Institute of Medical Ethics Summer Conference (CfA, Liverpool, 15-16 June 2017)

The Institute of Medical Ethics invites abstracts for its forthcoming conference in Liverpool on 15 – 16 June 2017. The conference is a two-day event, designed to give opportunities for academics, clinicians and students involved in biomedical ethics research and the medical humanities to present their current work. The conference organizers welcome submissions from a Read the full article…

Prolonging life – we’re good at that! Arthur Schnitzler’s Professor Bernhardi (Performance, Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Cambridge, 28 & 29 October 2016)

The hard-edged comedy Professor Bernhardi (1912), by the great Austrian Modernist doctor-writer, Arthur Schnitzler, will be staged in the Anatomy Lecture Theatre on Cambridge University’s Downing site. An unlikely comedy, Professor Bernhardi tells the story of a Jewish doctor who prevents a Catholic priest from giving the last rites to a patient who is unaware Read the full article…

‘The Children Act’ reviewed by Vivek Santayana

‘The Children Act’ by Ian McEwan (Vintage, 2014) A number of Ian McEwan’s previous novels have touched upon issues surrounding medicine and medical ethics, such as euthanasia in Amsterdam (1998) or the life of a successful neurosurgeon and the representation of Huntington’s disease in Saturday (2005). His most recent novel, The Children Act (2014), is Read the full article…

Giving a Voice to African Thought in Medical Research Ethics (CfP, Conference, South Africa, 3-5 Dec 2015)

Call for Papers for a Conference on the Theme: ‘Giving a Voice to African Thought in Medical Research Ethics’. 3 – 5 December 2015 Phillip V Tobias Health Sciences Building, University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa. Jointly hosted by the Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and the Philosophy Department, Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘The Right to Bodily Integrity’ edited by A. M. Viens

The Centre for Medical Humanities has been granted a review copy of ‘The Right to Bodily Integrity‘ edited by A. M. Viens (Ashgate, 2014). We are seeking an experienced and thorough reviewer to scrutinise the range of issues presented in this reference book, and it may be particularly well suited to academics with an interest in medical Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Machine Medical Ethics’ by Simon van Rysewyk and Matthijs Pontier

We are delighted to offer Simon van Rysewyk and Matthijs Pontier‘s progressive new book ‘Machine Medical Ethics’ for review (Springer, 2015). Expressions of interest are welcome from all angles of the medical humanities, and may be of particular interest to those working at the intersection of medical ethics and clinical innovation. The essays in this book, Read the full article…

Cyborg-Ethics Film Festival (Edinburgh, 22 – 24 Nov 2013)

Cyborg-Ethics Film Festival | Filmhouse, Edinburgh | 22 – 24 Nov 2013 How far can human beings go, when replacing their body parts with that of machines, before they become cyborgs? Will humanity eventually become obsolete? Should individuals download themselves into their computers before they die? What would these new developments mean for their identity? Read the full article…

Designer Vaginas and the ethics of labia surgery (British Science Festival Event, 10 September, Newcastle)

Tuesday 10th September, 6pm-8pm Tyneside Cinema, 10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6QG Map As part of the British Science Festival, this event explores the ethics of plastic surgery in the UK, with particular focus on the increasing trend for women to undergo labia surgery (labiaplasty) to neaten the appearance of their genitals. Centrefold Read the full article…

Machine Medical Ethics (Call for Chapters, Edited Collection, 2014)

Call for Chapters: Machine Medical Ethics, Edited Collection, 2014 You are warmly invited to submit your research chapter for possible inclusion in an edited collection entitled Machine Medical Ethics. The collection editors are Dr. Matthijs Pontier and Simon van Rysewyk. The target publication date is 2014. Target publisher: Oxford University Press. The new field of Read the full article…

Brocher Foundation: Call for Workshop & Symposium Proposals [including Medical Humanities] 2014

CALL FOR PROPOSALS  WORKSHOPS & SYMPOSIA IN 2014 Ed: Please note: Medical Humanities is one of the areas specifically mentioned! For full details of this call, click here. The Brocher Foundation offers to researchers the opportunity to organize a one and a half day multidisciplinary symposium or a two, three or four day multidisciplinary workshop Read the full article…