New Book: Middle English Romance and the Craft of Memory by Jamie McKinstry

Middle English Romance and the Craft of Memory by Jamie McKinstry is the latest volume in Boydell and Brewer’s series ‘Studies in Medieval Romance’ and discusses a variety of areas including Middle English literature, classical memory theory, and also aspects of Medical Humanities. In Middle English romances many memories are created, stored, forgotten, and rediscovered Read the full article…

Robert Burns and medicine: Exploring links between physical illness, mental disorder and creativity (Symposium, Glasgow, 29 May 2014)

Robert Burns and medicine: Exploring links between physical illness, mental disorder and creativity Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow 29 May 2014 The connections between the life and works of Robert Burns and the medical profession will be explored in a symposium in the College on 29 May. There is huge interest in Read the full article…

The Medicine Unboxed Creative Prize 2014 (Expression of Interest Due 1 June 2014)

The Medicine Unboxed Creative Prize 2014 is a competition for a creative work that illuminates the relationship between the arts and medicine. What works are eligible? A ‘creative work’ can be a visual artwork, piece of literature, music, performance, digital installation or any other original creative output. How the prize process works The prize has a Read the full article…

Robert Burns and medicine: Exploring links between physical illness, mental disorder and creativity (Symposium, Glasgow, 29 May 2014)

Robert Burns and medicine: Exploring links between physical illness, mental disorder and creativity 29 May 2014 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow 232-242 St Vincent Street, Glasgow G2 5RJ The intention of the day is to establish research trajectories in two main areas: a historico-cultural view of ‘Burns and the Medical Profession’; and Read the full article…

Entries are open for the 2014 Hippocrates Prize (Poetry and Medicine)

Entries are now open for the 2014 Hippocrates Prize for poetry and medicine, which is for unpublished poems in English of up to 50 lines text, excluding title and line spacing. With a 1st prize for the winning poem in each category of £5,000, the Hippocrates Prize is one of the highest value poetry awards in the world Read the full article…

The Default Mode Network in Aesthetics & Creativity (Neuroscience Symposium, New York City, 6–7 February 2014)

  Thursday–Friday, February 6–7, 2014 The Default Mode Network in Aesthetics and Creativity: Neuroscience Symposium The Italian Academy, Columbia University Free and open to the public. Space is limited; please reserve seats Keynote speech by Marcus Raichle (Washington U. School of Medicine). With Randy Buckner (Harvard), Felicity Callard (Durham U.), Maurizio Corbetta (Washington U. School of Medicine), Rex Jung (U. of New Mexico), Bill Kelley (Dartmouth), Daniel Margulies (Max Planck Institute, Read the full article…

Entries are open for the 2014 Hippocrates Prize (Poetry and Medicine)

With a 1st prize for the winning poem in each category of £5,000, the Hippocrates Prize is one of the highest value poetry awards in the world for a single poem. In its first 4 years, the Hippocrates Prize has attracted over 5000 entries from 55 countries, from the Americas to Fiji and Finland to Read the full article…

Art in the Asylum: Creativity & the Evolution of Psychiatry (Exhibition, Nottingham, 7 September – 3 November 2013)

Art in the Asylum Exhibition & new installation “Marat Sade Bohnice” by Althea Thauberger Art in the Asylum: creativity and the evolution of psychiatry presents the first look at the evolution of artistic activity in British asylums from the early 1800s to the 1970s. Over nearly two centuries, the visual arts have played a significant Read the full article…

‘Attentive Writers’: Healthcare, Authorship, and Authority (Registration Now Open, University of Glasgow, 23-­25 August 2013)

We’re delighted to announce that registration for the conference, ‘Attentive Writers’: Healthcare, Authorship, and Authority, has opened. The conference will be hosted by the Medical Humanities Research Centre at the University of Glasgow from 23-25 August 2013. The plenary speakers will be: Professor Rita Charon (Columbia University): ‘To Write is to Undergo’ Professor Paul Crawford Read the full article…

The S Factor (A Poem by Sandy Jeffs)

The S Factor For Heidi Sometimes Craziness creates a Heightened Illumination of the Zeitgeist Originality its Privilege Humour its Revenge Every outsider Nonconformist work of art is an Ingenious Act of lunacy. © Sandy Jeffs 2013 Sandy Jeffs is an Australian poet and community educator. Her memoir Flying with Paper Wings: Reflections on Living with Read the full article…