Beyond Dead Weight: Redefining my practice as Visual Artist and Carer (guest post, Rachael Allen)

I remember the exact moment when I became aware of the medical humanities, casually taking in a poster on the student notice board in Durham medical school whilst attended a meeting about a potential arts and anatomy collaboration. Having wrestled with the locality of my practice in the conventional art world for years, I felt Read the full article…

‘Dead: A Celebration of Mortality’ reviewed by Dr Hannah Rumble

‘Dead: A Celebration of Mortality’ by Charles Saatchi (Booth-Clibborn Editions, 2015) I was eager to read ‘Dead: A celebration of mortality’ authored by the well-known co-founder of the advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi and a London art gallery, particularly since Charles Saatchi has always been a controversial public figure. Regrettably, the content of this book Read the full article…

‘Death in Scotland, from the medieval to the modern: beliefs, attitudes and practices’ (CFP, Conference, Edinburgh, 31 Jan–2 Feb 2014)

‘Death in Scotland, from the medieval to the modern: beliefs, attitudes and practices’ New College, University of Edinburgh, Friday 31 January 2014 – Sunday 2 February 2014 Plenary speakers include: • Professor Jane Dawson, John Laing Professor of Reformation History, Edinburgh University: “‘With one foot in the grave”: death in life and life in death in Reformation Scotland’. Read the full article…

Malady & Mortality: Illness, Disease & Death in Literary & Visual Culture (CFP, Conference, Cornwall, 19-20 September 2013)

MALADY AND MORTALITY: ILLNESS, DISEASE AND DEATH IN LITERARY AND VISUAL CULTURE Thursday 19th – Friday 20th September 2013 Falmouth University, Cornwall Conference website Keynote Speakers: Professor Tony Walter, Centre for Death & Society, University of Bath Professor Alan Bleakley, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry Dr Michele Aaron, Dept. of Film and American Studies, Read the full article…

11th Death, Dying and Disposal Conference (CfP, Conference, Milton Keynes, UK, September 2013)

The eleventh biennial Death, Dying and Disposal conference will be held at The Open University, Walton Hall Campus in Milton Keynes between the 5th -8th September 2013 under the auspices of the OU’s Faculty of Health & Social Care and the Association for the Study of Death & Society (ASDS).  We are arranging what we envisage Read the full article…

CFP – “And now, the end is near”: geographies of dying and death – Edinburgh, 3-5 July 2012

“And now, the end is near”: geographies of dying and death RGS –IBG Annual International Conference Edinburgh, 3-5 July 2012 Session convenors: Charlotte Kenten, King’s College London, Olivia Stevenson, University of Glasgow and Sarah Deedat, King’s College London One of life’s certainties is that everyone will die. When people die, beyond those who grieve, the Read the full article…

ESRC Funded PhD Studentship at Teeside University: Dying, health, risk and working class culture

Teesside university, School of Health and Social Care Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness PhD studentship (1 plus 3 years). Ref CONOCT11 Dying, health, risk and working class culture The School of Health and Social Care invites high quality proposals from applicants with excellent undergraduate profiles in medical sociology/sociology of health or death Read the full article…