Meeting Place – Professor Christine Borland (Inaugural Lecture, Northumbria University, 5 February 2013)

Inaugural Lecture Christine Borland Tuesday, 5 February 2013, 6:30pm Business and Law Building on City Campus East Professor Christine Borland’s lecture is entitled “Meeting Place” BxNU is a collaboration between Northumbria University and the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. This ground breaking partnership has created a global learning environment that unites academic research excellence and Read the full article…

Life-writing at the limits: dementia in contemporary autobiographies and life-writing projects – Rebecca Bitenc (Seminar, Durham, 13 February 2013)

Life-writing at the limits: dementia in contemporary autobiographies and life-writing projects Rebecca Bitenc An Inventions of the Text seminar Wednesday, 13th February 2013 5:30 – 7:00 pm Department of English Studies, Hallgarth House Seminar Room, Durham University Dementia, due to world-wide increasing incidence rates, has come to the fore of public awareness. Its alleged loss Read the full article…

Narrative Psychiatry and the Little Red Alfa – Dr Philip Thomas (Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland Public Lecture, Edinburgh, 11 March 2013)

The Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland is delighted to announce its second public lecture: Narrative Psychiatry and the Little Red Alfa Dr Philip Thomas 11 March 2013 Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Teviot Lecture Theatre, Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh Narrative Psychiatry and the Little Red Alfa:  Psychiatry is having to face Read the full article…

King’s College Philosophy and Medicine Seminar Series (London, 2013)

2012/13 PHILOSOPHY OF MEDICINE SEMINAR SERIES Department of Philosophy/Centre for Humanities and Health, King’s College London Tuesday 22 January 2013, 2.00-3.30 Silvia Camporesi (Centre for Humanities and Health, King’s College London): Adult ADHD: Self-Diagnosis, Self Deception and the Ethics of Cognitive Enhancement Tuesday 5 February 2013, 2.00-3.30 Ilina Singh (Department for Social Science, Health and Read the full article…

Voice-Hearing in the Middle Ages: Hilary Powell and Corinne Saunders at the Joint Special Interest Group for Psychosis (Durham University, 30 January 2013)

Durham University and Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust Joint Special Interest Group for Psychosis is open to all staff working in either the Trust or University and will be of particular interest to those working in ‘psychosis services’ or psychosis research. A warm welcome is also extended to any service users who Read the full article…

Meaning and Mindedness: Encounters between Philosophy and Psychoanalysis (Tavistock Seminar Series, 2013)

Meaning and Mindedness: Encounters between Philosophy and Psychoanalysis Tavistock Centre 120 Belsize Lane, Hampstead, NW3 7pm – 9pm Cost: £15 (some concessions) Seminar 1: Psychosis. 25th January 2013. Speaker: Richard Gipps (Clinical Psychologist; co-editor, The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry). Discussant: tba Seminar 2: Envy. 22nd February 2013. Speaker: Jonathan Lear (Professor of Philosophy, Read the full article…

Understanding Human Flourishing: A Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference (CfP, Conference, Durham University, 16-17 May 2013)

Understanding Human Flourishing: A Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference. Durham University, 16-17 May 2013 Keynote Speaker: Professor Stuart Murray, School of English and Centre for Medical Humanities, University of Leeds Panel of Academic Publishers: Professor Martyn Evans, Centre for Medical Humanities, Durham University;  Professor Brian Hurwitz, Centre for Humanities and Health, King’s College, London; Dr Deborah Read the full article…

Passion & Polemics: Six Videos from the Institute of Art and Ideas to provoke a medical humanities audience

The Institute of Art and Ideas (IaI) is committed to fostering a progressive and vibrant intellectual culture in the UK. The IaI is a charitable, not-for-profit organisation engaged in changing the current cultural landscape through the pursuit and promotion of big ideas, boundary-pushing thinkers and challenging debates. Below is a collection of video debates selected Read the full article…

The Agony & the Ecstasy (Institute of Art & Ideas Video Debate)

The Institute of Art and Ideas presents: The Agony & the Ecstasy The Issue: We take it for granted that eradicating pain is desirable. And since De Quincey remarked that a quarter of human misery was toothache, remarkable strides have indeed been made. But is it possible, and do we want, to eliminate pain and Read the full article…

The Ontology of Emotions (Workshop, Geneva, April 2013)

thumos, the Genevan research group on norms, values and emotions is pleased to announce an international workshop on: THE ONTOLOGY OF EMOTIONS, Geneva, 26th-27th April 2013 Confirmed speakers: MGF Martin, Matthew Soteriou, David Pineda, Joachim Schulte, Clare Mac Cumhaill, Edoardo Zamuner, Agnes Moors and Hitchem Naar. Motivation: It is quite natural to think that the Read the full article…