Conferences and Symposiums

Traumatextualities: Trauma in the clinical, arts and humanities contexts (3rd IHH Conference, Nottingham University, 5-7 September 2014)

3rd International Health Humanities Network Conference Traumatextualities: Trauma in the clinical, arts and humanities contexts 5th – 7th September 2014, University of Nottingham Following the huge success of the 2010 and 2012 IHHN conferences in Nottingham and New Jersey (USA), Nottingham Health Humanities and the ICSPCRR (International Consortium for the Read more…

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Announcements

Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine: New Book Series Announced

Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine Edited by Sharon Ruston, Alice Jenkins, and Catherine Belling Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine is an exciting new series that focuses on one of the most vibrant and interdisciplinary areas in literary studies: the intersection of literature, science and medicine. Comprised Read more…

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Think Piece

Experiencing Metaphor: A Medieval Headache

Experiencing Metaphor: A Medieval Headache  by Jamie McKinstry, Durham University, was first published in Volume 6.1 of the open access medical humanities journal Hektoen International. “Metaphors have been used extensively in medicine to describe patients, illustrate diseases, and educate students.1 By comparing unlike things that have something in common, they enhance Read more…

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Research Collaborations

Reading Group on the Pseudo/Sciences of the Long Nineteenth Century (Newcastle, 20 January 2014)

In what ways did reading character off the skull in phrenology contribute to the birth of neuropsychology? How was the spectacle of the trance in mesmerism linked to the emergence of electricity, magnetism and psychoanalysis? What were the connections between the spiritualist seance, the telegraph and the telephone? These are Read more…

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PhD Studentships

PhD Studentship – Community health and wellbeing in contemporary British fiction and culture – University of Leeds

A fully funded PhD studentship, to start in February, as part of an AHRC-ESRC funded project under the Connected Communities research programme has just been announced. Full details are available here. The student will work on a topic entitled ‘Community health and wellbeing in contemporary British fiction and culture’, and Read more…

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Call for Papers

Medievalism and the Medical Humanities (CfP, Special Issue of postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies)

Contributions are invited for a special issue of postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies entitled ‘Medievalism and the Medical Humanities’. The issue will be published in the summer of 2017 and will be edited by Dr Jamie McKinstry and Professor Corinne Saunders. The editors invite essays that explore, through Read more…

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Centre for Medical Humanities