How Medical Humanities is Building Bridges to the Future of Medicine (CfP, Bundoran, Ireland, January 13-16, 2016)

Papers on the topic of the influence of Medical Humanities on the current and changing state of medicine are invited to be considered for Drew University’s ‘How Medical Humanities is Building Bridges to the Future of Medicine ‘. Consideration will be given from areas of study, including bioethics, literature, sociology, anthropology, public health, history, and Read the full article…

Architecture and the Built Environment – ‘Vertigo in the City’ – Studentships (CfA, University of Westminster, 30th September 2015)

The University of Westminster is offering a 3-year PhD studentship in conjunction with the cross-disciplinary project on ‘Vertigo in the City’ that was launched last year. The successful candidate will be jointly supervised by Dr Davide Deriu, at the Department of Architecture, and by Professor John Golding at the Department of Psychology. Applications are being Read the full article…

Going Global: Medical Humanities in Leeds

Following the New Generations workshop in Leeds in April 2015, New Generations Programme Members Victoria Bates and Fiona Johnstone write: What do the diaries of British POWs in South East Asia, crusader texts, and early modern cookbooks have in common? These are all subjects currently being researched by doctoral students in Leeds’ Centre for Medical Read the full article…

Libraries: Past, Present and Future.

Following the New Generations workshop at the Wellcome Library on Febraury 11th 2015, New Generations Programme members Becky Brown and Sam Goodman write: In February, the New Generations cohort gathered at the Wellcome Trust building in London to discuss The Changing Landscape of Library Provision. On this second of four days in London, the focus was to be Read the full article…

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…