Why the Humanities: Answers from the Cognitive and Neurosciences (CfP, Kent State University Ohio, 9-12 July 2015

The purpose of this conference is to highlight and enhance the contributions that humanities education makes to personal well being, responsible citizenship, and social justice. Recent studies in the cognitive and neurosciences indicate how humanities education can develop the following key cognitive and emotional capabilities that are essential not only for personal well being but Read the full article…

“Towards Neuro-Social Science: The Politics and Pragmatics of Collaboration” (Symposium, 11 December 2014, London)

“Towards Neuro-Social Science: The Politics and Pragmatics of Collaboration”: Neuroscience & Society Network Symposium When: Thursday December 11th, 9 1m-5 pm Where: Room 1.71, Franklin Wilkins Building, Waterloo Campus, King’s College London The more we experiment on and with the human brain and nervous system, the more we realize that our neurobiological inheritances are bound up with cultural, Read the full article…

The Human Sciences after the Decade of the Brain (CfP, Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz, 30-31March 2015)

Perspectives on the Neuro-Turn in the Social Sciences and the Humanities. Philosophy Department, Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz, Germany March 30 – March 31, 2015 CALL FOR ABSTRACTS It is now almost 25 years since the U.S. Congress authorized the then president, George Bush Sr., to proclaim the decade beginning January 1, 1990 as the Decade Read the full article…

Neuroscience and Social Science: Experimental Imaginations

This podcast was developed through Pod Academy – an open access podcasting initiative based in London. It features CMH’s Felicity Callard, the KCL-based sociologist Des Fitzgerald, and William Viney. This podcast is about the relations between the social sciences and the neurosciences, and what it might mean to do interdisciplinary work between these areas. Des Read the full article…

Music, Emotions and Well-being: historical and scientific perspectives (Conference, London, 20 June 2014)

Music, Emotions and Well-being: historical and scientific perspectives International Conference, 20 June 2014, Robin Brook Centre, Queen Mary University of London Organised by Penelope Gouk (Manchester), James Kennaway (Newcastle), Jacomien Prins (Warwick), and Wiebke Thormählen (Royal College of Music) Music is commonly treated as an emotional stimulant that can calm, console or energise. That music Read the full article…

First Hub Residency at Wellcome Collection to be led by CMH staff member Felicity Callard with CMH Affiliate Charles Fernyhough in Core Team

The Centre for Medical Humanities (CMH) is delighted to announce that first two-year £1m residency of The Hub at Wellcome Collection will be led by Dr Felicity Callard (Senior Lecturer in CMH and the Department of Geography), with Prof Charles Fernyhough (CMH Affiliate) as one of the core team (along with Claudia Hammond, Dr Daniel Read the full article…

“Brain Banquet”: Guerilla Science (London, 13–15 March 2014)

BRAIN BANQUET Feast your senses on the most complex thing in the universe: the human brain. From March 13-15 Guerilla Science will host a unique Brain Banquet in a long-forgotten World War 2 bunker transformed into an incarnation of the brain. With food design by the inimitable Blanch & Shock, guests will dine on a five-course banquet created Read the full article…

London Conference in Critical Thought 2014 (CfP, London, June 2014)

27-28 June 2014, Goldsmiths, University of London. CFP deadline: 10 March 2014. londoncritical.org The third annual London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT) will offer a space for an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas for scholars who work with critical traditions and concerns. It aims to provide opportunities for those who frequently find themselves at the margins Read the full article…

The Cultural History of Exhaustion – Review

This review of the Exhaustion conference appeared on the fantastic Sleep Cultures blog: “On 25 October 2013, the University of Kent hosted a one-day interdisciplinary conference on exhaustion, organized by Anna Katharina Schaffner (Comparative Literature, Kent) and funded by the Wellcome Trust, that brought together scholars from the arts, medicine, sociology, psychology, literary studies and Read the full article…

Neuroscience and Modern Fiction (CfP, Modern Fiction Studies, Deadline 1 February 2014)

Modern Fiction Studies Call for Papers: Upcoming Special Issue Neuroscience and Modern Fiction Guest Editor: Stephen J. Burn Deadline for Submissions: 1 February 2014 The Editors of MFS seek essays that consider how modern fiction has evolved in dialogue with the neuroscientific revolution. In the aftermath of the so-called “Decade of the Brain” (the 1990s), Read the full article…