Disability, Prostheses, and Patenting in Historical Perspective (Workshop, Leeds, 18-19 September 2014)

Disability, Prostheses, and Patenting in Historical Perspective An international and interdisciplinary workshop Leeds City Museum, Leeds, UK 18-19 September 2014 As part of the AHRC Research Network “Rethinking Patenting Cultures”, colleagues are invited to attend this two-day workshop on the history of patenting cultures with particular regard to disability and prostheses. This event will see Read the full article…

On Death and Dying: Human Animal Encounters (Workshop, Leeds, 13th May 2014)

The Leeds Centre for Medical Humanities, the Environmental Humanities Research Grouping, and the Workshop Theatre at the University of Leeds 13 May 2014, 7pm-9.30pm Studio 1, Workshop Theatre, School of English In the context of Dying Awareness Week, this event will be an opportunity to reflect on human and animal death; on how we die Read the full article…

Doctoral Studentship: ‘Representing Communities: Developing the Creative Power of People to Improve Health and Well-being’ at University of Leeds

A funding opportunity at the University of Leeds for someone wanting to do PhD research on how questions of community health and wellbeing interact with twentieth-century literary fictions. The doctoral researcher will conduct an in-depth study of health and wellbeing as they are conceptualised, contextualised and interrogated in contemporary (mid-late 20th and 21st century) British Read the full article…

Re-framing Disability: Portraits from the Royal College of Physicians (Study Day, Leeds, 19 January 2013)

On 19 January the Thackray Museum, Leeds, England, is hosting a day school in connection with the re-framing disability exhibition which is on display at the museum until the 27th January 2013. The exhibition comes from the Royal College of Physicians and looks at four centuries of hidden history, with responses from the disabled community Read the full article…