Registration Open: Inaugural Congress of Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research (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…

Call for Review: ‘The Cognitive Humanities: Embodied Mind in Literature and Culture’ edited by Peter Garratt

We are delighted to offer The Cognitive Humanities: Embodied Mind in Literature and Culture (Garratt, 2016) for review. Further information about the themes under study and the contributing authors can be found at Palgrave Macmillan.  This book identifies the ‘cognitive humanities’ with new approaches to literature and culture that engage with recent theories of the embodied mind in cognitive science. Read the full article…

Inaugural Congress of the Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research (CfP, Durham, 14-15 September 2017)

The Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research (NNMHR) was founded in 2013 with the purpose of connecting individuals and institutions working in this dynamic area of interdisciplinary research. Following six successful seminars held across the North of England and Scotland, the NNMHR welcomes scholars, practitioners, health professionals, artists and health advocates, to join us at Read the full article…

Medical Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Environment Conference (CfP, Harvard University, 29-30 September 2017)

In the present age of the Anthropocene, the extraordinary transformations of Earth’s climate are changing the biophysical conditions involved in global food production, emerging epidemics and natural disasters. There is growing concern that global environmental change will have significant adverse impacts on global patterns of disease and mortality over the next century. Responses to recent Read the full article…

Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research Congress (Van Mildert College Durham, 14-15 September 2017)

Save the Date! Durham University’s Centre for Medical Humanities will be hosting the first research congress of the Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research from 14 – 15 September 2017. The Northern Network was established in 2013 to provide support and demonstrate critical mass amongst universities interested in research in medical humanities outside London and the Read the full article…

Embodied Belonging: In/Exclusion, Health Care, and Well-Being in a World in Motion (CfP, Freie Universität Berlin, 4-7 October 2017)

This workshop is organised by the Work Group Medical Anthropology at the German Anthropological Association Conference “Belonging: Affective, moral, and political practices in an interconnected world”. Increasing human mobility and worldwide migration processes of varying scope are provoking new experiences and practices of belonging related to the body, health care, and well-being. This is significant Read the full article…