Food pleasure, altered eating and well-being (Seminar, Gala Theatre Durham, 14th September 2016)

Eating is undoubtedly one of life’s great pleasures. Yet it is denied many people living with long-term eating difficulties as a result of illness, treatment or life-course transitions. This seminar reports on new research on “altered eating”, and the ‘science of deliciousness’. The seminar will include audience participation to examine flavour and taste.  Via film and Read the full article…

Rethinking Sexology: Post-doctoral and doctoral funding opportunities at the University of Exeter

“Rethinking Sexology – The Cross-Disciplinary Invention of Sexuality: Sexual Science Beyond the Medical, 1890-1940” This major five-year Wellcome Trust-funded Joint Investigator Award project (2015-2020), led by Professor Kate Fisher (History) and Jana Funke (English) at the University of Exeter, seeks to reconsider the emergence of the scientific study of human sexuality in the late nineteenth- Read the full article…

‘The Practice, Benefits and Challenges of Interdisciplinarity: for postgraduate researchers’ (CfA, Durham University, June 22-23 2016)

New extended deadline – June 8th, 2016 You are invited to take part in a two day workshop on the experience of interdisciplinary team working.  The workshop will take place from lunchtime on Wednesday 22nd June to lunchtime on Thursday 23rd June at Durham University.  It will be hosted by staff from Durham University’s Centre Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Situated Intervention: Sociological Experiments in Health Care’ by Teun Zuiderent-Jerak

We are pleased to offer for review ‘Situated Intervention: Sociological Experiments in Health Care‘ by Teun Zuiderent-Jerak (The MIT Press, 2015). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities.  In this book, Teun Zuiderent-Jerak considers how the direct involvement of social scientists in the practices they study can lead to the production of Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Rethinking Interdisciplinarity across the Social Sciences and Neurosciences’ by Felicity Callard and Des Fitzgerald

We are pleased to offer for review ‘Rethinking Interdisciplinarity across the Social Sciences and Neurosciences‘ by Felicity Callard and Des Fitzgerald (Palgrave, 2015). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. This book offers a provocative account of interdisciplinary research across the neurosciences, social sciences and humanities. Setting itself against standard accounts of interdisciplinary ‘integration,’ Read the full article…

‘Breathing in context: historical and cross-cultural perspectives on breath’ (Symposium, Durham University, 8-9 March 2016)

Tue 8 March @ 11:00 am – Wed 9 March @ 4:00 pm Joachim Room, College of St Hild & St Bede, Durham Breath, a physiological universal, is uniquely both an automatic and controllable process at different times; it is also a subjective experience, an elaborated technique, and a fundamental part of knowledge systems and world Read the full article…

Hubbub Seminar sponsored by Geographies of Health & Wellbeing / Centre for Medical Humanities (18 November 2015)

GoHWell, Hubbub, Centre for Medical Humanities Seminar November 18th, 2015 W007, Main Geography Building Members of Hubbub will be joining with colleagues in Durham’s Department of Geography and Centre for Medical Humanities to share details of research carried out by the group in the first year of its residency in The Hub at Wellcome Collection, as well Hubbub’s Read the full article…

“Rethinking Interdisciplinarity across the Social Sciences and Neurosciences”: Open Access Book by Felicity Callard and Des Fitzgerald published today

Rethinking Interdisciplinarity across the Social Sciences and Neurosciences, co-authored by Felicity Callard (member of Durham’s Centre for Medical Humanities (CMH) and Department of Geography) and Des Fitzgerald (Lecturer in Sociology, Cardiff University; the book was written while Des was an affiliate of the Centre for Medical Humanities) offers a provocative account of interdisciplinary research across Read the full article…

The Social Life of an Archive – Dori Beeler on methodological encounters

Dori Beeler, CMH Affiliate, writes: As a medical anthropologist, my research focus has been on the subjective experiences, identity and construction of meaning for individuals and groups with respect to health and well-being. The product of that research has been ethnographic writing that is based upon what was heard in the field, rather than for instance, what Read the full article…

Interdisciplinary collaboration in action: New research from Hubbub

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to announce the publication today of Interdisciplinary collaboration in action: tracking the signal, tracing the noise. The research, published by Palgrave Communications, was led by Felicity Callard, Director of Hubbub (The Hub at Wellcome Collection) and Reader in Social Science for Medical Humanities at Durham University, with key Read the full article…