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…

Care in Practice: On the Philosophy and Implementation of Care Ethics (Conference, University of Sheffield, 1st – 2nd June, 2016)

This is an international conference on care ethics, viewed from the perspective of philosophers and those engaged in medical practice. Humanities Research Institute, Sheffield: directions Programme Wednesday 1st June 10.00-11.15 Elianna Fetterolf (Oxford) and Miranda Fricker (Sheffield): ‘Epistemic Justice as a Virtue of Healthcare Professionals’ 11.15-11.45  Tea/coffee 11.45-1.00 Tove Pettersen (Oslo): ‘Reconceptualizing Care: Mature Care Read the full article…

‘The Ethics of Display: exhibiting vulnerable bodies’ (Symposium, University of Warwick, 21 March 2016)

This symposium brings together curators, art and medical historians, and medical humanities scholars to examine the ethics and challenges of displaying difficult, sensitive and vulnerable material, especially the bodies of patients. In doing so it seeks to create an open and earnest discussion about ‘appropriate’ exhibition practices, curatorial choices, and viewer responses. Amongst an exciting, Read the full article…

“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 Professor Bernhardi (1912), which will Read the full article…

Politics and Ethics of Infection: An International Conference (CfA, University of Sydney, 10-12 December 2015)

Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Disease and Biosecurity, School of Public Health & Centre for Values, Ethics and Law in Medicine The Program Committee invites submission for abstracts for oral and poster presentations and for workshops or symposia on any aspect of the politics and ethics of infection. Papers are sought in the following streams: Read the full article…

AHRC network on health and social care prioritisation and funding (University of Liverpool, 15th June 2015)

Medicine, markets and morals (MMM) is a multi-disciplinary research network on health and social care prioritisation and funding, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), led by Dr Lucy Frith (Liverpool) and Professor Cam Donaldson (Glasgow Caledonian University). The debate over health care funding in England is changing and the founding principles of Read the full article…

Peter Singer ‘The Most Good you can Do: How “Effective Altruism” is Changing Ideas about Living Ethically’ (Public Lecture, Durham, 5 June 2015)

Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, will be speaking at Durham on 5 June (17:30 to 19:00, Elvet Riverside 201). His talk is entitled: ‘The Most Good you can Do: How “Effective Altruism” is Changing Ideas about Living Ethically’. The organisers have indicated that there is “no need to reserve Read the full article…

Taking Pregnancy Seriously in Ethics and Epistemology Workshop II (Workshop, University of Southampton, 13th April 2015)

In applied ethics, much has been written in relation to pregnancy – based either on a conception of pregnancy as the ‘hosting of a stranger’, or focusing on the rights of the foetus whilst disregarding that foetus’s existence as intertwined with that of its mother. Neither of these two approaches takes the unique physical, relation Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘The Right to Bodily Integrity’ edited by A. M. Viens

The Centre for Medical Humanities has been granted a review copy of ‘The Right to Bodily Integrity‘ edited by A. M. Viens (Ashgate, 2014). We are seeking an experienced and thorough reviewer to scrutinise the range of issues presented in this reference book, and it may be particularly well suited to academics with an interest in medical Read the full article…

‘The Quest for a Moral Compass: A Global History of Ethics’ reviewed by Dr Thomas Lawrence Long

‘The Quest for a Moral Compass: A Global History of Ethics’ by Kenan Malik (Atlantic Books, 2014) In the final chapter of this global survey of ethical systems written for a popular audience, Kenan Malik recalls T. S. Eliot’s ‘Little Gidding’, which admonishes us that ‘to make an end is to make a beginning’. So Read the full article…