Research Collaborations

London Interdisciplinary Discussion Group: Transplantation (25 June, King’s College London)

London Interdisciplinary Discussion Group Transplantation 25th June 2012, 5-7pm K3.11 Raked Lecture Theatre, King’s College London, Strand. At our next meeting we will be discussing transplantation. Our speakers will be Paul Craddock, Adam Ferner and Refik Gökmen. As usual, their presentations will be followed by an hour of general discussion. Read more…

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Seminars and Lectures

Nomadic concepts in the social sciences (Seminar, 15-16 June 2012, Newcastle University)

‘Nomadic concepts in the social sciences’ 15-16 June 2012 School of Historical Studies, Newcastle University Project leader: Prof. Olivier Christin (Neuchâtel) Host: Dr Luc Racaut (Newcastle). Many expressions that designate social groups, ideologies, chronological markers or simply summarize the organization of the contemporary world seem perfectly natural and without ambiguity Read more…

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Call for Papers

Regulating Emotions: Contemporary Understandings and Interdisciplinary Perspectives (CFP, Conference, Limerick, May 2012)

The University of Limerick Research Cluster in Emotions in Society is delighted to announce that it will host an interdisciplinary conference on the theme of “Regulating Emotions: Contemporary Understandings and Interdisciplinary Perspectives” on the 30th of April and 1st of May 2012 at the University of Limerick. The conference is Read more…

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Call for Papers

Knowing and Not Knowing: Thinking psychosocially about learning and resistance to learning (CFP, Conference, London, December 2012)

5th Psychosocial Studies Network Conference Knowing and Not Knowing: Thinking psychosocially about learning and resistance to learning The Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th December 2012 Psychosocial Studies is a burgeoning, interdisciplinary area of research, teaching and professional practice, exploring the relation 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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Think Piece

Literature and Science – Simon James reflects on Mechanical Diggers, Scalpels, Spades and the flow of ideas between ‘the two cultures’

“It is a curious paradox…that when writers in the Arts and Humanities incorporate science into their work, sometimes they fail to apply the same combination of rigour and scepticism that we bring to history, philosophy or aesthetic artefacts in our own disciplines. A scientific ‘fact’ can become an idée fixe Read more…

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Conference Review

Putting “Theory into Practice” – Reflecting on the Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland Workshop 2

Cheryl McGeachan, Phd Candidate at the University of Glasgow, writes: Recently, the Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland held its second workshop event at the University of Edinburgh, entitled “Theory into Practice”. Following on from the first workshop event at the University of Glasgow, entitled “Why Historicise?”, this workshop sought to investigate Read more…

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