‘Living and Dying in the Contemporary World: A Compendium’ reviewed by Dr Erica Borgstrom

Living and Dying in the Contemporary World: A Compendium, edited by Veena Das and Clara Han (University of California Press, 2016). Living and Dying in the Contemporary World provides rich insights into and theoretical contributions about how people struggle and the everyday ways in which they make sense of, do, and even invert suffering in Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities’ edited by Anne Whitehead and Angela Woods

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer ‘The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities‘ edited by Anne Whitehead and Angela Woods with Sarah Atkinson, Jane Macnaughton, and Jennifer Richards (Edinburgh University Press, 2016) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. A field-defining collection of original critical engagements at Read the full article…

‘Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States’ reviewed by Jason Johnson Peretz

‘Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States’  by Seth M. Holmes (UCPress, 2013) It is likely that the last hands to hold the blueberries, strawberries, peaches, asparagus, or lettuce before you pick them up in your local grocery store belong to Latin American migrant laborers. How might we respect this intimate passing Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘The Body and Shame: Phenomenology, Feminism, and the Socially Shaped Body’ by Luna Dolezal

We are pleased to offer for review ‘The Body and Shame: Phenomenology, Feminism, and the Socially Shaped Body‘ (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015) by the Centre’s very own Dr Luna Dolezal. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. ‘The Body and Shame: Phenomenology, Feminism, and the Socially Shaped Body investigates the concept of body shame Read the full article…

The Body in Mind: Reflections on Research Embodiment (Workshop, Oxford, 25 Feb 2015)

The Body in Mind: Reflections on Research Embodiment A Body and Being Network event Wednesday, 25 February, 5.30pm-7.00pm Jacqueline du Pré Building, St Hilda’s College, Oxford The body can be messy, inconvenient and unpredictable. When you’re a scholar, the body can also be suspected of disrupting the research process. Academic cultures tend to negotiate the Read the full article…

Mind, Value and Mental Health: Philosophy and Psychiatry Summer School and Conference (Oxford, July 2015)

Mind, Value and Mental Health: Philosophy and Psychiatry Summer School and Conference 23 – 25 July 2015: St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford It is with great pleasure that we announce two linked events comprising (i) a two-day summer school offering opportunities for substantial dialogue between philosophers, scientists and mental health practitioners and (ii) a Read the full article…

Emotion, Embodiment and Death (Symposium, Queen Mary, University of London, 2-3 June 2014)

Emotion, Embodiment and Death Symposium 2-3 June 2014 Centre for the History of the Emotions: Queen Mary University of London The symposium is free to attend, but space is limited, so please register by e-mailing e.carrera@qmul.ac.uk, specifying whether you wish to attend Day One, Day Two, or both. Organizer: Elena Carrera Day One – 2 Read the full article…

Embodiment, Ethics, Re-Production and the lifecourse (Symposium, Edinburgh, 5 June 2014)

EMBODIMENT, ETHICS, RE/PRODUCTION & THE LIFECOURSE Thursday 5th June 2014, 10-4pm University of Edinburgh This one day event provides a forum for discussion, debate  and deliberation around a series of presentations relating to re/production, ethics and embodiment. The symposium will seek to interrogate the extent to which ethical engagement can enhance  theoretical work on embodiment; and Read the full article…

Embodied Being, Environing World Symposium (CfP, Conference, Paris, June 5-6, 2014)

Embodied Being, Environing World: Local Biologies and Local Ecologies in Global Health The Interdisciplinary Chair in Anthropology and Global Health in the College d’Etudes Mondiales and the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme seeks submissions for a one-day symposium to be held in Paris, France on June 5 and 6.  The event is intended to spark Read the full article…

Geography, Art & Dance: Conference of Irish Geographers sessions (Galway, 16-18 May 2013)

As part of the Conference of Irish Geographers, and as a collaboration between the Space and Place Research Collaborative and Galway Dance Days, we are hosting a series of performances, workshops, and discussions across the fields of geography, art and dance, and interrogating various creative and embodied research practices. Session themes include ‘Place-Based Artistic Work’, Read the full article…