Opportunities

Fully-Funded PhD Studentship in French and the Medical Humanities at Nottingham Trent University

PhD Studentship in French Literature/Culture (including cinema) with a focus on the Medical Humanities. Proposals investigating the following areas within this field are particularly welcome: representations of illness; disease; pain; trauma; disability; old age; mourning; care/caring/carer. A background in literary/critical theory is helpful. Specific qualifications include a 2:1 in French Read more…

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Conferences and Symposiums

The Medicalization of Old Age (Participatory Event, Lancaster, 28 November 2013)

Lancaster University Centre for Ageing Research Ageing and Health: Breaking Down Boundaries  The Medicalization of Old Age Thursday November 28th 2013 This participatory event engages with Keynote speakers: Paul Higgs, Professor of the Sociology of Ageing, University College London Dr Joao Pedro De Magalhaes, Institute of Integrative Biology of Ageing, University of Liverpool.(tbc) Read more…

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Think Piece

Winter Fires

Mike White writes: No-one understands participatory arts practice better than Francois Matarasso and he has just published a pocket-size reflection on art and agency in old age entitled Winter Fires.  This slim volume is cogent, congenially illustrated and available free of charge through The Baring Foundation website. The CMH invited Read more…

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Call for Papers

What is Old Age? New perspectives from the humanities (CfP, Conference, Warwick, 23 Feb 2013)

Abstracts are invited from scholars from any area of the humanities, for this one-day interdisciplinary conference, taking place on Saturday 23 February 2013 at the University of Warwick. This one-day conference will draw on the expertise of scholars from across the humanities to offer new perspectives on the ways in which we define and explain old Read more…

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Conferences and Symposiums

Ageing and Dying: An international workshop (Venice, 15-16 September 2012)

The Leverhulme project on Bioethics and Biopolitics presents: Ageing and Dying: An international workshop The University of Warwick in Venice Palazzo Pesaro Papafava, Calle de la Rachetta, Cannaregio 3764, Venice, Italy. Speakers include Keith Ansell-Pearson (University of Warwick)– “An Epicurean Attachment to Life: Nietzsche on the Banality of Death ». Read more…

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Call for Papers

Pain and Old Age: Three Centuries of Suffering in Silence? (CFP, Conference, Birkbeck, 27 October 2012)

PAIN AND OLD AGE: THREE CENTURIES OF SUFFERING IN SILENCE? Public Conference:  27 October 2012 Call for Papers The Birkbeck Pain Project and the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, University of London. Organised by Visiting Fellow to the Birkbeck Pain Project, Prof. Lynn Botelho (Department of History, Indiana University of Read more…

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Call for Papers

Pain and Old Age: 3 Centuries of Suffering in Silence? (CFP, Conference, Birkbeck, October 2012)

PAIN AND OLD AGE: 3 CENTURIES OF SUFFERING IN SILENCE? Public Conference:  27 October 2012 The Birkbeck Pain Project and the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities Birkbeck College, University Organised by Visiting Fellow to the Birkbeck Pain Project, Prof. Lynn Botelho (Department of History, Indiana University of Pennsylvania) According to Read more…

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Centre for Medical Humanities