Researcher positions: history of medicine and biomedical research (CfA, Science Museum, February 7, 2016)

The Science Museum is developing major new Medicine Galleries to showcase thousands of objects from our medicine collections for the next generation. Thanks to the initial financial support from the Wellcome Trust, the Heritage Lottery Fund, and the Wolfson Foundation, these six new galleries will open in 2019, transforming much of the first floor of Read the full article…

Going Global: Medical Humanities in Leeds

Following the New Generations workshop in Leeds in April 2015, New Generations Programme Members Victoria Bates and Fiona Johnstone write: What do the diaries of British POWs in South East Asia, crusader texts, and early modern cookbooks have in common? These are all subjects currently being researched by doctoral students in Leeds’ Centre for Medical Read the full article…

P.T. Research Assistant, Medical Humanities (CfA, University of Leeds, 31 July 2015)

‘Pasts, Presents and Futures of Medical Regeneration’ This position is funded by a Wellcome Trust Seed Award project in medical humanities led by Dr James Stark This multi-disciplinary project brings together researchers working across and beyond the medical humanities to explore the interactions between medicine, regeneration and society. In contemporary biomedical science “regenerative medicine” is Read the full article…

Palgrave Communications – a new open access journal committed to publishing research in the health and medical humanities

Palgrave Communications is a new high-quality, open access journal published by Palgrave Macmillan, that covers all fields of research within the social sciences, humanities and (HSS) business, including health and medical humanities.  Palgrave Communications’ broad scope reflects Palgrave Macmillan’s international reputation and strengths in HSS publishing. As well as being a multi-disciplinary outlet, the journal welcomes interdisciplinary Read the full article…

Patient and Public Involvement in Research: Theory and Practice (Kingston University and St George’s, University of London, Friday 12th June 2015)

The Centre for Public Engagement at the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education (Kingston University and St George’s, University of London) are running a series of courses on patient and public involvement in research. This course is designed primarily for researchers who either have an upcoming research project which requires PPI and/or researchers who Read the full article…

‘Human Subjects Research Regulation: Perspectives on the Future’ reviewed by Dr Andra le Roux-Kemp

‘Human Subjects Research Regulation: Perspectives on the Future’ edited by I. Glenn Cohen and Holly Fernandez Lynch (MIT Press, 2014). Human Subjects Research Regulation: Perspectives on the Future is a seminal work and a must-read for everybody involved in research pertaining to human beings.   This is a bold statement of mine and you may Read the full article…

New research from advanced breast cancer campaign ‘Here & Now’ reveals significant support gaps for patients

Research uncovers stark realities of life with advanced breast cancer (ABC) and the lack of support experienced by women living with the disease1 71% of patients say more could be done to improve access to new treatments1 Leading UK experts call for greater action to improve the level of care and support available to patients Read the full article…

Beyond Crisis: Visions for the New Humanities (Conference, Durham, July 7-8 2014)

The Centre for Humanities Innovation is pleased to announce that registrations are now open for their inaugural conference: Beyond Crisis: Visions for the New Humanities (July 7-8 2014, Durham University, Palatine Centre), featuring the following keynote presentations: Prof. Thomas Docherty (Warwick): Living on, living together: the humanities, the secular, democracy Prof. Robert Eaglestone (Royal Holloway): Read the full article…

More money will not stop the cancer epidemic – reflections by Dr Grazia De Michele

More money will not stop the cancer epidemic Dr. Grazia De Michele is a social and cultural historian. In 2010, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and since founded an Italian cancer activism blog ‘Le Amazzoni Furiose’ (The Furious Amazons) and remains an international partner of the Breast Cancer Consortium. This is the second contribution Read the full article…

Doctoral Studentship: ‘Representing Communities: Developing the Creative Power of People to Improve Health and Well-being’ at University of Leeds

A funding opportunity at the University of Leeds for someone wanting to do PhD research on how questions of community health and wellbeing interact with twentieth-century literary fictions. The doctoral researcher will conduct an in-depth study of health and wellbeing as they are conceptualised, contextualised and interrogated in contemporary (mid-late 20th and 21st century) British Read the full article…