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 and an MA/MRes in French Read the full article…

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) Dr Kieran Breen, Director of Research & Read the full article…

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 Francois to Durham last autumn Read the full article…

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 age.  It will also consider Read the full article…

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 ». Frédéric Worms (Université de Lille3/CIEPFC) Read the full article…

What Kind of Old Would You Like to Be? Mike White on Art and Older People

“What kind of old would you like to be? Exergetic, enthusiastic and vibrant, or lonely, reclusive and bored? We want to be the best, but how? The answer is art, says Mike White, a senior research fellow in arts in health at the University of Durham…” Read more from “The Art of Living Well as Read the full article…

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 Pennsylvania)  According to the British Read the full article…

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 the British Pain Society, ‘pain Read the full article…