Tackling the Mind-Body Problem When You Have a Mind-Body Problem

Tackling the Mind-Body Problem When You Have a Mind-Body Problem Dr Cleo Hanaway-Oakley, early career researcher and Knowledge Exchange Facilitator (Humanities) at the University of Oxford and founder of the Oxford Phenomenology Network, writes: The mind-body problem has fascinated me since school. In the sixth form I was introduced to Descartes, the father of dualism, Read the full article…

Medical Humanities’ perspectives on the phenomenology of auditory verbal hallucinations – Angela Woods (Public Lecture, Sheffield, 22 October 2014)

Medical Humanities Sheffield is proud to continue a series of open interdisciplinary lectures for students, staff and the general public. Conundrums, confounds and cacophonies: Medical Humanities’ perspectives on the phenomenology of auditory verbal hallucinations Dr. Angela Woods, University of Durham WEDNESDAY 22 October 2014 Council Room – Firth Court – 6 p.m. Improving our understanding Read the full article…

Phenomenology and Health (CfP, Interdisciplinary Symposium, Oxford, 27-28 March 2015)

Phenomenology and Health: An Interdisciplinary Symposium The Inaugural Conference of the Oxford Phenomenology Network TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities) University of Oxford, 27-28 March 2015 This two-day symposium seeks to explore the interrelations between phenomenology and health from a wide variety of perspectives. We aim to stimulate multi-disciplinary discussions between scholars of Read the full article…

Medical Humanities Seminar Series – Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (2014-5)

All lectures are open to the public and CPD is available for clinical practitioners. The programme for the coming academic year is as follows: Tuesday, 30 September 2014 | 16:00 | Trinity Long Room Hub Representing Posthuman Embodiment: Considering Disability and the Case of Aimee Mullins A lecture by Dr Luna Dolezal (Department of Philosophy, Read the full article…

Havi Carel appointed Chair at Bristol University

The Centre for Medical Humanities warmly congratulates Professor Havi Carel on her appointment to Chair in Philosophy at Bristol University. Professor Carel is one of the world’s leading phenomenologists of illness. She has conducted extensive investigations of the ways in which as embodied persons we experience illness primarily as a disruption of lived body rather 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 Future of the Body: Phenomenology, Medicine and the (Post)human (Conference, Trinity College Dublin, 19-20 June 2014)

The Future of the Body: Phenomenology, Medicine and the (Post)human Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin 19-20 June, 2014 Organised by Luna Dolezal (TCD) and Dylan Trigg (UCD) This conference will bring together leading scholars working in Philosophy,Medical Humanities, Medicine, and related disciplines whose work critically engages with the status of the body. Central to Read the full article…

‘Sleep / Agency / Activity’ Roundtable Discussion, Durham University, 8th May 2014 – Review

Patrick Levy, Philosophy PhD Candidate at Sussex University, writes: There is a certain degree of irony in a student of the philosophy of sleep sacrificing a substantial slice of sleep in order to attend a workshop on, amongst other things, sleep. With varying degrees of sleep deprivation (confessions of such abounded throughout the day) those Read the full article…

Fiction as Therapy: Towards a Neo-Phenomenological Theory of the Novel

Re-blogged from Research English at Durham:In the first lecture of a new British Academy series on The Novel in English, Professor Patricia Waugh reflects upon the recent rise of institutions such as the Reader Organisation, which encourages shared reading in therapeutic contexts such as hospitals and prisons. Taking this observation as a starting point, Waugh suggests that in recent years the 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…