Disarming Dialogues in Humanities and Ethics (Workshop, University of Chicago Center in New Delhi, 2-4 November 2016)

The Medical Humanities Group of the University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS), University of Delhi, India and the University of Chicago Medicine, USA will be organising this three day collaborative workshop. The course faculty will be Matthew Sorrentino, David Meltzer, Vinay Kumar, Monica Peek from Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence, Ranjana Srivastava from MacLean Center for Read the full article…

Disability and Disciplines: The International Conference on Educational, Cultural, and Disability Studies (CfP, Liverpool Hope University, 5-6 July 2017)

Interdisciplinarity is pivotal in the development of the academy for many reasons, some of which form the conceptual framework of the Centre for Culture and Disability Studies at Liverpool Hope University. Although far from straightforward in practice, the thinking is that interdisciplinarity leads to curricular reform that itself leads to changes in social attitudes. More Read the full article…

Disability and Shakespearean Theatre Update (Symposium, University of Glasgow, 20 April 2016)

Registration is now open for the Disability and Shakespearean Theatre symposium. This symposium draws together growing research interest in disability studies and Shakespearean theatre. In discussing the depiction, treatment, and uses of disability in Shakespeare’s work (and that of his contemporaries) alongside analysis of the role of disability in staging of his plays, we hope Read the full article…

Disability and Shakespearean Theatre Symposium (CfP, University of Glasgow, 20 April 2016)

This symposium draws together growing research interest in disability studies and Shakespearean theatre. In discussing the depiction, treatment, and uses of disability in Shakespeare’s work (and that of his contemporaries) alongside analysis of the role of disability in staging of his plays, we hope to encourage interaction between creative practitioners, historians, and literary scholars. Playwright Read the full article…

Disability and Disciplines: The International Conference on Educational, Cultural, and Disability Studies (CfP, Liverpool, 1-2 July, 2015)

Keynote Speakers: Julie Allan (University of Birmingham, UK) Peter Beresford (Brunel University London, UK) David Mitchell (George Washington University, USA) Sharon Snyder (George Washington University, USA) Held at Centre for Culture and Disability Studies, Faculty of Education, Liverpool Hope University, 1-2 July, 2015 When we think of disability in Higher Education we are likely to Read the full article…

Screen Bodies: A new journal of screen and body studies

Screen Bodies is a new peer-reviewed journal focusing on the intersection of Screen Studies and Body Studies across disciplines, institutions, and media. It is a forum promoting the discussion of research and practices through articles, reviews, and interviews that investigate various aspects of embodiment on and in front of screens. The journal considers moving and Read the full article…

Disability and Disciplines: Conference on Education, Cultural, and Disability Studies (CfP, Liverpool, July 1-2, 2015)

A two-day conference at Centre for Culture and Disability Studies, Liverpool Hope University, 1-2 July, 2015. When we think of disability in Higher Education we are likely to think in terms of access, Learning Support Plans, and so on. These and other such things are of great importance but only represent part of the approach Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Disability and the Good Human Life’ edited by Bickenbach, Felder, and Schmitz

The timely and pioneering edited volume ‘Disability and the Good Human Life’ (Cambridge University Press, 2014) is available for review. Expressions of interest are welcome fro across the medical humanities, although this collection may be of particular interest to academics or community practitioners with an interest in disability discourse.  ‘This collection of original essays, from Read the full article…

Conceptualizing Disability as a Public Health Issue: Impairment, Enhancement and Emerging Biotechnologies (CfP, Conference, Switzerland, 26-28 Jan 2015)

Conceptualizing Disability as a Public Health Issue: Impairment, Enhancement and Emerging Biotechnologies Brocher Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland 26-28 January, 2015 There is broad evidence indicating that the total number of persons experiencing disability has increased substantially in recent times. Emerging biotechnologies offer the possibility to affect and transform (and disrupt) many aspects of life of those Read the full article…

Disability, Prostheses & Patenting (CFP, Leeds, 18–19 September 2014)

Call for Papers Disability, Prostheses and Patenting University of Leeds, 18-19 September 2014 An international workshop supported by the AHRC Network grant: Rethinking Patent Cultures Thanks to the AHRC we have funding to support speakers’ travel and accommodation expenses both in the UK and internationally. By the end of the nineteenth century, an industry built around Read the full article…