6th International Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable (Conference, University of Bristol, 11-12 August 2015)

Registration is open for the 6th International Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable. This two-day conference will be hosted at the University of Bristol, and is sponsored by the Wellcome Trust. The conference will continue a series of philosophy of medicine meetings and the keynote speakers are Rachel Cooper (Lancaster) and Trish Greenhalgh (Oxford). Scientific committee: Rachel Read the full article…

Cardiff Launch of Drawing Out Obstetric Fistula project

We are proud to announce the Cardiff  launch of the Drawing Out Obstetric Fistula project in Cardiff with an exhibition of new work by Jac Saorsa throughout August this year. The project had its London preview last month at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in Regents Park, and the work will be touring Read the full article…

Birkbeck Medical Humanities reading group (Keynes Library, 27 May 2015)

The Birkbeck Medical Humanities reading group aims to create a space in which academics, clinicians and students can come together to explore key readings, ideas and materials in the field of medical humanities. Our endeavour is to find ways of talking across the different disciplines of the humanities and medicine, and we welcome participation from Read the full article…

The Lumen (Online launch)

The Lumen magazine has launched its online presence. For more details, click here. To read Issue One – click here. The Lumen is a magazine for new literature and visual art dealing with the themes of illness, medicine and healthcare. It aims to explore the texture, depth and diversity of the personal experience of medicine, Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘The Female Suffering Body: Illness and Disability in Modern Arabic Literature’ by Abir Hamdar

We are pleased to offer for review ‘The Female Suffering Body: Illness and Disability in Modern Arabic Literature‘ (Syracuse University Press, 2014) by Durham University’s very own Dr Abir Hamdar. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. ‘Although there is a history of rich, complex, and variegated representations of female illness in Read the full article…

Introducing Chalkie’s Demon Diary: Mike White’s occasional rants & reflections during the progress of his illness

On 3/2/15 it gets written that ‘Chalkie’ is Mike White, erstwhile arts and health agent for the Centre for Medical Humanities at Durham University and abiding research fellow of St. Chad’s College. He has also been to some degree responsible for delivering the Angel of the North to Tyneside and for steering the development of Read the full article…

Virginia Woolf and Illness (CfP, Virginia Woolf Miscellany)

CFP Virginia Woolf Miscellany Issue #90, Fall 2016 Special Topic: Woolf and Illness Submissions due: 31 March 2016 Virginia Woolf’s 1926 essay “On Being Ill” questions why illness has failed to feature as a prime theme of literature, alongside love, battle, and jealousy. This issue of VWM seeks contributions on Woolf’s exploration of illness in Read the full article…

6th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable Understanding Disease and Illness (CfP, Conference, Bristol, 10-11 August 2015)

6th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable Understanding Disease and Illness August 10-11, 2015 University of Bristol Keynote speakers: Rachel Cooper (Lancaster) and Trish Greenhalgh (Oxford). This two-day conference continues a series of philosophy of medicine meetings at University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2005 and 2008, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, in 2009, the University of the Basque Read the full article…

6th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable Understanding Disease and Illness (CfP, Conference, Bristol, Aug 10-11 2015)

6th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable Understanding Disease and Illness August 10-11, 2015 University of Bristol Keynote speakers: Rachel Cooper (Lancaster) and Trish Greenhalgh (Oxford). This two-day conference continues a series of philosophy of medicine meetings at University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2005 and 2008, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, in 2009, the University of the Basque Read the full article…

Illness begins with “I” – Jac Saorsa (Exhibition, The Broadway Drawing School Gallery, Cardiff, until 2 Nov 2014)

Illness begins with “I” Jac Saorsa The Broadway Drawing school Gallery, Cardiff 24th Oct. – 2nd Nov. 2014 Illness begins with “I” is about visualising the experience of illness through a creative act of witness – the ‘art of witness’. These are ‘portraits’ of the individual experience of levels of ‘dis-ease’ that can become so much Read the full article…