Wild or Domesticated – Uncanny in Historical and Contemporary Perspectives to Mind (CfP, Helsinki, September 20-22, 2016)

An interdisciplinary conference organized by Mind and the Other Research Project Helsinki, Finland (The House of Science and Letters)  Keynote speakers: Tanya Luhrmann Simo Knuuttila, University of Helsinki Diana Espirito Santo, The Pontifical Catholic University of Chile Uncanny experiences, the search for the inexplicable, or the belief in supernatural beings or universal energies trigger disputes Read the full article…

How Much Philosophy Does Measurement of Well-Being Really Need? Anna Alexandrova (Seminar, Durham, 27 May 2015)

How Much Philosophy Does Measurement of Well-Being Really Need? Anna Alexandrova (Cambridge University) CHESS Seminar in Science and Values May 27, 5-6:30PM Seminar Room, IAS, Palace Green. Abstract: If all theories of measurement agree on a single requirement it is that a measure of a phenomenon should be informed by our best theory of this phenomenon. Read the full article…

Postdoc Research Position (CfA, University of Kent, 15 March 2015)

Applications are invited for a full-time, fixed term (for three years) Research Associate in Philosophy. This position is attached to a research project, ‘Evaluating evidence in medicine’, funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council and led by Professor Jon Williamson. The project is a collaboration between the University of Kent, University College London, Read the full article…

Spaces of Evidence (CfP, Early Career Researcher Seminar, Sussex, 31 March 2015)

The Spaces of Evidence Network is delighted to invite you to an international early career researcher seminar at the University of Sussex, on 31st March 2015. This is the first of two ECR events co-sponsored by Spaces of Evidence. The second will take place at the University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany in autumn 2015. The seminars Read the full article…

Patient knowledge and involvement in healthcare (Workshop, Lancaster, 12 May 2014)

Patient knowledge and involvement in healthcare Royal Institute of Philosophy Workshop Storey Institute, Lancaster Monday 12th May In recent years great efforts have been made to listen to “patient voices” in healthcare practice, research, and policy, but such initiatives have met with mixed success and many patients continue to feel that their view are overlooked Read the full article…

Asking the Way – Directions and Misdirections in Arts in Health

Mike White’s new essay “Asking the Way – Directions and Misdirections in Arts in Health” was commissioned and published by ixia, the public art think tank. The introduction is below and full text is available here: “Arts in health is at a fork in the road. The hard-paved route, The Empirical Highway, leads to probable damnation Read the full article…

The Cultural Value in What Goes Around Comes Around

Mike White of CMH writes: An Arts Council’s publication which appeared on 14 March 2014, The Value of Arts and Culture to People and Society, presents a rapid review of instrumental impacts of arts engagement, leading to a poorly founded and lugubrious conclusion that there is little evidence of causal links between arts engagement and Read the full article…

Beyond evidence: theorising arts and health (ESRC Seminar, Glasgow University, 24 April 2014)

Beyond evidence:  theorising arts and health ESRC Seminar 24 April 2014 Glasgow University In a deliberately provocative intervention to the emerging health-and-arts field, this day seminar engages social theoretical resources in order to help elaborate how researchers and practitioners might experiment epistemologically in ways that encourage a movement ‘beyond scientism’ and recycled debates about evidence. Read the full article…

Ted Schrecker ‘A tale of two controversies: Standards of proof in health policy’ (Seminar, Durham University, 29 Jan 2014)

A tale of two controversies: Standards of proof in health policy Professor Ted Schrecker 29th January 2014, 4-5pm Pennington Room, Grey College This Durham CELLS seminar will be given by Ted Schrecker who is Professor of Global Health Policy, Durham University. Professor Schrecker is also an adjunct professor of Epidemiology and Community Medicine at the University Read the full article…

Hardly Anything To Add, Everything To Act Upon

Mike White, Senior Research Fellow in Arts and Health in the Centre for Medical Humanities at Durham University, writes: Check out this blog post summary of the Bristol arts and health conference from Clive Parkinson at MMU.  Oh my, did we cross-fertilise one another! [Can I say that?!] My only addition to all this is Read the full article…