Disease, Disability and Medicine in Medieval Europe (CfP, Conference, Nottingham, 6-7 Dec 2014)

  Disease, Disability and Medicine in Medieval Europe Conference, December 6-7 2014 University of Nottingham This year’s event focuses on infectious diseases and long term sickness and is co-hosted with the ‘Homo Debilis’ Creative unit at the University of Bremen. The conference will be preceded by a Graduate Workshop on medieval disability on 5th December Read the full article…

Emotional Bodies: A Workshop on the Historical Performativity of Emotions (CfP, Workshop, Geneva, 20-22 2014)

EMOTIONAL BODIES A Workshop on the Historical Performativity of Emotions 20-22 October,2014 Louis Jeantet Auditorium Geneva, Switzerland The idea that the body is the site in which emotions are expressed is an old one in Western Culture. We manifest fear through trembling, embarrassment while blushing or demonstrate love by showing that the pulse quickens and 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…

Historical Perspectives on Loss, Grief & Pain (CFP, Conference, Edinburgh, 23 May 2014)

Historical Perspectives on Loss, Grief and Pain: Call for Papers An interdisciplinary workshop organised and funded by the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh on Friday 23 May 2014. This one-day workshop aims to explore perspectives on emotions, taking as its starting point “loss” as an historical fact and emotional response – Read the full article…

Situating Medicine: New Directions (Conference, Warwick, 5–6 June 2014)

‘Situating Medicine: New Directions’ Conference 5-6th June 2014 at the University of Warwick Since 2008, the Centre for the History of Medicine has focused on the task of ‘Situating Medicine’: addressing it as a discipline, a set of practices, an object of study, and a force in the world. This conference, celebrating and extending our Read the full article…

Infant Feeding: Nurture and Nourishment (CfP, Seminar Series, Oxford University, Autumn 2014)

Infant Feeding: Nurture and Nourishment Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group Seminars Oxford University Michaelmas/Autumn Term 2014 Infant feeding has become an increasingly important area for research, with public health discourses underscoring declining breastfeeding rates, the dangers of colostrum avoidance early supplementary feeding and commerciogenic malnutrition. This seminar series will bring together ethnographic and historical case Read the full article…

Robert Burns and medicine: Exploring links between physical illness, mental disorder and creativity (Symposium, Glasgow, 29 May 2014)

Robert Burns and medicine: Exploring links between physical illness, mental disorder and creativity 29 May 2014 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow 232-242 St Vincent Street, Glasgow G2 5RJ The intention of the day is to establish research trajectories in two main areas: a historico-cultural view of ‘Burns and the Medical Profession’; and Read the full article…

‘The Cullen Project’: The Consultation Letters of Dr William Cullen (1710-1790)

‘The Cullen Project’ is an AHRC-funded collaboration between the School of Critical Studies (English Literature) at the University of Glasgow and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE). William Cullen was one of the most eminent physicians of his day. He rose to international fame as the leading figure in Edinburgh University medical school Read the full article…

Pushing Boundaries: New Horizons for Regional Medical Humanities (Workshop, Bristol, 20 May 2014)

There are fewer than 20 places of 80 remaining on this regional medical humanities workshop in Bristol, funded by the Wellcome Trust (including travel grants, please enquire) – now open, first come first served! Anyone who works broadly in the medical humanities, in or about the South West and Wales are encouraged to come along Read the full article…

Medical Confidentiality and Privacy: Past, Present and Future (Seminar, Glasgow, 25-26 April 2014)

This symposium brings together a range of speakers, from around the UK and abroad, to consider different perspectives on medical confidentiality and privacy. The meeting has been designed to enhance understanding of both contemporary areas of concern and debate, and of how relevant issues have evolved over time and within different socio-legal contexts. In doing Read the full article…