Morality Symposium (CfP, Newcastle, 28 June 2018)

Sex, Death, Disease, Conflict: The State and Morality, 1864-1964 is a one-day symposium being held at Newcastle University. This event is particularly aimed at postgraduate and early career researchers. Confirmed keynote speaker is Caroline Sumpter (QUB). The Contagious Diseases Acts of the 1860s were a turning point in nineteenth-century state sanctions regarding morality. From this decade, Read the full article…

‘Moral Laboratories: Family Peril and the Struggle for a Good Life’ reviewed by Ezelle Sanford III

Moral Laboratories: Family Peril and the Struggle for a Good Life By Cheryl Mattingly (University of California Press, 2014).   Exploring the ethics of care, Cheryl Mattingly’s Moral Laboratories: Family Peril and the Struggle for a Good Life demonstrates that moral systems particularly in ordinary clinical settings is never universal. Mattingly demonstrates how anthropology, philosophy, Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Moral Laboratories: Family Peril and the Struggle for a Good Life’ by Cheryl Mattingly

We are pleased to offer for review ‘Moral Laboratories: Family Peril and the Struggle for a Good Life‘ by Cheryl Mattingly (University of California Press, 2014). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. ‘Moral Laboratories is an engaging ethnography and a groundbreaking foray into the anthropology of morality. It takes us on a journey Read the full article…

‘The Quest for a Moral Compass: A Global History of Ethics’ reviewed by Dr Thomas Lawrence Long

‘The Quest for a Moral Compass: A Global History of Ethics’ by Kenan Malik (Atlantic Books, 2014) In the final chapter of this global survey of ethical systems written for a popular audience, Kenan Malik recalls T. S. Eliot’s ‘Little Gidding’, which admonishes us that ‘to make an end is to make a beginning’. So Read the full article…