‘Health Humanities’ reviewed by Dr Angela Woods

‘Health Humanities’ by Paul Crawford, Brian Brown, Charley Baker, Victoria Tischler, and Brian Abrams (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). Visions for the future of the field(s): Review of Health Humanities Evolution and emergence, the subsumed and the superordinate, death and genetic adaptation: nowhere is Health Humanities more animated than in its discussion of its relationship to the Read the full article…

Reconfiguring Human and Non-Human: Texts, Images and beyond (CfP, University of Jyväskylä, 29‒30 October, 2015)

In recent years, scholars of different fields have turned their gaze to the complex relations between humans and non-humans. Theorists and thinkers of ecocriticism, animal ethics, queer studies, disability studies and numerous other disciplines have challenged the humanist notions that place (certain kinds of) human beings above all the “other” creatures, with whom we share Read the full article…

‘Where does it hurt?’ Reviewed by Kyle W. West

Following our call for review, we have brought together multiple takes on a curious collection entitled ‘Where does it hurt?’. Commissioned by the Wellcome Trust (2014) and edited by John Holden, John Kieffer, John Newbigin, and Shelagh Wright, the collection explores the meanings and uses of the medical humanities. Kyle W. West offers his perspective here. Among the earliest lessons taught to students Read the full article…

‘Where does it hurt?’ reviewed by Dr Véronique Griffith

Following our call for review, we have brought together multiple takes on a curious collection entitled ‘Where does it hurt?’. Commissioned by the Wellcome Trust (2014) and edited by John Holden, John Kieffer, John Newbigin, and Shelagh Wright, the collection explores the meanings and uses of the medical humanities. Dr Véronique Griffith offers her perspective here. Where does it Hurt: Read the full article…

Cardiff Launch of Drawing Out Obstetric Fistula project

We are proud to announce the Cardiff  launch of the Drawing Out Obstetric Fistula project in Cardiff with an exhibition of new work by Jac Saorsa throughout August this year. The project had its London preview last month at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in Regents Park, and the work will be touring Read the full article…

Disgust (Conference, University of Kent, 29-30 May 2015)

Disgust 29-30 May 2015 University of Kent at Canterbury (Grimond Lecture Theatre 3) Skepsi’s Eighth Annual Interdisciplinary Conference Sponsored by the Kent Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (KIASH) and the School of European Culture and Languages (SECL) Disgust has received growing critical attention among researchers in fields as varied as literature, philosophy of art, biology, Read the full article…

Transdisciplinary Approaches to Cognitive Innovation (CfP, University of Plymouth, 9-11 September 2015)

The promise of cognitive innovation as a collaborative project in the sciences, arts and humanities is that we can approach creativity as a bootstrapping cognitive process in which the energies that shape the poem are necessarily indistinguishable from those that shape the poet. For the purposes of this conference the exploration of the idea of Read the full article…

Institute of Advanced Study Fellowships (CfA, Durham University, 5 June 2015)

The Institute of Advanced Study is a prestigious, ideas-based Institute bringing together some of the world’s finest researchers from all disciplines to examine themes of major intellectual, scientific, political and practical significance. Durham’s Institute of Advanced Study is distinctive in organising the core of its work around a rolling programme of thematic priorities. Annual themes Read the full article…

Theorizing the Body in Health and Medicine (CfP, Maastricht University, November 26-27, 2015)

An international and interdisciplinary workshop For most health and medical professionals “the body” functions as a taken for granted entry point for analyzing, imaging, screening, diagnosing, curing, caring, nursing, training, and feeding people. It is also often considered as different from, and even opposed to, “the psyche” which results in sharp distinctions between somatic and Read the full article…