Performing Migratory Identity: Performance Research on Displacement, Belonging and Auto/Bio and Participatory Biography (Workshop, Durham University, 30 October 2015)

Counterpoints Arts’ Learning Lab in partnership with the Centre for Sex, Gender and Sexualities, University of Durham, the Performing Arts, University of Northumbria, Platforma Arts + Refugee Network and The Forge,  reflects on the performance, film and installation work of London-based artist and researcher, Natasha Davis. 30th October 2015, 13:00 to 17:00, Lindisfarne Centre, St Read the full article…

Death and Identity in Scotland from the Medieval to the Modern (CfP, University of Edinburgh, 29-31 January 2016)

This is the third in a series of conferences that aims to accelerate interest and research into Scottish death studies. The theme for 2016 is death and identity. Papers are invited to explore this subject within any period from the medieval into the modern day from any disciplinary perspective. Established research and work-in-progress welcomed. Plenary Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Love, Money, and HIV: Becoming a Modern African Woman in the Age of AIDS’ by Sanyu A. Mojola

We are thrilled to offer Sanyu A. Mojola‘s new book ‘Love, Money, and HIV’ (University of California Press, 2014) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from all angles of the medical humanities, and may be of particular interest to those working at the intersection of gender, health and identity.  ‘How do modern women in developing countries Read the full article…

Three PhD studentships at Medical Humanities Sheffield

Medical Humanities Sheffield is pleased to offer an exciting opportunity to apply for three PhD studentships in a linked network studying the impacts of disease on personal identity, and the roles of shame and stigma. Concepts of shame and stigma have shaped our responses to disease throughout history, whether the diseases themselves are associated with Read the full article…

Life with Dementia: Relations (CfP, Conference, Sweden, 15-17 October 2014)

Life with Dementia: Relations Centre for Dementia Research Linköping University Norrköping, Sweden 15-17 October, 2014 The aim of the international conference LIFE WITH DEMENTIA: RELATIONS is to bring together scholars from a broad range of disciplines and fields of research, approaching dementia from theoretical as well as empirical perspectives. We welcome abstracts addressing one or Read the full article…

An Audience with Rose Barbour (Seminar, Wolfson Research Institute, Durham University Queen’s Campus, 5th March 2014)

Rosaline (Rose) Barbour, Professor of Health Care at the Open University (UK), is a medical sociologist, whose research career has covered a wide variety of topics located at the intersection of the clinical and the social. Her theoretical interests centre on the links between identity and agency, and social and cultural capital. Reflecting her conviction Read the full article…

Ordinary Wars: Transition, Weddings, Wives, Choreography and Research

Elizabeth Sharp, Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Studies at Texas Tech University and Honorary Fellow, Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University, writes: In November 2012, I had the pleasure of participating in the Times of Transition Workshop, sponsored by the Centre for Medical Humanities and the Institute of Advanced Study. I spoke about timing Read the full article…

Affect, memory, and the transmission of trauma (CFP, Conference, London, 15 March 2013)

Call For Papers: Affect, memory, and the transmission of trauma 15 March 2013 Goldsmiths College, London Keynote speakers: Professor Valerie Walkerdine, Cardiff University and Dr. Lisa Blackman, Goldsmiths College This interdisciplinary conference explores the connections between affect, memory, and trauma, and examines their crucial role in how we construct our individual and collective identities. We aspire to Read the full article…

Voices On Identity, Childhood, Ethics and Stimulants: Children join the debate (VOICES study final report & animated film)

Voices On Identity, Childhood, Ethics and Stimulants: Children join the debate is a Wellcome Trust-funded research project that sheds fresh light on children’s experiences with ADHD diagnosis and stimulant drug treatments. It is led by Dr Ilina Singh, Reader in Bioethics & Society at the Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine and Institute of Psychiatry Read the full article…