Raven becomes voracious: Tales of insatiable hunger (Launch of the Body and Being Network, Oxford 30 October 2014)

Raven becomes voracious: Tales of insatiable hunger Long ago in Haida country, in the time of the trickster Raven, lived a tribe and their prince – a prince who could never eat. Why was the prince perpetually satiated? What unlikely food awakened the prince’s hunger? And what role would Raven play in turning the prince’s Read the full article…

Ben Kasstan wins the Margaret Clark Award sponsored by the Association for Anthropology and Gerontology

Ben Kasstan, our blog reviews editor and PhD student in the Department of Anthropology at Durham has won the 2014 Margaret Clark award competition sponsored by the Association for Anthropology and Gerontology.  This award supports the continued pursuit of work following the example of Margaret Clark, a pioneer in the multidisciplinary study of socio-cultural gerontology Read the full article…

CALL FOR PAPERSOral Histories of Science, Technology and MedicineThe Annual Conference of the Oral History Society in conjunction with Royal Holloway University of London and the Oral History of British Science at the British Library, with support from the Wellcome TrustVenue: Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX, UKDate: Friday 10th- Saturday 11th Read the full article…

Oral Histories of Science, Technology & Medicine (CFP, Conference, Egham, Surrey, 10-11 July 2015)

CALL FOR PAPERSOral Histories of Science, Technology and MedicineThe Annual Conference of the Oral History Society in conjunction with Royal Holloway University of London and the Oral History of British Science at the British Library, with support from the Wellcome TrustVenue: Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX, UKDate: Friday 10th- Saturday 11th Read the full article…

I am not the cancer: Art Installation & Launch of Impact Report (London, 24 June 2014)

We are delighted to invite you to the inaugural showing of the I am not the cancer art installation, an experiential event which gives a unique insight in to the lives of women living with advanced breast cancer. By attending the event you will hear first-hand the unheard stories of three UK patient case studies talking openly about the stark Read the full article…

Anxieties of communication: the limits of narrative in the medical humanities

What is and should be the role of narrative in the medical humanities? Responding to Angela Woods’ 2011 paper The limits of narrative, Dr Claire McKechnie (Glasgow Centre for Population Health) advances the discussion in her recent article for the BMJ Medical Humanities journal “Anxieties of communication: the limits of narrative in the medical humanities.” Read the full article…

“The Last Asylum: A Memoir of Madness in Our Times” (Discussion, Birkbeck, 30 June 2014)

“The Last Asylum: A Memoir of Madness in Our Times” – Discussing the Issues Monday 30 June 2014   7.30pm – 9.30pm  Room 532, Birkbeck Main Building (Torrington Square) Barbara Taylor, with David Bell, Stephen Frosh, Rex Haigh and Lynne Segal Chaired by Sasha Roseneil  At this seminar, Barbara Taylor will speak about her recently published Read the full article…

Notes from Galveston 2014: Jac Saorsa, Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas Centre for Medical Humanities

Back in Galveston! Invited again by the wonderful folk at the University of Texas Centre for Medical Humanities to spend another month working here on the Drawing Women’s Cancer project (drawingcancer.wordpress.com), I am delighted to be back on the island and full of plans for how to use the month. It feels good to be Read the full article…

Patient knowledge and involvement in healthcare (Workshop, Lancaster, 12 May 2014)

Patient knowledge and involvement in healthcare Royal Institute of Philosophy Workshop Storey Institute, Lancaster Monday 12th May In recent years great efforts have been made to listen to “patient voices” in healthcare practice, research, and policy, but such initiatives have met with mixed success and many patients continue to feel that their view are overlooked Read the full article…

Philosophical Perspectives on Selfhood in Age-Related Dementia (Conference, Linköping Sweden, May 15-16 2014)

Philosophical Perspectives on Selfhood in Age-Related Dementia May 15-16, 2014 CEDER: Centre for Dementia Research Campus Norrköping, Linköping University, Sweden Thursday May 15 (Room: Täppan TP55) 9.30 Welcome and Introduction 9.35-10.35 Wim Dekkers, “Dementia and the Notion of Home: A Phenomenological Perspective” 10.35-11.35 Julian Hughes, “The Aesthetic Approach to Dementia” 11.35-13.00 Lunch 13.00-14.00 Kristin Zeiler, Read the full article…