New Open Access Publication – The Development of Narrative Practices in Medicine c.1960–c.2000

A new volume from the Wellcome Witness to Contemporary Medicine series: ‘… if I have to explain to someone, like the anthropologist from Mars, what any of these words like compassion or whatever is, sooner or later I have to tell them a story.’ Professor Arthur Frank ‘I went back to read Freud’s case histories Read the full article…

Jane Macnaughton – ‘Scaling Up’ (Podcast from the Asssociation of Medical Humanities conference, 2013)

In this audio recording you will hear Jane Macnaughton give her keynote address at the Annual Association of Medical Humanities conference, held at the University of Aberdeen. If you have not yet read Will Viney’s review of the conference, this can be found here; it will give you a wider sense of conference’s ambitions and Read the full article…

King Lear in a Kelp Store: An Interdisciplinary Convivium on Papay Westray

Professor Jane Macnaughton writes: How was it that a group of ten philosophers, doctors, lawyers, a priest and an anthropologist, ended up playing Act 1 Scene 1 of King Lear in a renovated kelp (seaweed) store on the Island of Papa Westray, one of the most northerly of the Orkney Islands?  We were there by Read the full article…