Call for Papers

Death, Art and Anatomy Conference (CfP, University of Winchester, 3-6 June 2016)

An interdisciplinary conference exploring the intersections between death, art and anatomy, by bringing together art historians, medical historians, and practising artists. The intersection between death, art and anatomy is a largely marginalised area of study, but one this conference hopes to explore. A major strand of the conference will be Read more…

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Call for Papers

Death and Identity in Scotland from the Medieval to the Modern (CfP, University of Edinburgh, 29-31 January 2016)

This is the third in a series of conferences that aims to accelerate interest and research into Scottish death studies. The theme for 2016 is death and identity. Papers are invited to explore this subject within any period from the medieval into the modern day from any disciplinary perspective. Established Read more…

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Call for Reviews

Reviewer needed: ‘Dead: A Celebration of Mortality’ by Charles Saatchi

We are pleased to offer for review ‘Dead: A Celebration of Mortality’ by Charles Saatchi (Booth Clibborn, 2015). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. In this new book ‘Dead: A Celebration of Mortality’, cleverly designed to look like a marble tombstone, (complete with marble edge-stain) Charles Saatchi relates often Read more…

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Arts in Health

Death, Art and Anatomy Conference (CfP, University of Winchester, 3-6th June 2016)

An interdisciplinary conference exploring the intersections between death, art and anatomy, by bringing together art historians, medical historians, and practising artists The intersection between death, art and anatomy is a largely marginalised area of study, but one this conference hopes to explore. A major strand of the conference will be Read more…

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Book Review

‘Death’s Summer Coat: What the History of Death and Dying can tell us about Life and Living’ reviewed by Dr Christina Welch

‘Death’s Summer Coat: What the History of Death and Dying can tell us about Life and Living’ by Brandy Schillace (Elliott & Thompson Ltd, 2015). The jacket cover to Brandy Schillace’s Death’s Summer Coat tells us that the work ‘explores our past to examine what it might mean for our future. From Read more…

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Call for Reviews

Reviewer needed: ‘Aging and Loss: Mourning and Maturity in Contemporary Japan’ by Jason Danely

We are pleased to offer for review ‘Aging and Loss: Mourning and Maturity in Contemporary Japan’ by Jason Danely (Rutgers University Press, 2014). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities, but this book may be of particular interest to anthropologists and social scientists. ‘By 2030, over 30% Read more…

By mdiclhumanities, ago
Call for Reviews

Reviewer needed: ‘Death’s Summer Coat: What the History of Death and Dying can tell us about Life and Living’ by Brandy Schillace

We are pleased to offer for review ‘Death’s Summer Coat: What the History of Death and Dying can tell us about Life and Living’ by Brandy Schillace (Elliott and Thompson, 2015). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. ‘Though death is the one subject that touches every life, we’ve grown used Read more…

By mdiclhumanities, ago
Centre for Medical Humanities