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…

Emerging and New Researchers in the Geographies of Health and Impairment (CfP, Portsmouth, June 2014)

The two day informal conference for Emerging and New Researchers in the Geographies of Health and Impairment (ENRGHI) is organised for and by postgraduates and early career researchers and supported by the RGS (with IBG) Geography of Health Research Group provides an excellent opportunity for researchers to showcase work in a welcoming and supportive environment from Read the full article…

NWDTC ESRC PhD Human Geography CASE Studentship: Proximities of Care: Exploring the spatial relations of voluntary and technological support for those living with dementia

The University of Liverpool and North West Doctoral Training Centre (NWDTC) invite invitations from suitably qualified students for the following fully funded ESRC CASE PhD studentship. This studentship is a collaboration between the Universities of Liverpool and Lancaster and PSS. The overall aim of this studentship is to explore the spatial interrelations of care in Read the full article…

Co-Producing Knowledge on Health, Wellbeing and Place through Participatory Research (CfP session at the RGS 2014 Conference, London 26-29 August 2014)

Royal Geographic Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference Geographies of co-production London, Tuesday 26 to Friday 29 August 2014 Call for Papers for a session entitled: Co-Producing Knowledge on Health, Wellbeing and Place through Participatory Research Session Sponsor: Geography of Health Research Group This session will bring together researchers who are exploring the links between Read the full article…

Geographies of Health and Well-being (GoHWell) Research Speed Dating (23 October 2013, Durham University)

Durham’s Geographies of Health and Well-being (GoHWell) Reading Group is an interdisciplinary research group of staff and students based in the Centre for Medical Humanities, the Wolfson Research Institute, the Institute for Hazard Risk and Resilience (IHRR), and the Department of Geography. More information about the group is available here. We would like to invite Read the full article…

“Absent Presences & Present Absences” (Reflections on the International & Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies)

Absent Presences and Present Absences Dr Cheryl Mcgeachan (Geography, Glasgow University) writes: Returning this week from the fourth International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies at the University of Groningen, I am truly inspired by the range of wonderful people and papers encountered. Discussions on emotion and affect have swirled around the pages of various Read the full article…

Celebrating Our Future: New directions in Medical Humanities Research and Annual Summer Party (Thursday June 20, St Chad’s College)

Staff at the Centre for Medical Humanities are delighted to invite you to our Annual Affiliates Summer Party Thursday 20 June 3.30 – 5pm St Chad’s SCR St Chad’s College Durham This year we celebrate the new directions in Medical Humanities research through the work of three of our post-doctoral fellows. Each of the fellows Read the full article…

Fully funded PhD studentship in Local Health Inequalities in an Age of Austerity: the Stockton on Tees Study

Fully funded PhD studentship in Local Health Inequalities in an Age of Austerity: the Stockton on Tees Study About the Award Applications are invited for a fully-funded three-year doctoral studentship as part of a large 5 year research project funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The project aims to provide a contemporary and innovative, theoretically informed, Read the full article…

Mental Health and Dependency (Second Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland Symposium, Glasgow, 18 May)

The second MHRNS Symposium, themed on “Mental Health” and “Dependency” will take place on Saturday 18 May, 4 University Gardens, Glasgow. Guest speakers are: Dr Lucy Burke (Manchester Metropolitan University), “Care and Dependency: Keywords in Disability Culture or Why Language Matters” and Dr Jonathan Andrews (Newcastle University), “Asylum patient cultures: contextualising patient contributors to Edinburgh Read the full article…

Log off, power down, drop out: The public health politics of electrosensitivity

The question of whether the raised levels of electromagnetic radiation accompanying modern living are bad for our health may prove to be the health debate of our age. Nicholas Blincoe’s report Electrosensitivity: Is Technology Killing Us? in The Guardian Weekend (30 March 2013), nourishes appreciation of approaches dear to medical humanities in two interlocking ways. Read the full article…