New Starter Grant for researchers in the Medical Humanities and Medically-related Social Sciences – Survey

Building on the success of the Starter Grants Scheme for Clinical Lecturers, the Academy of Medical Sciences aims to develop a new grant scheme that provides funding for early career lecturers / researchers working within the medical humanities and medically-related social sciences. To get a better understanding about funding and career support needs, we would like to invite Read the full article…

Dissecting the Page: Medical Paratexts (CfP, University of Glasgow, 11 September 2015)

This interdisciplinary conference draws together two emerging and complementary areas of research in the medical humanities: book history (as it pertains to medical texts), and the study of medical paratexts. We understand paratext as the apparatus of graphic communication: title pages, prefaces, illustrations, marginalia, and publishing details which act as mediators between text and reader. Read the full article…

‘Where does it hurt?’ Reviewed by Kyle W. West

Following our call for review, we have brought together multiple takes on a curious collection entitled ‘Where does it hurt?’. Commissioned by the Wellcome Trust (2014) and edited by John Holden, John Kieffer, John Newbigin, and Shelagh Wright, the collection explores the meanings and uses of the medical humanities. Kyle W. West offers his perspective here. Among the earliest lessons taught to students Read the full article…

‘Where does it hurt?’ reviewed by Dr Véronique Griffith

Following our call for review, we have brought together multiple takes on a curious collection entitled ‘Where does it hurt?’. Commissioned by the Wellcome Trust (2014) and edited by John Holden, John Kieffer, John Newbigin, and Shelagh Wright, the collection explores the meanings and uses of the medical humanities. Dr Véronique Griffith offers her perspective here. Where does it Hurt: Read the full article…

Science Fiction and the Medical Humanities (CfP, Journal Issue – BMJ Medical Humanities, 1 March 2016)

As part of the Wellcome Trust funded project ‘Science Fiction and the Medical Humanities’, the BMJ Group journal Medical Humanities will be publishing a special issue guest-edited by Dr Gavin Miller, University of Glasgow. We invite papers of broad interest to an international readership of medical humanities scholars and practising clinicians on the topic ‘Science Read the full article…

P.T. Research Assistant, Medical Humanities (CfA, University of Leeds, 31 July 2015)

‘Pasts, Presents and Futures of Medical Regeneration’ This position is funded by a Wellcome Trust Seed Award project in medical humanities led by Dr James Stark This multi-disciplinary project brings together researchers working across and beyond the medical humanities to explore the interactions between medicine, regeneration and society. In contemporary biomedical science “regenerative medicine” is Read the full article…

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…