Join Our Team! Associate Editors wanted for the Centre for Medical Humanities Blog

Founded in 2010, the CMH blog has published some fantastic posts, won awards, help establish connections between researchers in the field, and attracted 8500 followers. But we know we can do more, and that it’s time for a revamp. We are seeking a team of part-time Associate Editors to help revitalise the site and invigorate Read the full article…

Job opportunity: 3 year Postdoc to work on ‘Pathologies of Solitude, 18th – 21st century’

The School of History at Queen Mary University of London wishes to recruit a three-year Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work on a Wellcome Trust funded research project,  ‘Pathologies of Solitude, 18th – 21st century’, led by Professor Barbara Taylor (PI). This project, which begins in September 2018, is a four-year investigation into changing perceptions of Read the full article…

Job Opportunity: 3 yr Postdoc to work on ‘Sexual Violence, Medicine, and Psychiatry’

This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding postdoctoral researcher to join the core team of the new Wellcome Trust-funded Investigator Award on ‘Sexual Violence, Medicine, and Psychiatry’. This project, led by Professor Joanna Bourke (Birkbeck), brings together an interdisciplinary team to investigate the medical and psychiatry aspects of sexual violence, including rape and sexual abuse. Read the full article…

“Medicine and Empathy in Contemporary British Fiction: A Critical Intervention in Medical Humanities” by Anne Whitehead reviewed by Iro Filippaki

Anne Whitehead, Medicine and Empathy in Contemporary British Fiction: A Critical Intervention in Medical Humanities (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017). Empathy, power structures, and what we are capable of not doing In a 1988 interview with George Plimpton, Maya Angelou passionately argued for the importance of fiction by saying that novelists don’t lie: ‘The fact Read the full article…

Job Opportunities – Managing Editor and Reviews Editor for the Centre for Medical Humanities Blog

Job Opportunities: Managing Editor and Reviews Editor for the Centre for Medical Humanities Blog Founded in 2010, the award-winning CMH blog (http://centreformedicalhumanities.org/) is, we think, one of the world’s leading medical humanities websites. But it’s time for a revamp. We are seeking a creative, tech-savvy Managing Editor (0.2FTE) and a book-loving Reviews Editor (0.1FTE) to Read the full article…

Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference (CfP, Exeter, 7-8 June 2018)

  The Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference will return to the University of Exeter Centre for Medical History in June 2018 for its fifth consecutive year. Over the last four years it has steadily flourished, bringing together an international community of medical humanities researchers, and showcasing the vitality and diversity of current research in the field. Read the full article…

The Postgraduate Journal of Medical Humanities 2018: Call for Papers (deadline 15 March 2018)

The PJMH: The Postgraduate Journal of Medical Humanities, based at the University of Exeter’s Centre for Medical History, is now accepting submissions for articles and book reviews for its fifth edition. The journal, an online interdisciplinary publication authored and edited by postgraduate students, will be publishing professional peer-reviewed research and book reviews on all topics relating Read the full article…

Cultural crossings of care – an appeal to the medical humanities (CfP, Oslo, 26-27 October 2018)

‘Cultural crossings of care’ is a 2-day conference organised by the University of Oslo’s Knowledge in Translation (KNOWIT) and Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages. Honorary guest and speaker: Holberg Prize Winner and Professor Julia Kristeva, Université Paris Diderot. Key note speaker: Professor Marie Rose Moro, Université Paris Descartes. The call for papers is Read the full article…

Cultural crossings of care – an appeal to the medical humanities (Conference, Oslo, 12-13 October 2018)

‘Cultural crossings of care’ is a 2-day conference organised by the University of Oslo’s Knowledge in Translation (KNOWIT) and Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages. Honorary guest and speaker: Holberg Prize Winner and Professor Julia Kristeva, Université Paris Diderot. Key note speaker: Professor Marie Rose Moro, Université Paris Descartes. Modern medicine is confronted with Read the full article…

Centre for Medical Humanities Postgraduate/ECR Networking Event (Durham University, 14 December 2017)

The next meeting of the CMH Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Network will take place on Thursday 14th December, at 5.30pm in the Collier Room of Hild Bede College, Durham. Wine, soft drinks, and nibbles will be provided. We welcome students and researchers working in Durham and other institutions in the North East to a Read the full article…