The Recovery of Beauty – announcing a new CMH publication with free excerpt

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to announce the publication of The Recovery of Beauty: Arts, Medicine, Culture, edited by Corinne Saunders, Jane Macnaughton, and David Fuller. It is a collection that developed from a public lecture series called The Recovery of Beauty, which was hosted by the Centre in collaboration with Durham University’s Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Juvenescence: A Cultural History of our Age’ by Robert Pogue Harrison

We are pleased to offer for review ‘Juvenescence: A Cultural History of our Age‘ by Robert Pogue Harrison (University of Chicago Press, 2014). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. How old are you?  The more thought you bring to bear on the question, the harder it is to answer.  For we age Read the full article…

International Perspectives on Science, Culture & Society (Book Series, Pickering & Chatto)

Fern Elsdon-Baker (Coventry University), Salman Hameed (Hampshire College) and Ignacio Silva (University of Oxford) are actively seeking proposals for innovative monographs and essay collections for their series: International Perspectives on Science, Culture and Society. This series brings together insights from historians, philosophers and social scientists and seeks to build an understanding of the social and cultural context of Read the full article…

Drinking Dilemmas: Space, Culture & Identity (CFP, Conference, Cardiff, 12–13 December 2013)

Drinking Dilemmas: Space, Culture & Identity Keynote Speakers:   Prof. Gill Valentine (University of Sheffield)  Dr. Mark Jayne (University of Manchester)  Prof. Robert Hollands (Newcastle University) Call for Papers Despite recent advances, academic studies of alcohol still frequently struggle to reconcile the individual, social and cultural pleasures and benefits of drinking and drunkenness Read the full article…

‘Two by Two: A Timeline of Twins’ – New Article by William Viney, Cabinet 47, 2012.

One of CMH’s Postdoctoral Research Fellows has had an article published in Cabinet, a quarterly journal of arts and culture based in New York. The piece revives the idea of the timeline but takes a subject that is rarely thought to be simply chronological: twins. In a post on his blog, William explains how twins might be thought to form and be informed Read the full article…