CMH Publications

‘Recovery’ in mental health: who judges, on what grounds, with what evidence, and which arguments?

The medical humanities have contributed greatly to research that addresses – conceptually, historically and empirically – whose perspective(s) are (and should be) privileged when judging the contours of illness and health. One research arena in which these questions currently have particular salience and urgency is that of research on ‘recovery’ Read more…

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Call for Papers

GeoHumanities & Health (CfP, Annual Meeting, Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, April 9-13)

Call for papers for session(s) on GeoHumanities & Health, AAG, Los Angeles, April 2013 Organized by: Professor Sarah Atkinson and Dr Felicity Callard This session calls for papers both conceptual and empirical that explore the interface between the GeoHumanities and Health – the interface between geographical interests in health, illness and medicine Read more…

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Call for Papers

Health and Illness in Culture (CFP, Conference, Taipei Medical University (TMU), Taiwan 21 December 2012)

TMU Language and Culture Forum 2012: Health and Illness in Culture Taipei Medical University, Taiwan Friday, December 21, 2012 The “TMU Language and Culture Forum 2012: Health and Illness in Culture” invites a wide variety of topics related to representations of health and narratives in culture. Interdisciplinary proposals representing humanities Read more…

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Seminars and Lectures

‘Embracing Vulnerability: Reflections on Healing and Incurable Illness’ Prof S. Kay Toombs (Public Lecture, Bristol, 22 May 2012)

Royal Institute of Philosophy & UWE Applied Philosophy Research Group presents: Prof S. Kay Toombs (Baylor University) ‘Embracing Vulnerability: Reflections on Healing and Incurable Illness’ Date: Tuesday 22 May 2012 Venue: Waterside 3, The Watershed, 1 Canon’s Way, City Centre, Bristol Time: 18:00-19:30 Cost: Free Register via email to Havi Read more…

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Think Piece

Can illness make me a better person?

Ian Kidd writes: There is a long and venerable precedent for the claim that certain experiences of illness can be morally improving. A diversity of religious and philosophical figures, ranging from the Cynics and Stoics of ancient Greece through Augustine and Boethius to contemporary writers like Arthur Kleinman and Oliver Read more…

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Call for Papers

CFP – Making Sense of: Chronicity: A Health, Illness and Disease Project, Conference in Oxford September 2012

2nd Global Conference Making Sense of: Chronicity: A Health, Illness and Disease Project Thursday 30th August – Saturday 1st September 2012 Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom Call for Papers: This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary project aims to explore the processes by which we attempt to create meaning in chronic illness. The Read more…

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Arts in Health

Three October Arts in Health Events

Touching the Soul:  An Exhibition of the Arts: October 7th, 8th & 9th 2011, Sheffield This is an arts exhibition being staged at the Jessop West exhibition space to mark World Mental Health Day. All exhibits are produced by users of mental health services in Sheffield, and will include visual Read more…

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