Life of Breath at the Society for the Philosophy of Science in Practice, University of Århus

PI on the Life of Breath project Jane Macnaughton writes about the SPSP conference: Like many port areas in major cities in the west, the docklands of the city of Århus in Denmark are undergoing renovation from their identity as container port to residential, commercial and educational area. Currently, as you wander around it, it seems rather Read the full article…

Bodies of Care: Somaesthetics of Vulnerability (CfP, Conference, Florida, Jan 28-9 2016)

Bodies of Care: Somaesthetics of Vulnerability The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture invites proposals for papers to be presented at a 2-day conference, January 28–29, 2016, at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton. Bodies are obviously the targets of one’s daily care in terms of personal hygiene, grooming, exercise, and proper nourishment. They are also Read the full article…

Cardiff Launch of Drawing Out Obstetric Fistula project

We are proud to announce the Cardiff  launch of the Drawing Out Obstetric Fistula project in Cardiff with an exhibition of new work by Jac Saorsa throughout August this year. The project had its London preview last month at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in Regents Park, and the work will be touring Read the full article…

Failures, Futures & the Queerness of Fat Sex: Francis Ray White (London Medical Sociology Group Meeting Wed 24 June 2015)

‘Failures, Futures and the Queerness of Fat Sex’ Francis Ray White (University of Westminster) London Medical Sociology Group meeting Wednesday 24th June 6-7pm Abstract: In the context of the obesity ‘epidemic’ fat people’s sex lives are cast as sterile, sexually dysfunctional or just plain non-existent. This paper analyzes medical discourses of obesity and sex in Read the full article…

The History of Empathy (CFP)

Dr Juanita Ruys, Director of The University of Sydney node of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions in Australia is calling for papers for a prospective volume entitled The Contingent History of Empathy. The volume will focus on historical periods and historical and literary contexts in which empathy was Read the full article…

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…