Exhibitions, Performances and Screenings

Phantom Limb (Exhibition, Liverpool, 9 July – 3 December 2016)

Phantom Limb is an interactive exhibition focusing on medicine, memory and the treatment process. It features around twenty works by nine artists, most of whom work from their own personal experiences of operations and illnesses. The exhibition is a partnership project between award-winning artist, Euan Gray, and Dr Daniel Whistler, from Liverpool Read more…

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Conferences and Symposiums

Can the humanities influence the clinical science of breathlessness? (Conference panel, Edinburgh, 13 September 2016)

Jane Macnaughton, Co-Director of Durham University Centre for Medical Humanities, will be giving a talk at the Edinburgh International Conference of Medicine. She will be presenting current work in medical humanities that explores the symptom of breathlessness. Her talk will explain how interdisciplinary interactions between the arts, humanities, social science, clinical Read more…

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Call for Papers

Edinburgh International Conference of Medicine (CfA, Edinburgh, 12-13 September 2016)

This conference will combine the historical aspects of medicine with a look into the future for healthcare across a very broad range of clinical topics.  It will be held in the wonderful facilities of the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. All healthcare specialists authors who work in acute and general medicine, from doctors in training Read more…

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Book Review

‘Illness as many Narratives: Arts, Medicine and Culture’ reviewed by Dr Sophie Fitzsimmons

‘Illness as many Narratives: Arts, Medicine and Culture’ by Stella Bolaki (Edinburgh University Press, 2016). Following our initial call for clinical and academic reviews of ‘Illness as many Narratives,’ Dr Sophie Fitzsimmons offers her perspective as a junior doctor. You can see the accompanying review offered by Drs Claire Hooker and Scott Fitzpatrick here.  A Read more…

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Book Review

‘Illness as many Narratives: Arts, Medicine and Culture’ reviewed by Drs Claire Hooker and Scott Fitzpatrick

‘Illness as many Narratives: Arts, Medicine and Culture’ by Stella Bolaki (Edinburgh University Press, 2016). Following our initial call for clinical and academic reviews of ‘Illness as many Narratives,’ Drs Claire Hooker and Scott Fitzpatrick offer their perspectives as researchers in the broader field of the medical humanities. You can see the accompanying review from a clinical Read more…

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Call for Papers

The Anatomy of the Image (CfP – updated, Int’l Conference, Monash University, 16-18 February, 2017)

Perspectives on the (Bio)medical Body in Science, Literature, Culture and Politics by organizers Associate Professor A. Fliethmann, Associate Professor R. Kokanovic, Dr. C. Weller The conference wishes to create a broader context for analysing cultural, literary, scientific and political constructions of the (bio)medical body, and therefore seeks to generate interest Read more…

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Book Review

‘A Body of Work: An Anthology of Poetry and Medicine’ reviewed by Ashleigh Blackwood

A Body of Work: An Anthology of Poetry and Medicine edited by Corinna Wagner and Andy Brown (Bloomsbury, 2016) Following our initial call for clinical and academic reviews of ‘A Body of Work,’ Dr Ashleigh Blackwood offers her perspective as a post-doctoral researcher. You can see the accompanying review offered by Dr Marion Lynch here.  On Thomas Read more…

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Seminars and Lectures

Utilitarianism and Medicine: Past and Present Perspectives (Panel Discussion, Durham University, 11 May 2016)

9:30am  Arrival and tea/coffee  10am  Introduction 10:15am Panel 1 Commentator: TBA  David Knight (Durham) Laughing Gas, materialism, Blasphemy and Coleridge’s Theory of Life  Tom Rossetter (Durham) Paternalism, Utilitarianism and the Insanity Plea in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Britain 12pm  Break  12:30pm Panel 2 Commentator: Prof Nancy Cartwright  Cathy Gere (University of California, San Diego) The Monkey in the Read more…

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Call for Reviews

Reviewer needed: ‘The Recovery of Beauty: Arts, Culture, Medicine’ edited by Corrine Saunders, Jane Macnaughton, and David Fuller

We are pleased to offer for review ‘The Recovery of Beauty: Arts, Culture Medicine‘ edited by Professors Corinne Saunders, Jane Macnaughton, and David Fuller of the Centre for Medical Humanities (Palgrave, 2015).  The Recovery of Beauty comprises fourteen essays exploring what constitutes beauty across time in Western thought and art, Read more…

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