Connections and Communities in Health and Medicine (CfP, Conference, Canada, September 12-14 2013)

Manitoba-Northwest Ontario-Minnesota-Saskatchewan (MOMS) & Society for the Social History of Medicine Postgraduate/Early Career History of Medicine Conference September 12th-14th, 2013 University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada Connections and Communities in Health and Medicine In September 2013 the University of Saskatchewan will host the Society for the Social History of Medicine (SSHM) Postgraduate/Early Career Conference in conjunction Read the full article…

Log off, power down, drop out: The public health politics of electrosensitivity

The question of whether the raised levels of electromagnetic radiation accompanying modern living are bad for our health may prove to be the health debate of our age. Nicholas Blincoe’s report Electrosensitivity: Is Technology Killing Us? in The Guardian Weekend (30 March 2013), nourishes appreciation of approaches dear to medical humanities in two interlocking ways. Read the full article…

Mike White on “Acting local, thinking global in arts and health”

Mike White, Senior Research Fellow in Arts and Health in the Centre for Medical Humanities at Durham University, sets out the case for community based arts and health in a recent article for ANIMATED – The Community Dance Magazine: “The most resonant image, for me, from the post-modernist jamboree of the Olympics opening ceremony was Read the full article…

Body Knowledge: Medicine and the Humanities in Conversation (CfP, Conference, Johannesburg, September 2013)

Body Knowledge: Medicine and the Humanities in Conversations 2-4 September 2013 Medical Humanities Research Group at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER), University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg Conference Organizers: Dr Catherine Burns and Dr Ashlee Neser In South Africa (and indeed on the African continent as a whole) there is not a Read the full article…

International Society of Critical Health Psychology (CfP,8th Biennial Conference, Bradford July 2013)

The 8th Biennial Conference of the International Society of Critical Health Psychology (ISCHP) will be held at the University of Bradford in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, 22nd-24th July 2013. This conference is being organised by a consortium comprising the universities of Bradford, Huddersfield, Leeds Metropolitan and Manchester Metropolitan. Held every two years, the ISCHP conference provides Read the full article…

Social Enterprise, Social Innovation and Care (CfP, Conference, Durham University, April 2013)

Social Enterprise, Social Innovation and Care 17-18 April 2013 Lindisfarne Centre, St. Aidan’s College, Durham University We call for papers that explore the intersections of social enterprise, social innovation and care within the contemporary landscape of social policy, practice and governance. Social enterprise and social innovation are widely touted as significant forces within contemporary governance. Read the full article…

The Politics of Non-Communicable Diseases in the Global South (CfP, Conference, August 2013)

Call for Papers The Politics of Non-Communicable Diseases in the Global South Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference 28-30 August 2013 Royal Geographical Society and Imperial College, London. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), from cancer and diabetes to respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, are not only the leading cause of death worldwide, they now also disproportionately Read the full article…

Passion & Polemics: Six Videos from the Institute of Art and Ideas to provoke a medical humanities audience

The Institute of Art and Ideas (IaI) is committed to fostering a progressive and vibrant intellectual culture in the UK. The IaI is a charitable, not-for-profit organisation engaged in changing the current cultural landscape through the pursuit and promotion of big ideas, boundary-pushing thinkers and challenging debates. Below is a collection of video debates selected Read the full article…

Psychiatric patients and treatments on screen: militantism, care and processes of subjectivation (Conference, Paris, 5-6 Dec 2012)

Psychiatric patients and treatments on screen is an International conference organized by Nausica Zaballos (EHESS Paris), Jean-François Coffin (Paris V Descartes, Centre Alexandre Koyré), Alessandro Manna (IRIS). The aim of the conference is to provide the opportunity for scholars from different fields of research to study how the cinematic representation of psychiatric patients and treatments Read the full article…