

Music, Emotions and Well-being: historical and scientific perspectives (Conference, London, 20 June 2014)

Music, Emotions and Well-being: historical and scientific perspectives International Conference, 20 June 2014, Robin Brook Centre, Queen Mary University of London Organised by Penelope Gouk (Manchester), James Kennaway (Newcastle), Jacomien Prins (Warwick), and Wiebke Thormählen (Royal College of Music) Music is commonly treated as an emotional stimulant that can calm, console or energise. That music 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…

Performing Science: Dialogues Across Cultures (Conference, Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, 23– 25 April 2014)

Performing Science: Dialogues Across Cultures Conference, Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, 23rd April – 25th April 2014 The Science and Performance conference aims to bring together artists and practitioners, producers and funders, as well as academic scholars from humanistic and scientific disciplines to examine ideas and practices – past, present, and future – relating to the Read the full article…

Situating Medicine: New Directions (Conference, Warwick, 5–6 June 2014)

‘Situating Medicine: New Directions’ Conference 5-6th June 2014 at the University of Warwick Since 2008, the Centre for the History of Medicine has focused on the task of ‘Situating Medicine’: addressing it as a discipline, a set of practices, an object of study, and a force in the world. This conference, celebrating and extending our Read the full article…