Call for Review: ‘AIDS and Masculinity in the African City: Privilege, Inequality, and Modern Manhood’ by Robert Wyrod

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer ‘AIDS and Masculinity in the African City‘ (Robert Wyrod, 2016) for review, which explores the relations between health, gender, and male privilege in the context of Uganda. Further information about the themes under study can be found at University of California Press. Expressions of interest are particularly welcome from researchers with an interest Read the full article…

Rethinking Sexology: Post-doctoral and doctoral funding opportunities at the University of Exeter

“Rethinking Sexology – The Cross-Disciplinary Invention of Sexuality: Sexual Science Beyond the Medical, 1890-1940” This major five-year Wellcome Trust-funded Joint Investigator Award project (2015-2020), led by Professor Kate Fisher (History) and Jana Funke (English) at the University of Exeter, seeks to reconsider the emergence of the scientific study of human sexuality in the late nineteenth- Read the full article…

‘Uroscopy in Early Modern Europe’ reviewed by Jessica Legacy

‘Uroscopy in Early Modern Europe’ by Michael Stolberg (Ashgate, 2015) Uroscopy is an out-dated medical practice involving the examination of urine. Physicians inspected urine colour, texture, and quality in order to detect disease and the degree of a patient’s health. Michael Stolberg opens his book, Uroscopy in Early Modern Europe with the claim that ‘this Read the full article…

‘The Female Suffering Body: Illness and Disability of Modern Arabic Literature’ reviewed by Madonna Kalousian

‘The Female Suffering Body: Illness and Disability of Modern Arabic Literature’ by Abir Hamdar (Syracuse University Press, 2014). From Evelyn Accad’s Sexuality and War (1992) to Nawar Al-Hassan Golley’s highly condensed theoretical elaboration in Arab Women’s Lives Retold (2007), and more recently Mona Eltahawy’s Headscarves and Hymens (2015) to mention only very few examples, female sexuality Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Trans: A Memoir’ by Juliet Jacques

We are pleased to offer for review ‘Trans: A Memoir‘ by Juliet Jacques (Verso Books, 2015). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. “Six weeks before sex reassignment surgery (SRS), I am obliged to stop taking my hormones. I suddenly feel very differently about my forthcoming operation.” In July 2012, aged thirty, Juliet Jacques underwent sex Read the full article…

Gender, Bodies & Technology: (In)Visible Futures (CfP, Virginia Tech, April 21-23, 2016)

Proposals are invited for our 4th biannual interdisciplinary conference, Gender, Bodies & Technology: (In)Visible Futures, at the Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, VA, April 21-23, 2016 Keynote addresses from Crunk Feminist Collective and Michelle Murphy Gender, Bodies, & Technology (GBT) is an initiative within Women’s and Gender Studies at Virginia Tech that aims to creatively and intellectually 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…

Postdoc: two-years (CfA, University of Oslo, 15 September 2015)

Postdoc opportunity for a postdoctoral researcher willing to conduct their research work in the field of Gender and Health at The institute of Health and Society, at the University of Oslo. The researcher will be affiliated to the research group Society, Health and Power whose ambition is to address health and illness by a critical Read the full article…

Postdoctoral Researcher (CfA, University of Oslo, 15th Sept 2015)

Two-year postdoctoral researcher willing to conduct their research work in the field of Gender and Health at The institute of Health and Society, at the University of Oslo.  The successful candidate must not have resided or carried out their main activity in Norway for more than 12 months in the last 3 years immediately prior to Read the full article…

Bronwyn Parry – Narratives of Neoliberalism: Clinical Labour in Context

William Viney writes – This is the fourth of five posts introducing individual papers from a special issue of Medical Humanities, edited by myself, Felicity Callard, and Angela Woods. A more general overview of the special issue can be found here. Recent research in the medical humanities has stressed the embodied nature of experience, and this Read the full article…