‘Examining troubling institutions and geographies at the nexus of care and control’ (CfP, Royal Geographical Society, 30 August – 2 September 2016)

Institutional spaces of care and control can be found in various settings, ranging from psychiatric establishments, centres of migrant detention, prisons, orphanages, but also encompassing environments such as schools or military academies. Building upon previous work into the geography of institutions and geography in institutions (Parr and Philo 2000: 514), we want to explore the Read the full article…

Medicine in its Place: Situating Medicine in Historical Contexts (Conference, University of Kent, 7-10 July, 2016)

Society for the Social History of Medicine Conference 2016 Hosted by the Centre for the History of Medicine, Ethics and Medical Humanities, University of Kent The Society for the Social History of Medicine hosts a major, biennial, international, and interdisciplinary conference. In 2016 it will explore the theme of place. The committee conceives ‘place’ in Read the full article…

Borders, Boundaries & Contexts: Defining Spaces in the History of Alcohol & Drugs (CFP, Conference, Bowling Green OH, 18-21 June 2015)

Call for Papers Borders, Boundaries & Contexts: Defining Spaces in the History of Alcohol & Drugs Alcohol and Drugs History Society Papers and panel proposals are invited for an international conference on the history of alcohol and drugs to be held at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, USA on June 18-21, 2015. Panel Read the full article…

‘The Experimental Hut: Hosting Vectors, Containing Practice’ /Seminar, Durham University/Geography, 12th March

Ann Kelly, Exeter University will be giving a seminar in Geography on ‘The Experimental Hut: Hosting Vectors, Containing Practice’ at 2pm on Weds 12th March in room W010. All welcome. “Designed to simulate malaria transmission on the domestic scale, the experimental hut is an instrument of entomological research constructed in the fashion of indigenous homes, Read the full article…

Space and Place in the Health Humanities, plus a Masterclass on the Geography of a Dance Intervention – Prof Sarah Atkinson (Seminar, Edinburgh, 23 Jan 2014)

The sixth Scottish Health Humanities Seminar and Masterclass will be on Thursday 23 January 2014. Prof Sarah Atkinson, Deptartment of Geography, Durham University. Co-Director of Belief, Understanding and Wellbeing, Wolfson Research Institute, and Associate Director, Centre for Medical Humanities Public Seminar: Space and Place in the Health and Medical Humanities Thursday 23 January 2014, 3:30-5:00pm The Old Library, Read the full article…

“Feeling Space: Towards a History of Emotion, Affect, & Space” (CFP, Conference, Copenhagen, 6–7 December 2013)

Feeling Space: Towards a History of Emotion, Affect, and Space Call for Papers Workshop at the University of Copenhagen, December 6th and 7th 2013 Keynote speakers: Professor Monique Scheer, University of Tübingen and Professor Tim Cresswell from Royal Holloway University of London The spatial dimension of emotions and affect is currently attracting increased attention among historians employing a wide range of theoretical Read the full article…

Design, the Health Humanities, and the Community (CfP, Symposium, Alberta Canada, May 24-25)

Join us in Edmonton for this unique interdisciplinary symposium in which we will explore how we can engage the health humanities to help us work collaboratively across disciplines and communities, to imagine and design innovative and transformative processes, communications, products, environments, services and experiences that can help to promote our collective health and well-being! This Read the full article…

Asylum and Post-Asylum Spaces: Contemporary and historical perspectives on ‘shelter, treatment and care’ (Workshop, Glasgow, 30 January 2013)

Dr Jennifer Laws (postdoctoral researcher in the Centre for Medical Humanities) is one of the co-organizers of the second of a 2-part collaborative seminar between the Universities of Durham and Glasgow on ‘Asylum and Post-Asylum Spaces’. The purpose of the two events has been to explore new and emerging approaches to asylum and post-asylum landscapes Read the full article…

Affect, memory, and the transmission of trauma (CFP, Conference, London, 15 March 2013)

Call For Papers: Affect, memory, and the transmission of trauma 15 March 2013 Goldsmiths College, London Keynote speakers: Professor Valerie Walkerdine, Cardiff University and Dr. Lisa Blackman, Goldsmiths College This interdisciplinary conference explores the connections between affect, memory, and trauma, and examines their crucial role in how we construct our individual and collective identities. We aspire to Read the full article…

Home Space: Public and private in new welfare settings (Seminar, Milton Keynes, UK, 11 December 2012)

ESRC Seminar on Home Space: Public and private in new welfare settings Tuesday 11 December, 10 – 4.30pm, the Open University, Milton Keynes, UK, MK7 6AA The first of this ESRC series of seminars is now open for registration.  The series will bring together a multi-disciplinary group of researchers, policy-makers and practitioners to explore feelings of Read the full article…