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…

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…

Justice, Genes and Welfare: Are Intergenerational relationships toxic?

Francis Thirlway reports on the BSA Family Studies Group and Youth Studies Group Seminar “Justice, Genes and Welfare: Are Intergenerational relationships toxic?” (28 Nov 2013): Intergenerational relations increasingly seem to be called into question in contemporary society, highlighted as centrally implicated in some of its key ills. For example, the topic of intergenerational justice has 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…

Grief. Language. Art. (CfP, Conference, Liverpool, 8-10 July 2014)

Grief. Language. Art. University of Liverpool, 8-10 July 2014 For my rough sorrows; cease, be dumb and mute, Give up your feet and running to mine eyes, And keep your measures faor some lover’s lute, Whose grief allows him music and a rhyme; George Herbert (1593-1633) He was a burned man and I was a Read the full article…