Call for Papers

Vice and Virtue: the Rise of Self-Tracking Technologies and the Moralising of ‘Health’ Behaviours (CfP, Switzerland, 10-13 May 2016

Attendance for this seminar, located at the Brocher Foundation in Switzerland, is free but registration is essential as places are limited. Please email Becky Brown if you would like to attend. Seminar Abstract A growing market for new digital technologies, including ‘wearable technology,’ smart phone apps, and other self-monitoring devices, Read more…

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Book Review

‘Postphenomenological Investigations: Essays on Human-Technology Relations’ reviewed by Dr Megan Wainwright

‘Postphenomenological Investigations: Essays on Human-Technology Relations’ edited by Robert Rosenberger & Peter-Paul Verbeek (Lexington Books, 2015). Postphenomenology is a philosophical approach, consisting of a set of ‘tools’ and theories for thinking about human-technology relations. It represents an intermeshing of phenomenology and American pragmatism. First developed by philosopher Don Ihde, it is now a well-established Read more…

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Call for Papers

Reconfiguring Human and Non-Human: Texts, Images and beyond (CfP, University of Jyväskylä, 29‒30 October, 2015)

In recent years, scholars of different fields have turned their gaze to the complex relations between humans and non-humans. Theorists and thinkers of ecocriticism, animal ethics, queer studies, disability studies and numerous other disciplines have challenged the humanist notions that place (certain kinds of) human beings above all the “other” Read more…

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Call for Papers

‘Prosthetics and the Prosthetic Metaphor’ – Next Meeting of Durham’s Postgraduate & Early Career Researcher Network (CfP Seminar, Durham, 27th November, 2 – 3.30pm)

Prosthetics and the Prosthetic Metaphor Thursday 27th November 2014, 2 pm – 3:30 pm Collier Room, Hild and Bede College, Durham University The first meeting of the CMH/Wolfson Postgraduate and Early Career Medical Humanities Network for the 2014/2015 academic year is coming up. Our new network convener is Dr. Luna Read more…

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Centre for Medical Humanities