After Rymsdyk: drawing in Glasgow University Anatomy Museum by Jac Saorsa, Research Fellow at Glasgow University Medical Humanities Research Centre

I am here in Glasgow working on a paper in which I hope will put the Drawing Women’s Cancer project into historical and philosophical context. All of the work up to now on the project has been directly concerned with the here and now – with the experiences of women in the present, and this Read the full article…

An Invitation to the Launch of Working Knowledge, Wellcome Trust, London, 19 February 2015, 4.30pm

Interdisciplinary research: intermittently theorised, increasingly funded and frequently valorised. But how is it actually done? Hearing the Voice and the Wellcome Trust invite you to the launch of a new collection of accessible and user-friendly resources dedicated to the practical ins and outs of interdisciplinary research. Thursday 19th February 2015 16.30-19.00 Wellcome Trust 215 Euston Read the full article…

Investigating Interdisciplinary Practice: Methodological Challenges (Workshop, Helsinki, 15-17 June 2015)

Investigating Interdisciplinary Practice: Methodological Challenges Workshop: 15-17 June 2015 | Helsinki (Finland) Academy of Finland Center of Excellence in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences (TINT) University of Helsinki Call for Papers Interdisciplinarity is one of the most prominent ideas driving science policy today. It is applied widely as a conception of what particularly creative Read the full article…

Time’s Urgency (CfP, The International Society for the Study of Time Sixteenth Triennial Conference, Edinburgh 26 June – 2 July 2016)

The International Society for the Study of Time Sixteenth Triennial Conference Time’s Urgency 26 June to 2 July 2016, University of Edinburgh, Scotland UK The International Society for the Study of Time (ISST) seeks proposals for presentations at its 2016 conference at the University of Edinburgh, on the theme of Time’s Urgency. Proposals (300 words) are Read the full article…

Drawing Out Obstetric Fistula: art and medicine research

I am now in Tanzania based at CCBRT in Dar es Salaam. We are exploring the potential of   art and narrative, both verbal and visual, to raise awareness of the huge problem in Africa of obstetric fistula. My blogsite for more information is: http://drawingof.wordpress.com/artists-blog/ I hope that this work will be of interest and any 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…

New Generations: Using our inheritance wisely

Following the latest New Generations workshop in Durham University’s Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) on September 25th 2014, New Generations Programme member Ben writes: New Generations: Using our inheritance wisely by Ben Kasstan   The CMH New Generations programme is a pioneering initiative to gather emerging thinkers who are linked with the medical humanities – a discipline formed of a fluid but Read the full article…

“Towards Neuro-Social Science: The Politics and Pragmatics of Collaboration” (Symposium, 11 December 2014, London)

“Towards Neuro-Social Science: The Politics and Pragmatics of Collaboration”: Neuroscience & Society Network Symposium When: Thursday December 11th, 9 1m-5 pm Where: Room 1.71, Franklin Wilkins Building, Waterloo Campus, King’s College London The more we experiment on and with the human brain and nervous system, the more we realize that our neurobiological inheritances are bound up with cultural, Read the full article…

This House Believes that there is Nothing New Under the Sun (IAS Debate, Durham, 12 October 2014)

The IAS Debate: This House Believes that there is Nothing New Under the Sun Sunday 12th October 12.30pm, Durham Town Hall, Market Place, Durham Can truly new ideas and practices emerge? Or does history simply repeat itself in different forms? Are the evolutionary and physical processes we observe just the logical outcome of development and Read the full article…

Birth: personal stories to population policies (Conference, Leeds, 18-19 Sept 2014)

This two-day conference, organised by the School of History’s Health, Medicine and Society research group, brings together those interested in the history of birth, fertility, sexuality, demography and family life, from the medieval period to the present day, and in cultures across the world. The conference aims to situate birth in the contexts of family Read the full article…