“Trauma Studies in the Medical Humanities: New Directions for Research” Conference in Durham April 12-14 2018

“Trauma Studies in the Medical Humanities: New Directions for Research” is a major international conference running at Durham University April 12 – 14 2018. Organised by the Music Department and Centre for Medical Humanities, with the financial support of the Wellcome Trust, this interdisciplinary conference is envisioned as a forum for reflection on the current state Read the full article…

CMH New Generation: Interdisciplinary research and methods in the Medical Humanities.

Following the latest New Generations workshop in Durham University’s Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) on September 25th 2014, New Generations Programme member Claude writes: Building bridges over the river Wear by Claude Jousselin A week after the CMH New Generation workshop took place in Durham (where the river Wear flows), I am still revisiting the conversations that took place Read the full article…

Sleep/Activity/Agency (Joint Seminar and Roundtable Discussion, Durham University, May 8 2014)

A Joint Centre for Medical Humanities & School of Modern Languages Seminar and Roundtable Discussion Birley Room Hatfield College, Durham, 12.00 – 2:00 pm ‘Sleep/Activity/Agency’ Chaired by Dr Caitríona Ní Dhúill and Dr Angela Woods Prof Cressida Heyes (University of Alberta) ‘Sleeping Women, Wakeful Men: Gender, Rest, and Work’  Dr Felicity Callard (Durham University) ‘Rest: Crossing Brains, Read the full article…

Our People, Our Story, Our Way: The Western Desert Kidney Health Project (Centre for Medical Humanities, Public Lecture, Durham, 9 May 2014)

This is an opportunity to hear about a unique and highly innovative renal clinic and health promotion project in one of the remotest parts of Australia. The Western Desert Kidney Health Project – launched in October 2010 – is a multidisciplinary team of Aboriginal health, medical and community development workers and artists aiming to reduce Read the full article…

Job Opportunity – Three Junior Research Fellowships, Hatfield College, Durham University – Deadline 1 November 2013

Hatfield College wishes to appoint three Junior Research Fellows for the academic year 2013-14, ideally one from each of the University’s three Faculties.  Applications are open to anyone who is already a post-doctoral research assistant at the University and who is expecting to remain in post until the end of the academic year. Applicants are Read the full article…

King Lear in a Kelp Store: An Interdisciplinary Convivium on Papay Westray

Professor Jane Macnaughton writes: How was it that a group of ten philosophers, doctors, lawyers, a priest and an anthropologist, ended up playing Act 1 Scene 1 of King Lear in a renovated kelp (seaweed) store on the Island of Papa Westray, one of the most northerly of the Orkney Islands?  We were there by Read the full article…

Storytelling and the Sciences of Mind: Toward a Transdisciplinary Approach

David Herman writes: I feel very fortunate indeed to be joining the Department of English Studies at Durham University, which is chock full of brilliant scholars doing cutting-edge research and teaching. Equally pathbreaking work is being done under the auspices of Durham’s Centre for Medical Humanities, so I am doubly honored to have this opportunity Read the full article…