Why the Humanities: Answers from the Cognitive and Neurosciences (CfP, Kent State University Ohio, 9-12 July 2015

The purpose of this conference is to highlight and enhance the contributions that humanities education makes to personal well being, responsible citizenship, and social justice. Recent studies in the cognitive and neurosciences indicate how humanities education can develop the following key cognitive and emotional capabilities that are essential not only for personal well being but Read the full article…

Medical Humanities at Umeå University, Sweden – a Special Issue of Kulturella Perspektiv (Cultural Perspectives)

Britta Lundgren is professor of Ethnology at the Department of Culture and Media Studies at Umeå University in Sweden. She is currently working with the project “Epidemics, Vaccination, and the Power of Narratives”, financed by the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation. She is also the coordinator of The Medical Humanities Network, which assembles around 30 Read the full article…

New Generations and the Digital Humanities

Following the New Generations workshop in Glasgow University’s Medical Humanities Research Centre (MHRC) on December 11th 2014, New Generations Programme member Hieke Huistra writes: The second day of our Glasgow workshop centred on digital humanities. The University of Glasgow has many projects in this field — for an overview, see the website of Glasgow’s Digital Read the full article…

‘‘Post-AIDS’ and Global Health Discourses (Symposium, University of Leeds, 27 February 2015)

Interdisciplinary Perspectives’ Symposium: a Medical Humanities symposium supported by the Wellcome Trust Symposium overview: Ideas of a ‘post-AIDS’ future have gained momentum in the global north despite the continuing effects of HIV/AIDS in the global south in particular. While assessing the ways in which ‘post-AIDS’ is being interpreted across a range of disciplinary and global Read the full article…

Phenomenology of Breathing (Workshop, Bristol, 14 May 2015)

Phenomenology of Breathing Royal Fort House University of Bristol Thursday 14 May 2015, 1-5 Session 1: 1-2.30 Havi Carel (Bristol): A phenomenology of breathlessness Sheena Hyland (Dublin City University) : Body and breath: phenomenological perspectives Anya Farennikova (Bristol): Is it possible to feel breathless?’ 2.30 coffee break Session 2: 3-4.30 Tina Williams (Bristol) : TBC Read the full article…

European Society for Health and Medical Sociology – Europe in a Global Perspective (CfP, Conference, 3-4 September 2015)

European Society for Health and Medical Sociology 3rd Special Interest Meeting: Europe in a Global Perspective September 3-4, 2015 Trondheim, Norway Department of Sociology and Political Science Norwegian University of Science and Technology Social inequalities in health are a global phenomenon. At the same time, it is increasingly recognized that health is influenced by global Read the full article…

Blind Creations: International Conference & Micro Arts Festival (Royal Holloway, 28-30 June 2015)

This three-day international conference and micro arts festival,which will take place between 28 June and 30 June 2015, seeks to explore the relationship between blind people and artistic creation. Our definition of ‘blind person’ is broad, encompassing anyone who might be defined as having ‘non-normative vision’ and / or who relates to the world using Read the full article…

Reviewers needed: ‘Where Does It Hurt? The New World of the Medical Humanities’

Recently commissioned by the Wellcome Trust (2014) and edited by John Holden, John Kieffer, John Newbigin, and Shelagh Wright,  ‘Where does it hurt?’ is now available for review. It brings together a myriad of reflections on the medical humanities from leading thinkers and practitioners. We have two hard copies available for review and expressions of interest Read the full article…

‘The Life of Breath’ and what it means to breath

The recently published ‘2014 Annual Review of the Wellcome Trust’ highlights the ‘The Life of Breath’, a recent Medical Humanities Joint Investigator Award. Joint Investigators Professor Jane McNaughton at Durham University and Professor Havi Carel at the University of Bristol were awarded funds made available by the Wellcome’s expanded remit within the health-related humanities and social science. As outlined on page Read the full article…