Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference (CfP Exeter, 20-21 July 2015)

Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference University of Exeter, 20-21 July 2015 Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Professor Stuart Murray, University of Leeds and Dr Roberta Bivins, University of Warwick Building on the success of last year’s Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference, this conference aims to bring together researchers from a variety of disciplines in a manner that reflects the Read the full article…

Book Announcement: Performance, Madness and Psychiatry

Anna Harpin & Juliet Foster, eds., Performance, Madness and Psychiatry: Isolated Acts (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) This exciting collection of interdisciplinary essays explores the complex area of madness and performance. The book spans from the 18th century to the present and unearths the overlooked history of theatre and performance in, and about, psychiatric asylums and hospitals. Read the full article…

A History of Distributed Cognition (CfP, Interdisciplinary Workshop Series)

A History of Distributed Cognition: Interdisciplinary Workshop Series) In philosophy and cognitive science a range of recent theories argue that the mind is not just brain-based but is distributed across the brain, body and world. This workshop series, part of a larger, AHRC-funded project, explores the historical expression of related notions of the mind as Read the full article…

Out of the reach of children? Adolescent health and medicine use in Africa – Kate Hampshire (Public Lecture, York, 1 October 2014)

You are warmly invited to a public lecture by Dr Kate Hampshire (Durham University): ‘Out of the reach of children? Adolescent health and medicine use in Africa’, which takes place Wednesday 1st October in the Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building, University of York, starting at 6:00​pm​. “Adolescents across the world face a number of serious health challenges, particularly in the areas Read the full article…

Medical Humanities Seminar Series – Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (2014-5)

All lectures are open to the public and CPD is available for clinical practitioners. The programme for the coming academic year is as follows: Tuesday, 30 September 2014 | 16:00 | Trinity Long Room Hub Representing Posthuman Embodiment: Considering Disability and the Case of Aimee Mullins A lecture by Dr Luna Dolezal (Department of Philosophy, Read the full article…

Gartnavel Royal Hospital & the History of Scottish Psychiatry (Symposium, Glasgow, 15 November 2014)

Gartnavel Royal Hospital and the History of Scottish Psychiatry A Day Symposium to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the founding of Gartnavel Royal Hospital will be held on Saturday, 15th November, 2014, at Cancer Support Scotland, The Calman Centre, Gartnavel Campus Programme 9.30 – 10.00          Registration and Coffee 10.00 – 10.40        Professor Chris Philo (University of Glasgow) Historical Geographies of Read the full article…

The Subject of Addiction: Culture & Clinic (Conference, Nottingham, 8-9 September 2014)

The Subject of Addiction: Culture and Clinic The Centre for Critical Theory, University of Nottingham This conference is taking place at the University of Nottingham on the 8th and 9th of September 2014. This interdisciplinary event brings together critical and cultural theorists with clinical practitioners in order to interrogate contemporary addiction discourse, whether in governmental policy, psychiatric Read the full article…

International Perspectives on Science, Culture & Society (Book Series, Pickering & Chatto)

Fern Elsdon-Baker (Coventry University), Salman Hameed (Hampshire College) and Ignacio Silva (University of Oxford) are actively seeking proposals for innovative monographs and essay collections for their series: International Perspectives on Science, Culture and Society. This series brings together insights from historians, philosophers and social scientists and seeks to build an understanding of the social and cultural context of Read the full article…

CALL FOR PAPERSOral Histories of Science, Technology and MedicineThe Annual Conference of the Oral History Society in conjunction with Royal Holloway University of London and the Oral History of British Science at the British Library, with support from the Wellcome TrustVenue: Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX, UKDate: Friday 10th- Saturday 11th Read the full article…