Brocher Foundation – Call for 2016 Fellowship Proposals in Medical Humanities

The Brocher Foundation offers visiting researchers the opportunity to come at the Brocher Centre in a peaceful park on the shores of Lake Geneva, to write a book, articles, an essay or a PhD thesis. The visiting positions are an occasion to meet other researchers from different disciplines and countries as well as experts from Read the full article…

Review of Visualising Illness at Birkbeck, November 14th -15th 2014, by Jac Saorsa

What is distinctive about the visual image as a means of communicating the experience of illness? As an artist working within the field of Medical Humanities this is a question that is very close to my creative heart so naturally I was very pleased to be invited to present at the Visualising Illness event, which Read the full article…

The Rise of Well-being in Public Health

The Rise of Well-being in Public Health GHH seminar at WHO Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen Report on the event from 7th November, 2014 Dr. Claudia Stein is the Director of the Division for Information, Evidence, Research and Innovation at the World Health Organisation’s Regional Office for Europe and she is a director with a Read the full article…

Fragile Subjects: Childhood in Literature, Arts and Medicine (CfP, Conference, Finland 19-20 August 2015)

Fragile Subjects: Childhood in Literature, Arts and Medicine August, 19-20, 2015, University of Turku, Finland Keynote speakers: Maria Nikolajeva, Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge; Sally Shuttleworth, Professor, Faculty of English Language and Literature and St Anne’s College University of Oxford; Valerie Walkerdine, Distinguished Research Professor, Cardiff University. Organizers: Research project “Fragile Subjects: Childhood Read the full article…

Hippocrates Electric: Invoking the ‘Father of Medicine’ in the 21st Century

Dr Jo Brown, Honorary Research Associate in Department of Classical Studies at the Open Univeristy, writes: Hippocrates, famously known in the Western medical tradition as the ‘father of medicine’, now has a firm presence on the health-conscious realms of the internet. In discussions on diets, medical history and ‘alternative’ medicine, his name is invoked to Read the full article…

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…