Personification Across Disciplines *extended deadline* (CfP, Durham, 17-19 September 2018)

‘Personification Across Disciplines’ is a 3-day conference organised by Hearing the Voice. Confirmed Keynotes include H. Porter Abbott (University of California, Santa Barbara) Guillaume Dumas (Institut Pasteur), Nev Jones (University of South Florida), Tanya Luhrmann (Stanford University) and Marjorie Taylor (University of Oregon). The Organising Committee comprises Marco Bernini (chair), Ben Alderson-Day, Felicity Deamer, Peter Garratt, Read the full article…

Personification Across Disciplines (CfP, Durham, 17-19 September 2018)

Personification Across Disciplines (PAD 2018) is a 3-day interdisciplinary conference organised by Hearing the Voice and funded by the Wellcome Trust. It will take place at Durham University on 17-19 September 2018. Humans have a flair for attributing intentions, traits, agency, emotions and mental states to beings or things – either real or imagined. Whether anthropomorphising natural Read the full article…

Anti-biosis? – Interdisciplinary Approaches to Microbe-Human Relations (CfP, Palgrave Communications)

Palgrave Communications – the multidisciplinary, open access journal published by Palgrave Macmillan – is currently inviting article proposals and full papers for a new research article collection. ‘Anti-biosis? – Interdisciplinary Approaches to Microbe-Human Relations’ will be edited by Professor Steve Hinchliffe (University of Exeter, UK), Professor Clare Chandler (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Read the full article…

Worlding the Brain (CfP, Amsterdam, 2-4 November 2017)

Following the success of Worlding the Brain 2016, we continue this series of multi-disciplinary encounters of science, art and the humanities with an international conference on the themes of Affect, Care and Engagement in November 2017 in Amsterdam. Confirmed key note speakers are Vittorio Gallese, Felicity Callard and Alva Noë. This event is intended to explore Read the full article…

Interdisciplinarity in Practice: Medical Humanities Research Workshop for PGRs (Workshop, Leeds, 7 September 2017)

We warmly invite participants for a one-day workshop addressing the scholarly challenges and collaborative opportunities surrounding postgraduate research in the medical humanities. Increasing numbers of postgraduate students from a wide range of disciplines are undertaking work on human health, wellbeing, disease, and the body that entails interdisciplinary approaches. Conducting PhD research across disciplinary boundaries offers Read the full article…

Molecules and Models: Seeing Structures (CfP, Durham University, 21-22 November 2017)

This two-day workshop is organised by Durham University’s Centre for Visual Arts and Culture (CVAC) as part of the Institute of Advanced Study Theme for 2017/18 – Structure. It will run from the afternoon of Nov 21st until lunchtime on Nov 22nd  in Kenworthy Hall, St Mary’s College, Durham University. Call for Papers We invite proposals for Read the full article…

Medicine and the Senses (CfP, Symposium, Leeds, 01 June 2017)

The Leeds Centre for Medical Humanities is organising a one-day interdisciplinary symposium to inspire debate on the role and significance of the senses within medicine. Abstracts are welcome from a wide range of disciplines. The value of the senses as an aid to diagnosis is demonstrated throughout the history of medicine. However, advances in digital Read the full article…

Too Much Medicine: Exploring the Relevance of the Philosophy of Medicine to Medical Research and Practice (CfP, University of Oxford, 19-20 April 2017)

This cross-disciplinary conference will explore the emerging problem of ‘too much medicine’ (TMM) including overdiagnosis and overtreatment. TMM is likely to benefit from an interdisciplinary perspective for several reasons. One cause of TMM is arguably ‘disease mongering’ where for example risk factors are interpreted as diseases and treated as such. This is related to the Read the full article…

‘Rethinking Interdisciplinarity across the Social Sciences and Neurosciences’ reviewed by Dr Svetlana Sholokhova

Rethinking Interdisciplinarity across the Social Sciences and Neurosciences by Felicity Callard & Des Fitzgerald (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) Where to begin when you decide to pursue an interdisciplinary research project? How do you put together an interdisciplinary working group? What kinds of difficulties should you expect to encounter? Where does the desire to engage in interdisciplinary work come Read the full article…

Concepts of Disease – Dysfunction, Responsibility and Sin (Call for Posters, Oxford, 11 January 2017)

This conference, organised by the Healthcare Values Partnership at Oxford University, aims to explore the understanding of disease as an evolving concept of multi-disciplinary concern in medicine, the humanities, the social sciences, and law. In particular, the conference seeks to investigate the moral responsibilities or failures that are implied by present and emerging notions of Read the full article…