Shame and Medicine (Project Launch, Trinity College Dublin)

The Shame and Medicine Project is an engagement between medical practitioners, social scientists, philosophers and medical humanities scholars seeking to investigate the role of shame in the context of health, medicine and medical practice. Led by PIs Dr Barry Lyons and Dr Luna Dolezal the project is a collaboration between Trinity College Dublin and the University of Exeter. This project is primarily funded Read the full article…

Association for Medical Humanities Annual Conference (CfP, Keele University, 28-30 June 2017)

The overarching theme for this year’s AMH conference is that of Critical Stories in the context of both Humanities and Arts research and production. This three-day conference will include plenary addresses by Dr Ima Jackson from Glasgow Caledonian University, Dr Mike Shooter, President of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy CBE, and Professor Mark Jackson, Exeter Read the full article…

Institute of Medical Ethics Summer Conference (CfA, Liverpool, 15-16 June 2017)

The Institute of Medical Ethics invites abstracts for its forthcoming conference in Liverpool on 15 – 16 June 2017. The conference is a two-day event, designed to give opportunities for academics, clinicians and students involved in biomedical ethics research and the medical humanities to present their current work. The conference organizers welcome submissions from a Read the full article…

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Medical Humanities and Social Sciences (CfA, University of Leeds)

The University of Leeds has been awarded a grant of £1.25m over 5 years from the Wellcome Trust ISSF to support biomedical and related research, which has been matched by an equal investment by the University. A major component of this funding will support early career researchers in order to enable them to realise their Read the full article…

‘The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities’ reviewed by Dr Stella Bolaki

The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities, edited by Anne Whitehead and Angela Woods. Associate editors: Sarah Atkinson, Jane Macnaughton and Jennifer Richards (Edinburgh University Press, 2016). The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities is an epic, much-awaited collection of essays that brings together an impressive list of established and emerging scholars from Read the full article…

The Postgraduate Journal of Medical Humanities (CfP, University of Exeter’s Centre for Medical History)

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 fourth 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 Read the full article…

Medicine and What it Means to be Human (CfP, Edited Collection)

The role of the doctor, surgeon, physician, or apothecary has been instrumental throughout western cultural history as a determining and defining force of health and well-being, and thus of idealised, often unquestioned norms. While medicine itself is much more than the biological, the privileging of the scientific often means that the medical becomes an esoteric, Read the full article…

Reading Bodies, Writing Minds (CfP, University of Nottingham, 13 April 2017)

‘Reading Bodies, Writing Minds’ is a one-day conference exploring mental health issues in the medical humanities, and will be held 13 April 2017 at Highfield House, The University of Nottingham’s University Park Campus. The conference is intended to stimulate interdisciplinary discussion on modern and historical aspects of medical humanities. The keynote speakers include Dr Mary Read the full article…

Disarming Dialogues in Humanities and Ethics (Workshop, University of Chicago Center in New Delhi, 2-4 November 2016)

The Medical Humanities Group of the University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS), University of Delhi, India and the University of Chicago Medicine, USA will be organising this three day collaborative workshop. The course faculty will be Matthew Sorrentino, David Meltzer, Vinay Kumar, Monica Peek from Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence, Ranjana Srivastava from MacLean Center for Read the full article…

Doctor, Doctor: Global and Historical Perspectives on the Doctor-Patient Relationship (CfP, University of Oxford, 24 March 2017)

“Two distinct and separate parties interact with one another – not one mind (the physician’s), not one body (the patient’s), but two minds and two bodies.” – Jay Katz, The Silent World of Doctor and Patient (1984) The doctor-patient relationship is the primary way that we experience medicine: we go to the doctor when we are may Read the full article…