Call for Review: ‘The Restless Compendium: Interdisciplinary Investigations of Rest and its Opposites’ by Felicity Callard, Kimberley Staines, and James Wilkes.

We are looking for an interdisciplinary researcher to review The Restless Compendium: Interdisciplinary Investigations of Rest and its Opposites (Callard, Staines, and Wilkes, 2016). Further information about the themes under study can be found at Palgrave.  This interdisciplinary book contains 22 essays and interventions on rest and restlessness, silence and noise, relaxation and work. It draws together approaches Read the full article…

Call for Review: ‘The Cognitive Humanities: Embodied Mind in Literature and Culture’ edited by Peter Garratt

We are delighted to offer The Cognitive Humanities: Embodied Mind in Literature and Culture (Garratt, 2016) for review. Further information about the themes under study and the contributing authors can be found at Palgrave Macmillan.  This book identifies the ‘cognitive humanities’ with new approaches to literature and culture that engage with recent theories of the embodied mind in cognitive science. Read the full article…

Three Doctoral Fellowships in Medicine and the Humanities (Call for applicants, Mainz, Germany)

As part of the German Research Foundation (DFG) funded research training group “Life Sciences, Life Writing: Experiences at the Boundaries of Human Life between Biomedical Explanation and Lived Experience” (GRK 2015/1), the University of Mainz and the Mainz University Clinic are jointly inviting applications for three doctoral fellowships. At the intersection of biomedicine, individual and Read the full article…

Medicine and the Arts: Humanising Healthcare (Course, University of Capetown, 29 February 2016)

University of Cape Town introduces the following; A free online course – Medicine and the Arts: Humanising Healthcare – from the University of Cape Town, which is offered through the online learning platform FutureLearn. Over six weeks, the course explores the intersection of health sciences, social sciences and the arts. Led by anthropologist Associate Professor Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Illness as many Narratives: Arts, Medicine and Culture’ by Stella Bolaki

The Centre is pleased to offer ‘Illness as many Narratives: Arts, Medicine and Culture‘ by Stella Bolaki (Edinburgh, 2016) for review. We are specifically looking for an academic in the medical humanities to review this book, which will sit alongside a review from a medical professional. Illness narratives have become a cultural phenomenon in the Western world Read the full article…

Cognitive Futures in the Humanities 2016 (CfP, University of Helsinki, 13-15 June 2016)

Organisers: Merja Polvinen Karin Kukkonen In cooperation with: Department of Modern Languages, University of Helsinki Federation of Finnish Learned Societies Confirmed plenary speakers: Peter Garratt (Durham) Pirjo Lyytikäinen (Helsinki) Anne Mangen (Stavanger) Jean-Marie Schaeffer (CNRS) Deirdre Wilson (UCL) Building on the conferences associated with the network Cognitive Futures in the Humanities in Bangor (2013), Durham Read the full article…

Durham CMH New Generations in Medical humanities member announced as BBC/AHRC New Generation Thinker 2015.

After two months of strictly embargoed silence, I am delighted to able to say that I have been announced as a BBC/AHRC New Generation Thinker for 2015. This means that over the next year and beyond, I, and nine other scholars from universities and institutions around the UK, will have chance to make programmes for Read the full article…

The Emerging Humanities: Strategies for the Future (CHI Workshop, Durham, 22 June 2015)

Centre for Humanities Innovation Durham workshop: The Emerging Humanities: Strategies for the Future. Monday 22nd June 2015, IAS Seminar Room & Meeting Room The Durham Centre for Humanities Innovation (CHI) was founded to foster intellectual creativity in scholarship and research; and to encourage the creation of new ideas, concepts, mental schemes, and other products of Read the full article…

Wellcome Trust Humanities and Social Science applicants’ workshop (Insight Institute Glasgow, 24 April, 2015)

If you, or any of your colleagues, are thinking of applying to the Wellcome Trust for funding in either its Humanities or Social Science streams, you may be interested in attending our applicants’ workshop.The workshop will be convened by Daniel O’Connor, Head of Medical Humanities at the Wellcome Trust, and will take place as follows: Read the full article…

Being Human Festival (CfP, University of London SAS, 12-22 November 2015)

The School of Advanced Study, in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the British Academy, is delighted to announce and invite participation in the second Being Human festival of the humanities. In 2014, Being Human featured 162 events organised by over 100 universities and cultural organisations across the country. In 2015, it is proud to return between Read the full article…