Jan Slaby – Critical Neuroscience Meets Medical Humanities

William Viney writes – This is the second of five posts introducing individual papers from a special issue of Medical Humanities, edited by myself, Felicity Callard, and Angela Woods. A more general overview of the special issue can be found here. Jan Slaby’s paper on the role of critique and collaboration in approaches to neuroscience seeks Read the full article…

In Sickness & In Health: Challenging Health Inequity (CfP, Conference, Palma de Mallorca, June 2015)

In Sickness & In Health Sixth International Conference Challenging Health Inequity: A Call to Action June 10-12, 2015 University of Balearic Islands Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain Our collective work In Sickness and in Health explores problems encountered by people working within a range of health care fields as well as those people who Read the full article…

The Subject of Addiction: Culture & Clinic (Conference, Nottingham, 8-9 September 2014)

The Subject of Addiction: Culture and Clinic The Centre for Critical Theory, University of Nottingham This conference is taking place at the University of Nottingham on the 8th and 9th of September 2014. This interdisciplinary event brings together critical and cultural theorists with clinical practitioners in order to interrogate contemporary addiction discourse, whether in governmental policy, psychiatric Read the full article…

London Conference in Critical Thought 2014 (CfP, London, June 2014)

27-28 June 2014, Goldsmiths, University of London. CFP deadline: 10 March 2014. londoncritical.org The third annual London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT) will offer a space for an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas for scholars who work with critical traditions and concerns. It aims to provide opportunities for those who frequently find themselves at the margins Read the full article…

Critical Medical Humanities Symposium – Review by Avishek Parui

The first international Critical Medical Humanities Symposium was held on November 4 and 5 at Durham University. In the second of two reviews, Avishek Parui, recent PhD graduate in English Studies, writes: The Critical Medical Humanities Symposium at Durham University on 4-5 November 2013 brought together a wide range of researchers and research interests. Opening Read the full article…

Critical Medical Humanities Symposium – Review by Abi Mcniven

The first international Critical Medical Humanities Symposium was held on November 4 and 5 at Durham University. In the first of two reviews, Abigail Mcniven, PhD candidate in Geography, writes: Introducing the ‘Critical Medical Humanities Symposium’, Angela Woods presented attendees with a provocation: to think beyond the primal diagnosis scene underpinning the ‘re-humanising medicine’ mantra Read the full article…

Critical Medical Humanities Symposium – Final Programme and Invitation to follow #CritMH debate on twitter

We are delighted to be hosting the first international Critical Medical Humanities Symposium on November 4 and 5 at Durham University. Registration for the symposium has closed, but we would love for as many people as possible to participate in the discussions by following the twitter hashtag #CritMH. (We will be tweeting @mdiclhumanities, but you Read the full article…

“Vermin” (CFP, Issue 9 of Nyx, a print & online publication of critical theory, radical politics & art)

Nyx, a Noctournal is a print and online publication of critical theory, radical politics and art. It is peer reviewed by a collective of young researchers, activists and theorists and is based at Goldsmiths, University of London. Issue 9: Vermin – Call for contributions Rats. Cockroaches. Locusts. Plagues and infestations. Vermin are the unwanted, the Read the full article…

Visual and Literary Representations of Suffering (Research Double Bill, Leeds, Tuesday 16 April)

Painful Bodies: Visual and Literary Representations of Suffering Tuesday 16 April, 4pm-6pm Leeds Centre for Medical Humanities (enter via the School of English foyer) A double bill of research presentations co-hosted by the School of English Critical and Cultural Theory Research Group, the Postcolonial Research Group, and the Leeds Centre for Medical Humanities Seminar Series. Read the full article…

Pathologies of the Postmodern: Pat Waugh and Angela Woods Café Philosophique Event (Newcastle, 7pm, 18 March 2013)

Pathologies of the postmodern Professor Patricia Waugh and Dr Angela Woods, Durham University, will investigate the pathologies, mental and physical, epidemic and imagined, that have particular resonance in postmodern culture. What do they tell us about ourselves, our fears and anxieties? This event is part of Café Culture’s season of discussions on culture, politics, philosophy Read the full article…