Interdisciplinarity – facilitated serendipity?

post provided by Jane Johnson, PhD student Supported by the Wellcome Trust, the workshop The Practice, Benefits and Challenges of Interdisciplinarity hosted by the Centre for Medical Humanities at Durham University was hugely thought provoking. Having read a literature review on the subject plus the recommended pre-course texts, I was somewhat relieved by Callard and Read the full article…

‘Trauma’ (CfS, The Lumen, 4 December, 2015)

The Lumen is an annual Edinburgh University new writing and arts journal of the mutual dialogue between medicine, the arts and the humanities. We hope to foster creative and critical discourse on the personal experience of illness and healthcare. The Lumen will provide a space for the expression of the deeply personal narratives of the Read the full article…

Pain: An Interdisciplinary Conference (University at Bufffalo, SUNY, Oct. 8-10, 2015)

Pain has always constituted a central human experience. Yet recently the stakes involved in discussions of pain have become particularly high. We can see this in recent debates about torture, war, and the death penalty; discussions of the politics of representing, historicizing, and describing pain; changes in medical and alternative approaches to both chronic and Read the full article…