Understanding and Communicating Pain (Public Lecture, 07 May 2014 and Workshop, 08 May 2014, Durham University)

Understanding and Communicating Pain: an interdisciplinary approach 07 May 2014, 6.00 – 8.00pm Calman Learning Centre, Durham University 08 May 2014, 9.00 – 3.00pm, Wolfson Research Institute, Durham University Pain is not just an individual physical or emotional experience. The ways in which it is represented and imagined, and the knowledges, beliefs and values that Read the full article…

Infant Feeding: Nurture and Nourishment (CfP, Seminar Series, Oxford University, Autumn 2014)

Infant Feeding: Nurture and Nourishment Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group Seminars Oxford University Michaelmas/Autumn Term 2014 Infant feeding has become an increasingly important area for research, with public health discourses underscoring declining breastfeeding rates, the dangers of colostrum avoidance early supplementary feeding and commerciogenic malnutrition. This seminar series will bring together ethnographic and historical case Read the full article…

Spirituality, Religion and the Medical Humanities (Postgraduate/ECR Network meeting, Durham, 13 March 2014)

Spirituality, Religion and the Medical Humanities Durham Centre for Medical Humanities / Wolfson PostGraduate & Early Career Research Network Meeting Thursday 13 March 2014, 2 pm – 3:30 pm Collier Room, Hild and Bede College, Durham University Note: We are still looking for 1 or 2 people to give a very informal opening talk (5-8 Read the full article…

G. Thomas Couser – ‘Narrating Disability Inside and Outside the Clinic: Or, Beyond Empathy’ (Seminar, Liverpool Hope, 12 March 2014)

Date: Wednesday 12 March, 2014 Time: 2.15pm–3.45pm Place: Eden 109, Liverpool Hope University, UK The persistent devaluing of the lives of disabled persons, as periodically manifested in news accounts of abuse and neglect, underscores the value of disability life writing. Outside the clinic, disability memoirs have become surprisingly popular; indeed, at least in the USA, Read the full article…

Jac Saorsa – Drawing on Subjectivity & Seen Voices (Masterclass and Seminar, Glasgow, 26 February 2014)

As part of the Scottish Health Humanities Seminar and Masterclass Series, Dr Jac Saorsa, independent visual artist and writer, will lead a masterclass followed by a seminar on 26th February 2014. I. Masterclass: Drawing on Subjectivity Wednesday 26 February 2014. 3.00-4.30pm The Creative Space, First Floor, G Block (Western Infirmary, Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G11 6NT Read the full article…

‘Multiple Methods and Unusual Experiences’ (Medical Humanities Postgraduate & ECR Network Event, Durham, Thursday 5 Dec 2013)

‘Multiple Methods and Unusual Experiences’ Centre for Medical Humanities Post-Graduate and Early Career Network Thursday, 5th December, 2-3:30 pm, CA113 Caedmon Building (on the Hild and Bede College/ School of Education campus, Durham University) Tea and cakes provided What does it mean to be part of a medical humanities community in which comparable themes and empirical Read the full article…

Metaphor in Health Communication workshop (Symposium, Lancaster University, 14 February 2014)

Metaphor in Health Communication workshop: One-day symposium at Lancaster University On 14 February 2014, Lancaster University, in collaboration with RaAM, will host a one-day symposium on metaphor and health communication. The day will feature seven talks and discussions with the audience. Confirmed speakers and titles are: Jonathan Charteris-Black (University of the West of England): Complex Read the full article…

Spirituality, Theology & Health Seminar Programme (2013, Durham University)

Spirituality, Theology & Health seminar programme (Michaelmas 2013) These seminars are open to all staff and students of Durham University and to the general public. However, please be aware that they are aimed at a postgraduate level and are therefore especially suitable for MA, PhD and DThM students, as well as for others engaged in Read the full article…

Medical Humanities Research Seminar Series at the University of Bristol

Medical Humanities Research Seminar Series University of Bristol 31 October 2013: Professor Ronald Schleifer (University of Oklahoma):  ‘The Fact and Experience of Pain: The Intersection of Science and Culture’  (G16, Cotham House) 26 November 2013: Dr Antonio Casado da Rocha (University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian): ‘Four Concepts of Patient Autonomy in Contemporary Spanish Read the full article…

The Things They Carried: Thinking about Objects in Colonial Nursing – Elaine Freedgood (Seminar, King’s College, 16 October 2013)

The Things They Carried: Thinking about Objects in Colonial Nursing Elaine Freedgood The first Centre for the Humanities & Health seminar of the academic year kicks off on Wednesday 16thOctober at 6.00pm in room K1.28 at the Strand Campus. In this seminar, we will think about the kinds of things nurses were advised to take to the colonies, including muslin for curtains, jugs, Read the full article…