Conference Review

Empathy and memory in theology and literature! (Affiliates’ meeting, Friday 25th February 2011)

Two memorable presentations from Anastasia Scrutton (compassion, empathy and the intellect) and Simon James (narrative, memory and Dickens) provided a splendid opportunity to see how two apparently loosely-connected enquiries can converge fruitfully in a free-wheeling discussion. (Corinne Saunders, chairing, was absolutely right to insist that we hear both presentations first Read more…

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Abnormal: Towards a Scientific Model of Disability

Jayne Sellick writes: A new and exciting exhibition is currently being held at Newcastle’s Centre for Life until March 25th 2011. ‘Abnormal: Towards a Scientific Model of Disability’ was developed by Ju Gosling as part of her residency at the National Institute of Medical Research, funded by the Wellcome Trust. Read more…

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Seminars and Lectures

Emotions, Emotional Regulation and Spirituality – Seminar 22 February

Emotions, Emotional Regulation and Spirituality: A Psychological Perspective Dr Jocelyn Bryan, St John’s College, Durham 4.30-6pm, Tuesday 22 February 2011 Dun Cow Cottage, Dun Cow Lane, Durham Psychologically emotions can be conceived as having a number of core components: an event, interpretation, appraisal, physiological reactivity, action potential and behavior. These Read more…

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Conferences and Symposiums

The Stimulated Body and the Arts – The Nervous System and Nervousness in the History of Aesthetics Conference

‘The Stimulated Body and the Arts: The Nervous System and Nervousness in the History of Aesthetics’ International Interdisciplinary Conference Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease February 17 and 18 Hatfield College, Durham University, UK This conference will discuss the history of the relationship between aesthetics and medical understandings Read more…

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CMH Publications

Aesthetics of Touch and the Medical Humanities

“Literature Between Medicine and Religion: Herder’s Aesthetics of Touch and the Emerging Field of Medical Humanities,” by CMH researcher Michael Mack, has recently been published in volume 94 of Neophilologus. The abstract reads as follows: “This article uses a reading of Herder’s early essay Sculpture to locate Herder’s place within Read more…

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