7th International Health Humanities Conference (Southampton, 2-4 August 2018)

Continuing the success of the International Health Humanities Network conferences thus far, we are pleased to announce the 7th IHHN conference. ‘Changing Society: Community wellbeing and transformation – how Health Humanities can change the world’ will take place in the cruise capital of Europe, Southampton, UK, in August 2018. Booking is now available online – the early Read the full article…

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…

CHCI Health Humanities Summer Institute 2016: ‘The Health Humanities Now’ (Conference, King’s College London, 26 – 27 June 2016)

The second CHCI Summer Institute in the Health Humanities will take place at King’s College London on Sunday 26 and Monday 27 June 2016. The Summer Institute aims to gather scholars and practitioners from all over the world in the burgeoning field of the health humanities. The focus of this year’s sessions will be on Read the full article…

Creating Space VI: Health Humanities: Social Accountability in Action (CfP, Montreal, 15-16 April, 2016)

We are pleased to invite submissions to participate in the Creating Space VI symposium in conjunction with the Canadian Conference on Medical Education (CCME). The theme of the sixth meeting is ‘Health Humanities: Social Accountability in Action’. List of proposed themes. Creating Space VI seeks to include the ever-growing number of scholars, educators, artists and Read the full article…

‘Health Humanities’ reviewed by Dr Angela Woods

‘Health Humanities’ by Paul Crawford, Brian Brown, Charley Baker, Victoria Tischler, and Brian Abrams (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). Visions for the future of the field(s): Review of Health Humanities Evolution and emergence, the subsumed and the superordinate, death and genetic adaptation: nowhere is Health Humanities more animated than in its discussion of its relationship to the Read the full article…

Health Humanities: Pedagogies, Practices, Politics (CfP, Conference, Colorado 30 April – 2 May 2015)

Health Humanities: The Next Decade (Pedagogies, Practices, Politics) 30 April – 2 May 2015 The Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus will host the 4th International Health Humanities Conference. This cross-disciplinary and inter-professional conference will bring together scholars, educators, clinicians, health advocates, students, patients and caregivers in an Read the full article…

Traumatextualities: Trauma in the clinical, arts and humanities contexts (3rd IHH Conference, Nottingham University, 5-7 September 2014)

3rd International Health Humanities Network Conference Traumatextualities: Trauma in the clinical, arts and humanities contexts 5th – 7th September 2014, University of Nottingham Following the huge success of the 2010 and 2012 IHHN conferences in Nottingham and New Jersey (USA), Nottingham Health Humanities and the ICSPCRR (International Consortium for the Study of Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Read the full article…

New Book Available for Review: ‘The Metamorphoses of Fat: A History of Obesity’ by Georges Vigarello

We have a new book from Columbia University Press available for review: The Metamorphoses of Fat: A History of Obesity by Georges Vigarello. The publishers describe the book as follows: “Georges Vigarello maps the evolution of Western ideas about fat and fat people from the Middle Ages to the present, paying particular attention to the Read the full article…

Comics & Medicine: From Private Lives to Public Health (CfP, Conference, Johns Hopkins, 26-28 June 2014)

Comics & Medicine: From Private Lives to Public Health June 26th to 28th, 2014 Johns Hopkins Medical Campus in Baltimore, Maryland, USA Keynote Speakers: Ellen Forney, Arthur W. Frank & Carol Tilley The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Department of Art as Applied to Medicine in collaboration with Graphic Medicine invites papers for the Read the full article…

The Subject of Addiction: Culture & Clinic (CFP, Conference, Nottingham, 11–12 September 2014)

Call For Papers International Conference: The Subject of Addiction – Culture and Clinic The University of Nottingham, September 11-12 2014  It is almost a commonplace to note the connections between drug-use and creative practices, from Thomas de Quincey’s Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, through Beat generation writers like William Burroughs, and on to filmic and Read the full article…