Wild or Domesticated – Uncanny in Historical and Contemporary Perspectives to Mind (CfP, Helsinki, September 20-22, 2016)

An interdisciplinary conference organized by Mind and the Other Research Project Helsinki, Finland (The House of Science and Letters)  Keynote speakers: Tanya Luhrmann Simo Knuuttila, University of Helsinki Diana Espirito Santo, The Pontifical Catholic University of Chile Uncanny experiences, the search for the inexplicable, or the belief in supernatural beings or universal energies trigger disputes Read the full article…

Mind, Value and Mental Health (Int’l Conference, University of Oxford, 25 July 2015)

A one-day international conference delivered by renowned experts in the field through keynote lectures. Willing Addicts? Drinkers, Dandies, Druggies and other Dionysians: Owen Flanagan (James B Duke Professor and Professor of Neurobiology, Duke University, USA) This talk will discuss the reasons some addicts choose addiction rather than “recovery”, whether addiction is always a disorder, and Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Brains: The Mind as Matter’ (2012) by Marius Kwint and Richard Wingate (Wellcome Collection).

With a view to broadening the scope of medical humanities and established ideas of what this field entails, we are pleased to offer ‘Brains’ for review. Published by the Wellcome Collection,  this book is mindfully and creatively exhibited and would be suited to students, academics, practitioners as well as artists of anatomy.  Snapped up! Stay tuned Read the full article…

King Lear in a Kelp Store: An Interdisciplinary Convivium on Papay Westray

Professor Jane Macnaughton writes: How was it that a group of ten philosophers, doctors, lawyers, a priest and an anthropologist, ended up playing Act 1 Scene 1 of King Lear in a renovated kelp (seaweed) store on the Island of Papa Westray, one of the most northerly of the Orkney Islands?  We were there by Read the full article…

Storytelling and the Sciences of Mind: Toward a Transdisciplinary Approach

David Herman writes: I feel very fortunate indeed to be joining the Department of English Studies at Durham University, which is chock full of brilliant scholars doing cutting-edge research and teaching. Equally pathbreaking work is being done under the auspices of Durham’s Centre for Medical Humanities, so I am doubly honored to have this opportunity Read the full article…