Disability and Disciplines (Conference, 1-2 July 2015)

Disability and Disciplines: The International Conference on Educational, Cultural, and Disability Studies 1-2 July, 2015 Centre for Culture and Disability Studies, Faculty of Education, Liverpool Hope University Keynote Speakers: Julie Allan (University of Birmingham, UK) Peter Beresford (Brunel University London, UK) David Mitchell (George Washington University, USA) Sharon Snyder (George Washington University, USA) When we Read the full article…

Palgrave Communications – a new open access journal committed to publishing research in the health and medical humanities

Palgrave Communications is a new high-quality, open access journal published by Palgrave Macmillan, that covers all fields of research within the social sciences, humanities and (HSS) business, including health and medical humanities.  Palgrave Communications’ broad scope reflects Palgrave Macmillan’s international reputation and strengths in HSS publishing. As well as being a multi-disciplinary outlet, the journal welcomes interdisciplinary Read the full article…

Affect: Pleasure, Pain and Emotions – an interdisciplinary workshop (University of Sheffield, 5-6 June 2015)

Affect: Pleasure, Pain and Emotions – an interdisciplinary workshop Friday 5 and Saturday 6 June 2015 University of Sheffield, UK This interdisciplinary workshop will bring together philosophers, psychologists, and neuroscientists to discuss the following topics amongst others: Pleasures, pains, and emotions are affective states. Why so? What makes a throbbing pain and a feeling of Read the full article…

‘Abnormality Research Network’ Launched

The Durham Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies is delighted to announce the launch of the ‘Abnormality Research Network’. The network (stemming from the ‘Abnormality and the Abnormal in the Nineteenth Century conference) is a postgraduate-led initiative intended to broaden the impact of postgraduate research across disciplines and institutions, and beyond the academy. The network provides a Read the full article…

Medical Humanities at Peking University (CfP, Conference, 15-17 October 2015)

Call for Papers: Medical Humanities at Peking University China, 15-17th October, 2015 Convenors Professor Guo Liping (PKU) and Dr Vivienne Lo (UCL) During Peking University’s annual Medical Humanities Week PKU and UCL are convening an exciting 3 day conference and workshop to explore key challenges facing the discipline with particular emphasis on the view from Read the full article…

Compassionate Care Workshop (UCMS, Delhi, May 2015)

The Medical Humanities Group of University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS), Delhi is organising a one day workshop on ‘Compassionate Care’ on 12 May 2015. Dr Carlos Moreno-Leguizamon, faculty of health and education at University of Greenwich, UK will be the lead faculty for this course. The aim of this one day workshop is to Read the full article…

Visual Culture in Medical Humanities (Workshop, Durham University, 18th June)

This one-day workshop is designed to explore the intricate connections between two dynamic fields and the ways in which fruitful collaborations could be set up between them. It will also invite participants to consider the question ‘where next?’ What research projects might we be able to nurture by paying attention to visual culture in medical Read the full article…

Wellcome Trust University Award Competition – Medical Humanities and History (CfA, University of Strathclyde, 6 May 2015)

The University of Strathclyde is planning to support a University Award application to the Wellcome Trust in the Medical Humanities and History. Its Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare (CSHHH Glasgow) is an internationally recognised research environment with a focus on the experiences of health and medicine in the modern period around Read the full article…

The Lumen, a new magazine for literature and visual art dealing with illness and healthcare.

Magazine Launch and Readings – Friday April 24th All are welcome to celebrate the first edition of The Lumen, a magazine for new literature and visual art that arose from a student-led medical humanities group in Edinburgh. – Locally-dwelling contributors to the magazine will be reading their featured piece(s) and/or new work. – There will Read the full article…

Narrativity in the medical humanities (Reading Group, Birkbeck University, 22 April 2015)

The reading group for the Medical Humanities Centre at Birkbeck aims to create a space in which academics, clinicians and students can come together to explore key readings, ideas and materials in the field of medical humanities. Our endeavour is to find ways of talking across the different disciplines of the humanities and medicine, and we welcome participation from colleagues interested and engaged in these Read the full article…