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…

The Wakley Prize (competition, The Lancet, 2016)

The Lancet invites you to take a little time away from preparing for your clinical work, research, medical studies, consultations, or grant proposal and instead write an essay about what most concerns you in health care. The Wakley Prize is The Lancet’s annual essay competition. The prize will be awarded to the best essay on Read the full article…

Highlights 2016: Moving Pictures (competition, The Lancet, 2016)

Images can highlight an important health issue. They can be more powerful than words. The Lancet invites readers to send us photographs for our annual photography competition, Highlights 2016. Whether your focus is local or global, we want you to send us photographs that surprise and move us by telling a story about health today. We are Read the full article…

Histories of Healthy Ageing (CfP, Conference, University of Groningen, 21–23 June 2017)

As Western populations grow increasingly older, ‘healthy ageing’ is presented as one of today’s greatest medical and societal challenges. However, contrary to what many policy makers want us to believe, the aspiration to live long, healthy and happy lives is not a problem specific to our times. On the contrary successful ageing has a long Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Plastic Bodies: Sex Hormones and Menstrual Suppression in Brazil’ by Emilia Sanabria

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer ‘Plastic Bodies‘ by Emilia Sanabria (Duke University Press, 2016) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. In ‘Plastic Bodies’ Emilia Sanabria examines how sex hormones are enrolled to create, mold, and discipline social relations and subjectivities. She shows how hormones have become Read the full article…

Beyond Therapy: Situating art and design in healthcare contexts (CfP, Loughborough University, 6-8 April 2017)

Panel 4 at Association of Art Historians (AAH) annual conference 2017 Deadline for Paper Proposals: 7 November 2016 Convenors: Tamar Tembeck (McGill University); Mary Hunter (McGill University) In Europe and North America, greater attention is being paid to the built environment in medical spaces. ‘Healthy design’ initiatives are increasingly being integrated into hospital planning. Such Read the full article…

Food pleasure, altered eating and well-being (Seminar, Gala Theatre Durham, 14th September 2016)

Eating is undoubtedly one of life’s great pleasures. Yet it is denied many people living with long-term eating difficulties as a result of illness, treatment or life-course transitions. This seminar reports on new research on “altered eating”, and the ‘science of deliciousness’. The seminar will include audience participation to examine flavour and taste.  Via film and Read the full article…

International Psycho-Oncology Society Congress (Conference, Dublin, 17-21 October 2016)

Early-bird registration for IPOS 2016 – ‘Psycho-Oncology: Science, Art and Practice – Bridging the Gap’ – has been extended until 17th July. Abstracts for poster presentations can also be accepted up until Friday 15th July. IPOS is an opportunity for professionals working in cancer support services to share and learn about cutting-edge research and best practices in Read the full article…

‘Illness as many Narratives: Arts, Medicine and Culture’ reviewed by Dr Sophie Fitzsimmons

‘Illness as many Narratives: Arts, Medicine and Culture’ by Stella Bolaki (Edinburgh University Press, 2016). Following our initial call for clinical and academic reviews of ‘Illness as many Narratives,’ Dr Sophie Fitzsimmons offers her perspective as a junior doctor. You can see the accompanying review offered by Drs Claire Hooker and Scott Fitzpatrick here.  A photograph of a woman, nude Read the full article…

Transformations: Sharing knowledge about territories and practices in the Medical Humanities (Conference, Northumbria University, 28th June 2016)

From its roots as an interdisciplinary field of medicine concerned primarily with the role of arts and humanities in the education of medical staff, through to newer and emerging practices that connect a wider range of disciplinary expertise to a broader circle of care in health and well-being, the medical/health humanities continuously challenge and disrupt Read the full article…