Introducing IJFAB: International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics.

IJFAB, edited by Mary C. Rawlinson, is a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to sustaining and expanding the latest scholarly research in feminist bioethics. It is the official publication of the International Network on Feminist Approaches to Bioethics (FAB) and provides a new forum within bioethics for feminist thought and debate on ethical issues related to Read the full article…

Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research workshops (Cfp, NNMHR University of Newcastle and Northumbria, 16 Jan 2015)

Following on from a fantastic session in Liverpool last month, we are pleased to announce that the preliminary schedule for the next in the series of Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research workshops has just been released. This workshop will take place on Friday 16th January 2015 at the University of Newcastle, and will be Read the full article…

Creative Writing from the Archive: R.D. Laing and Mental Health

We can think of Laing as a voice: Kooky, wise, sympathetic, abrasive, perhaps a voice, I think more and more, with a hint of Hume or Adam Smith in its cadences. To many, for sure, a voice of understanding – “Laing knows me far better than you: he speaks to me,” a patient, who’d never Read the full article…

Brocher Foundation – Call for 2016 Fellowship Proposals in Medical Humanities

The Brocher Foundation offers visiting researchers the opportunity to come at the Brocher Centre in a peaceful park on the shores of Lake Geneva, to write a book, articles, an essay or a PhD thesis. The visiting positions are an occasion to meet other researchers from different disciplines and countries as well as experts from Read the full article…

Medicine of Words: Literature, Medicine, and Theology in the Middle Ages (CfP, Conference, 11-12 Sept 2015, Oxford)

Medicine of Words: Literature, Medicine, and Theology in the Middle Ages 11-12 September 2015 St Anne’s College, Oxford University Words, whether in poetry or prose, have a power beyond their meaning. They are capable not simply of expression but also of action; they can hurt or they can heal. Throughout the Middle Ages the potency Read the full article…

Reflections on Narrative Medicine – Maria Giulia Marini (MedicinaNarrativa)

Narrative Medicine in research between singular and plural forms Maria Giulia Marini, Epidemiologist and Counselor at the Fondazione ISTUD MedicinaNarrativa.eu project, Milan, writes: Narrative medicine has become a globally accepted paradigm, placing an emphasis on provid­ing the space and time for greater personalization of care: the basic premise being that indi­viduals are profoundly different. They Read the full article…

Hearing the Voice Research Seminar Series (2014-2015, Durham University)

The Hearing the Voice Research Seminar series is designed to provide a platform for HtV researchers to share the detailed findings of their research and gain feedback from a wider audience.  Anyone with an interest in interdisciplinary research on voice-hearing or auditory hallucination is welcome to attend. The programme for 2015 is as follows: Thursday Read the full article…

Job Opportunity – Engaged Research Fellow, University of Exeter

This post is offered on a full time fixed term basis and is available from the 1 April 2015 until 31 March 2017. We are seeking to attract an Engaged Research Fellow. This role will mirror the institution’s commitment to embedding public engagement within the research process. It is envisaged that their research will include Read the full article…

Drawing Out Obstetric Fistula: art and medicine research

I am now in Tanzania based at CCBRT in Dar es Salaam. We are exploring the potential of   art and narrative, both verbal and visual, to raise awareness of the huge problem in Africa of obstetric fistula. My blogsite for more information is: http://drawingof.wordpress.com/artists-blog/ I hope that this work will be of interest and any Read the full article…

Review of Visualising Illness at Birkbeck, November 14th -15th 2014, by Jac Saorsa

What is distinctive about the visual image as a means of communicating the experience of illness? As an artist working within the field of Medical Humanities this is a question that is very close to my creative heart so naturally I was very pleased to be invited to present at the Visualising Illness event, which Read the full article…