Reviewer needed: ‘Ordinary Medicine: Extraordinary treatments, longer lives, and where to draw the line’ by Sharon R. Kaufman

We are pleased to offer for review ‘Ordinary Medicine’ by Sharon R. Kaufman (Duke University Press, 2015). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. Most of us want and expect medicine’s miracles to extend our lives. In today’s aging society, however, the line between life-giving therapies and too much treatment is hard to see—it’s being obscured by Read the full article…

Politics and Ethics of Infection: An International Conference (CfA, University of Sydney, 10-12 December 2015)

Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Disease and Biosecurity, School of Public Health & Centre for Values, Ethics and Law in Medicine The Program Committee invites submission for abstracts for oral and poster presentations and for workshops or symposia on any aspect of the politics and ethics of infection. Papers are sought in the following streams: Read the full article…

The Lumen (Online launch)

The Lumen magazine has launched its online presence. For more details, click here. To read Issue One – click here. The Lumen is a magazine for new literature and visual art dealing with the themes of illness, medicine and healthcare. It aims to explore the texture, depth and diversity of the personal experience of medicine, Read the full article…

After Rymsdyk: drawing in Glasgow University Anatomy Museum by Jac Saorsa, Research Fellow at Glasgow University Medical Humanities Research Centre

I am here in Glasgow working on a paper in which I hope will put the Drawing Women’s Cancer project into historical and philosophical context. All of the work up to now on the project has been directly concerned with the here and now – with the experiences of women in the present, and this Read the full article…

Medicine Unboxed (CfP, Cheltenham, 21st November 2015)

Now in its third year, the Medicine Unboxed: Students event brings students of the arts, health and medicine together to share, explore and converse, drawing on the unique perspective and experience of being a student or in the early stages of a profession. Medicine Unboxed: Students 2015 takes place on the afternoon of Friday 21st Read the full article…

‘The Diseases, Health Risks and Phobias of Modern and Fashionable Living: Victorian Perspectives’ (Friday, 8 May 2015, 4.00 – 6.30pm, Newcastle University )

A Workshop funded by the Leverhulme Trust Room 3.38 ARMB (Armstrong Building), Newcastle University Speakers: Professor Sally Shuttleworth (University of Oxford), ‘Fears and Phobias in Victorian Culture’. Sally Shuttleworth, is Professor in the Faculty of English Language and Literature, St Anne’s College, University of Oxford, and PI of the ERC funded ‘Diseases of Modern Life: Read the full article…

Why Medical Humanities by Brandy Schillace

I have worked in the medical humanities for a number of years, now, and probably the one question that I hear most often is: what is it? I’ve defined it a number a times, a number of ways, but at its most essential “medhum” operates at the intersection of medical practice, medical history, and the Read the full article…

Postdoc Research Position (CfA, University of Kent, 15 March 2015)

Applications are invited for a full-time, fixed term (for three years) Research Associate in Philosophy. This position is attached to a research project, ‘Evaluating evidence in medicine’, funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council and led by Professor Jon Williamson. The project is a collaboration between the University of Kent, University College London, Read the full article…

AMH 2015 ‘Dangerous Currents’ (Annual Conference, Dartington Hall, 23-25 June 2015)

In collaboration with Falmouth University and Creating Space Canada THE ASSOCIATION FOR MEDICAL HUMANITIES (AMH) ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2015 Dartington Hall Tues 23rd/ Wed 24th/ Thurs 25th June 2015 Dangerous Currents: risk & regulation at the interface of medicine & the arts Call for presentation proposals | Opening Keynote | Draft Programme Keynote conversations: Alphonso Lingis & Adrian Read the full article…