Dementia and the Body-Subject: The Margins of Agency in Philosophy and Literature (Public lecture, Newcastle University, 8 March 2017)

Dr Liz Barry (University of Warwick) will be the guest speaker in the School of English at Newcastle University, as part of the Visiting Speaker series. Her lecture will take place on Wednesday 8th March, 5-6:30pm in Room 1.19, Percy Building, Newcastle University, NE1 7RU. Dr Barry’s paper will discuss the way in which phenomenological Read the full article…

Connecting Minds – Arts and Dementia (Symposium, Liverpool John Moores University, 4th September 2015)

Liverpool John Moores University is delighted to announce a symposium on ‘Connecting Minds – Arts and Dementia’. This symposium will be held on Friday 4th September 2015, 9.00-17.00, at Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, 4th Floor Events Suite. The ‘Connecting Minds’ symposium is intended to encourage dialogue and collaboration between academics, arts and healthcare professionals, service Read the full article…

What’s Left? Personhood and Dementia (Conference, UC Berkeley, April 30 -May 1 2015)

What is it to be a “person”? What is “dementia”? Can you lose your personhood because of dementia? The neurosciences, behavioral sciences, and humanities have different ways to approach, if not definitively answer, these questions. Thursday April 30th: FilmViewing: “Alive Inside” “This stirring documentary follows social worker Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Read the full article…

Medical Sociology Event with Deborah Lupton (Univeristy of York, 16 January 2015)

British Sociological Association Yorkshire MedSoc Group Event Friday 16th January 2015: 12:00 – 4.30pm University of York, Tree House, Berrick Saul Building BS/104 Keynote: Deborah Lupton, Canberra University, Australia: “Digital health data, big and small: some critical sociological reflections’” Presentations: John Gardner, University of York, UK, “The broad clinical gaze in paediatric deep brain stimulation”; Read the full article…

The Emergence of Experience Seminar Series: Minds, Beckett, Narratology, Dementia, Medical Humanities (Durham, 11 Nov 2014)

The Emergence of Experience, Seminar Series Institute of Advanced Study University of Durham, 2014-2015 11 November 2014 Institute of Advanced Study, Seminar Room, 16.00-18.00 Marco Bernini:  Submerging minds: features and principles of Beckett’s broken emergencies The recurring dehumanization or degeneration of Beckett’s characters’ mental faculties have largely been analysed as an ‘ostensible animalization’ (Weller, 2013: Read the full article…

Philosophical Perspectives on Selfhood in Age-Related Dementia (Conference, Linköping Sweden, May 15-16 2014)

Philosophical Perspectives on Selfhood in Age-Related Dementia May 15-16, 2014 CEDER: Centre for Dementia Research Campus Norrköping, Linköping University, Sweden Thursday May 15 (Room: Täppan TP55) 9.30 Welcome and Introduction 9.35-10.35 Wim Dekkers, “Dementia and the Notion of Home: A Phenomenological Perspective” 10.35-11.35 Julian Hughes, “The Aesthetic Approach to Dementia” 11.35-13.00 Lunch 13.00-14.00 Kristin Zeiler, Read the full article…

Life with Dementia: Relations (CfP, Conference, Sweden, 15-17 October 2014)

Life with Dementia: Relations Centre for Dementia Research Linköping University Norrköping, Sweden 15-17 October, 2014 The aim of the international conference LIFE WITH DEMENTIA: RELATIONS is to bring together scholars from a broad range of disciplines and fields of research, approaching dementia from theoretical as well as empirical perspectives. We welcome abstracts addressing one or Read the full article…

Alice Major – ‘Dementia: Writing from the Outside In’ (Seminar, Glasgow Caledonian, 6 March 2014)

The Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare (CSHHH) is pleased to announce an additional seminar this semester on 6 March at 5pm in Room 119, Hamish Woods Building on the Glasgow Caledonian University campus.  Alice Major, a poet and writer originally from Dumbarton, now lives in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, where she served Read the full article…

NWDTC ESRC PhD Human Geography CASE Studentship: Proximities of Care: Exploring the spatial relations of voluntary and technological support for those living with dementia

The University of Liverpool and North West Doctoral Training Centre (NWDTC) invite invitations from suitably qualified students for the following fully funded ESRC CASE PhD studentship. This studentship is a collaboration between the Universities of Liverpool and Lancaster and PSS. The overall aim of this studentship is to explore the spatial interrelations of care in Read the full article…

Job Opportunity – ‘Dementia & Imagination’ Study Manager (Part-time Research Fellow)

The Dementia Services Development Centre wishes to recruit an experienced post-doctoral researcher with experience in ageing/arts/health to play a key role coordinating the work of a team of researchers in England and Wales on a new research study titled ‘Dementia and Imagination’. This study is jointly funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council and Read the full article…