New Generations Programme

‘Can you help me, doctor? How patient requests changed birth and death in the twentieth century’, a call for collaboration

Hieke Huistra, Alumni of the CMH New Generations programme, has recently been awarded a grant for the research project below. She is seeking possibilities for exchange/collaboration with researchers working on similar themes in different countries and/or fields. Please contact her direct if you are interested. A 78-year-old woman shuffles into the Read more…

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Conferences and Symposiums

“Dying Well”: Enacting Medical Ethics (Symposium, Barts Pathology Museum, 25-26 September 2015)

This symposium adopts a cross-disciplinary approach to on-going debates on end-of-life care. Medical professionals, lawyers, ethicists, policy makers, humanities scholars, cultural practitioners and patient representatives will come together to consider what it might mean in today’s world to ‘die well’. The springboard for this event is Arthur Schnitzler’s medical drama 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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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: ‘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…

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Centre for Medical Humanities