Medical Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Environment Conference (CfP, Harvard University, 29-30 September 2017)

In the present age of the Anthropocene, the extraordinary transformations of Earth’s climate are changing the biophysical conditions involved in global food production, emerging epidemics and natural disasters. There is growing concern that global environmental change will have significant adverse impacts on global patterns of disease and mortality over the next century. Responses to recent Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Situated Intervention: Sociological Experiments in Health Care’ by Teun Zuiderent-Jerak

We are pleased to offer for review ‘Situated Intervention: Sociological Experiments in Health Care‘ by Teun Zuiderent-Jerak (The MIT Press, 2015). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities.  In this book, Teun Zuiderent-Jerak considers how the direct involvement of social scientists in the practices they study can lead to the production of Read the full article…

Self-Knowledge In and Out of Illness (Symposium, King’s College London, 3rd-4th May 2016)

Knowledge of oneself — skin, breasts, blood sugar, oxygen saturation, genetic profile, heart rate, weight, state of mind — plays an increasing role in health care as patients are encouraged to take charge of their own health. Self-knowledge can be useful, worthless, or even detrimental. How do we get self-knowledge? How do we learn to Read the full article…

Medical Humanities: Health and Disease in Popular Culture (CfP, Seattle WA, 21-25 March 2016)

DEADLINE:  October 1, 2015  The “Medical Humanities: Health and Disease in Culture” area for the 2016 Popular and American Culture Association meeting in Seattle invites proposals related to the portrayal of health, illness, and health care in the discourses of popular and American culture.  Proposals representing perspectives in the humanities and the arts (e.g., film, Read the full article…