Medical Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Environment Conference (CfP, Harvard University, 29-30 September 2017)

In the present age of the Anthropocene, the extraordinary transformations of Earth’s climate are changing the biophysical conditions involved in global food production, emerging epidemics and natural disasters. There is growing concern that global environmental change will have significant adverse impacts on global patterns of disease and mortality over the next century. Responses to recent Read the full article…

Call for Review: ‘Scurvy: The Disease of Discovery’ by Jonathan Lamb

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer Scurvy (Jonathan Lamb, 2016) for review, which explores the relations between disease and ‘discovery.’ Further information about the themes under study can be found at Princeton University Press. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. Scurvy, a disease often associated with long stretches of maritime travel, generated sensations exceeding the Read the full article…

‘The Making of Modern Anthrax, 1875-1920’ reviewed by Dr Anne Hanley

‘The Making of Modern Anthrax, 1875-1920’ by James F. Stark (Pickering and Chatto, 2013). In his recent book, The Making of Modern Anthrax, James Stark offers a new and persuasive account of how medical knowledge of anthrax as a single disease identity developed across the final decades of the nineteenth century. He demonstrates that anthrax, before Read the full article…

Fully-Funded PhD Studentship in French and the Medical Humanities at Nottingham Trent University

PhD Studentship in French Literature/Culture (including cinema) with a focus on the Medical Humanities. Proposals investigating the following areas within this field are particularly welcome: representations of illness; disease; pain; trauma; disability; old age; mourning; care/caring/carer. A background in literary/critical theory is helpful. Specific qualifications include a 2:1 in French and an MA/MRes in French Read the full article…

6th International Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable (Conference, University of Bristol, 11-12 August 2015)

Registration is open for the 6th International Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable. This two-day conference will be hosted at the University of Bristol, and is sponsored by the Wellcome Trust. The conference will continue a series of philosophy of medicine meetings and the keynote speakers are Rachel Cooper (Lancaster) and Trish Greenhalgh (Oxford). Scientific committee: Rachel Read the full article…

NEPCA Annual Conference (CfP, Colby-Sawyer College, October 30-31, 2015)

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) is soliciting papers for topics in the area of Health, Disease, Illness and Culture for its annual meeting, which will be held October 30-31 at Colby-Sawyer College, New London, New Hampshire. SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  JUNE 15, 2015 Topics in Health, Disease and Culture may include such themes as below: Mass media Read the full article…

6th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable Understanding Disease and Illness (CfP, Conference, Bristol, 10-11 August 2015)

6th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable Understanding Disease and Illness August 10-11, 2015 University of Bristol Keynote speakers: Rachel Cooper (Lancaster) and Trish Greenhalgh (Oxford). This two-day conference continues a series of philosophy of medicine meetings at University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2005 and 2008, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, in 2009, the University of the Basque Read the full article…

6th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable Understanding Disease and Illness (CfP, Conference, Bristol, Aug 10-11 2015)

6th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable Understanding Disease and Illness August 10-11, 2015 University of Bristol Keynote speakers: Rachel Cooper (Lancaster) and Trish Greenhalgh (Oxford). This two-day conference continues a series of philosophy of medicine meetings at University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2005 and 2008, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, in 2009, the University of the Basque Read the full article…

Three PhD studentships at Medical Humanities Sheffield

Medical Humanities Sheffield is pleased to offer an exciting opportunity to apply for three PhD studentships in a linked network studying the impacts of disease on personal identity, and the roles of shame and stigma. Concepts of shame and stigma have shaped our responses to disease throughout history, whether the diseases themselves are associated with Read the full article…

French Autopathography: Disability, Disease and Disorders from First-Person Perspectives (CfP, Belfast, November 2014)

Keynote Speaker: Dr Hannah Thompson (Royal Holloway, University of London) Coinciding with the rise in cases of cancer and AIDS from the 1980s onwards, the modern outbreak of patient-authored narratives of ill-health or incapacity has provided fresh perspectives to complement traditional medical literature and third-person illness narratives. Known as autopathographies, these patients’ tales give voice Read the full article…