Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research Inaugural Congress

    The Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research (NNMHR) and Durham Centre for Medical Humanities are delighted to welcome presenters and delegates to the Inaugural NNMHR Congress, Thursday 14 and Friday 15 September 2017. The logic of the Congress is simple: it is an opportunity for people who are passionate or even simply curious Read the full article…

Trauma studies in the medical humanities (CfP, Conference, Durham University, 12-14 April 2018)

This interdisciplinary conference is envisioned as a forum for reflection on the current state of research on trauma within the medical humanities and on potentially fruitful directions for future exploration. It is organised by the Music Department and Centre for Medical Humanities at Durham University, with the financial support of the Wellcome Trust. Confirmed keynote speakers Read the full article…

Artificial Lives: Imagining Life (CfP, University of Sussex, November 2017)

This two-day conference is the first of an interdisciplinary series investigating developments in the arts and sciences responding to the manufacturing of being, and will feature keynote presentations from artist Paul Vanouse and Sherryl Vint of UCR. It will be held at the University of Sussex in late November 2017 (date to be confirmed). ‘Imagining Read the full article…

Frankenstein@200 Stanford Health Humanities Conference (CfP, conference, Stanford University, 20-22 April 2018)

The call for proposals for the International Health Humanities Consortium 2018 Frankenstein@200 Stanford Conference is now open. The conference is an event in the Medicine and the Muse programme at the Stanford School of Medicine. Submissions are encouraged from disciplines including, but not limited to: Arts and health Ethics Film and Theater Studies Health Professions Read the full article…

Pain and its Paradoxes (CfP, BMJ Medical Humanities Special Issue)

The BMJ has issued a call for abstracts for its forthcoming Special Issue of Medical Humanities on “Pain and its Paradoxes”. The deadline for abstract submissions is 01 August 2017. Pain is almost certainly the most common illness experience on the planet. Yet it is frequently treated poorly, and those who experience pain often endure Read the full article…

Inaugural Congress of Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research – registration closed (Conference, Durham, 14-15 September 2017)

The Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research (NNMHR) is delighted to welcome scholars, practitioners, health professionals, artists and health advocates to join us at Durham University for its inaugural Congress. This is an opportunity for people who are passionate or even simply curious about medical humanities research to share ideas and meet potential future colleagues Read the full article…

Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Medical Humanities (Job opportunity, University of Exeter)

The College of Humanities wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join the core team of the Wellcome Trust funded project ‘Waiting Times’. The project, led by Lisa Baraitser (Birkbeck) and Laura Salisbury (Exeter), investigates waiting as a cultural and psychosocial concept, and an embodied and historical experience, in order to understand the temporalities of Read the full article…

Accounts of Illness in Historical and Modern Texts (Conference, Oxford, 27 June 2017)

Dr Katherine Southwood (Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford) is hosting a conference on ‘Accounts of Illness in Historical and Modern Texts: Exploring Methods in Medical Humanities Research Across Disciplines’. How can historical and modern accounts of illness experience which are textual be analysed in a methodologically rigorous way? It is vitally important Read the full article…

Keynote Speakers Confirmed: Inaugural Congress of Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research (Conference, Durham, 14-15 September 2017)

NNMHR is delighted to announce two keynote speakers for its Inaugural Congress on 14-15 September in Durham. Ericka Johnson and Kristin Zeiler (Linköping University, Sweden) will jointly present “Embodiment, Materiality and Normativity in Medical Humanities”, bringing in insights from their respective areas of expertise: feminist phenomenology and feminist technoscience studies. The Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research  (NNMHR) was Read the full article…

Interdisciplinarity in Practice: Medical Humanities Research Workshop for PGRs (Workshop, Leeds, 7 September 2017)

We warmly invite participants for a one-day workshop addressing the scholarly challenges and collaborative opportunities surrounding postgraduate research in the medical humanities. Increasing numbers of postgraduate students from a wide range of disciplines are undertaking work on human health, wellbeing, disease, and the body that entails interdisciplinary approaches. Conducting PhD research across disciplinary boundaries offers Read the full article…