Health Humanities: Pedagogies, Practices, Politics (CfP, Conference, Colorado 30 April – 2 May 2015)

Health Humanities: The Next Decade (Pedagogies, Practices, Politics) 30 April – 2 May 2015 The Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus will host the 4th International Health Humanities Conference. This cross-disciplinary and inter-professional conference will bring together scholars, educators, clinicians, health advocates, students, patients and caregivers in an Read the full article…

Medical Humanities Doctoral Fellowship (WiSER, South Africa, Closes 15 Dec 2014)

Medical Humanities DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP WiSER (Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research) has over the last twelve years established itself as the leading South African interdisciplinary research institute in the Humanities and Social Sciences, promoting local and international debate on the complexities of change in South Africa and Africa, understood from comparative and global perspectives. Read the full article…

University Academic Fellow at Leeds (Environmental and/or Medical Humanities)

The University of Leeds is seeking to recruit up to 250 exceptional early career academics to tenure track equivalent Academic Fellowships over the next three years. Whether you are looking to establish your academic career as a new fellow or already hold an existing funded fellowship and wish to bring it to the University of Read the full article…

University Academic Fellow in Medical Humanities at Leeds (Philosophy, Religion and History of Science)

The University of Leeds is seeking to recruit up to 250 exceptional early career academics to tenure track equivalent Academic Fellowships over the next three years. Whether you are looking to establish your academic career as a new fellow or already hold an existing funded fellowship and wish to bring it to the University of Read the full article…

Raven becomes voracious: Tales of insatiable hunger (Launch of the Body and Being Network, Oxford 30 October 2014)

Raven becomes voracious: Tales of insatiable hunger Long ago in Haida country, in the time of the trickster Raven, lived a tribe and their prince – a prince who could never eat. Why was the prince perpetually satiated? What unlikely food awakened the prince’s hunger? And what role would Raven play in turning the prince’s Read the full article…

CMH New Generation: Interdisciplinary research and methods in the Medical Humanities. Sept 25th, 26th 2014.

Building bridges over the river Wear A week after the CMH New Generation workshop took place in Durham (where the river Wear flows), I am still revisiting the conversations that took place in the great surroundings of the Institute of Advanced Studies. Revisiting or am I revisited? In conversation in my department, keywords keep popping Read the full article…

Medical Humanities’ perspectives on the phenomenology of auditory verbal hallucinations – Angela Woods (Public Lecture, Sheffield, 22 October 2014)

Medical Humanities Sheffield is proud to continue a series of open interdisciplinary lectures for students, staff and the general public. Conundrums, confounds and cacophonies: Medical Humanities’ perspectives on the phenomenology of auditory verbal hallucinations Dr. Angela Woods, University of Durham WEDNESDAY 22 October 2014 Council Room – Firth Court – 6 p.m. Improving our understanding Read the full article…

Book Announcement: Performance, Madness and Psychiatry

Anna Harpin & Juliet Foster, eds., Performance, Madness and Psychiatry: Isolated Acts (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) This exciting collection of interdisciplinary essays explores the complex area of madness and performance. The book spans from the 18th century to the present and unearths the overlooked history of theatre and performance in, and about, psychiatric asylums and hospitals. Read the full article…

A History of Distributed Cognition (CfP, Interdisciplinary Workshop Series)

A History of Distributed Cognition: Interdisciplinary Workshop Series) In philosophy and cognitive science a range of recent theories argue that the mind is not just brain-based but is distributed across the brain, body and world. This workshop series, part of a larger, AHRC-funded project, explores the historical expression of related notions of the mind as Read the full article…

Fragile Subjects: Childhood in Literature, Arts and Medicine (CfP, Conference, Finland, August 2015)

Fragile Subjects: Childhood in Literature, Arts and Medicine August, 19-20, 2015, University of Turku, Finland Keynote speakers: Maria Nikolajeva, Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge; Sally Shuttleworth, Professor, Faculty of English Language and Literature and St Anne’s College University of Oxford; Valerie Walkerdine, Distinguished Research Professor, Cardiff University Organizers: Research project “Fragile Subjects: Childhood Read the full article…