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…

New Generations: Using our inheritance wisely

New Generations: Using our inheritance wisely   The CMH New Generations programme is a pioneering initiative to gather emerging thinkers who are linked with the medical humanities – a discipline formed of a fluid but rapidly growing community of scholars, practitioners and activists. To be one of fourteen participants included in this novel series of training Read the full article…

6th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable Understanding Disease and Illness (CfP, Conference, Bristol, Aug 10-11 2015)

6th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable Understanding Disease and Illness August 10-11, 2015 University of Bristol Keynote speakers: Rachel Cooper (Lancaster) and Trish Greenhalgh (Oxford). This two-day conference continues a series of philosophy of medicine meetings at University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2005 and 2008, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, in 2009, the University of the Basque Read the full article…

New Medical Humanities job opportunity at the Wellcome Trust

Two very exciting new job opportunities in the Humanities and Social Science department at Wellcome are part of our expanded funding of these fields, and constitute new additions to the department. The first, which will be of most immediate interest is for a Portfolio Development Manager for the Medical Humanities schemes. This is a senior Read the full article…

Fragile Subjects: Childhood in Literature, Arts and Medicine (CfP, Conference, Finland 19-20 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…

Experience as Evidence Symposium: Slides Now Available

Experience as Evidence: A Symposium on the Sciences of Subjectivity in Healthcare, Policy and Practice was held at the University of Oxford, 13-14 October 2014. Livetweets from the event are available at #ExEv14 and presenters’ slides are now available for download from the conference web site.

Hippocrates Electric: Invoking the ‘Father of Medicine’ in the 21st Century

Dr Jo Brown, Honorary Research Associate in Department of Classical Studies at the Open Univeristy, writes: Hippocrates, famously known in the Western medical tradition as the ‘father of medicine’, now has a firm presence on the health-conscious realms of the internet. In discussions on diets, medical history and ‘alternative’ medicine, his name is invoked to Read the full article…

The Life of Breath: new directions in Medical Humanities (Lecture, University of York, 26 November 2014)

Centre for Global Health Histories lectures Wednesday 26 November 2014, 6.00PM Speaker: Professor Jane Macnaughton, Durham University This lecture will take as its theme the future direction of medical humanities, a field that has never has a settled identity, but which is one of a number of fields leading thinking in interdisciplinary work in the Read the full article…

Centre for Medical Humanities Blog Nominated for a UK Blog Award

In 2014, the Centre for Medical Humanities was voted one of the top three “Health – Organisation” blogs in the inaugural UK Blog Awards. We were one of very few academic sites to be shortlisted for the awards and thrilled to be so highly commended. Thank you to everyone who voted for us! The blog Read the full article…

The Emergence of Experience Seminar Series: Minds, Beckett, Narratology, Dementia, Medical Humanities (Durham, 11 Nov 2014)

The Emergence of Experience, Seminar Series Institute of Advanced Study University of Durham, 2014-2015 11 November 2014 Institute of Advanced Study, Seminar Room, 16.00-18.00 Marco Bernini:  Submerging minds: features and principles of Beckett’s broken emergencies The recurring dehumanization or degeneration of Beckett’s characters’ mental faculties have largely been analysed as an ‘ostensible animalization’ (Weller, 2013: Read the full article…