Augmented Selves: Disability, Care and the Posthuman (Workshop, Leeds, 13 June 2017)

An afternoon workshop Tuesday June 13th, 12-5pm, Alumni Room, School of English, University of Leeds Join the Augmenting the Body project team for our final event of the 2016-2017 academic year: a half-day workshop featuring papers on microchimerism and temporality, transplantation and disability, psychostimulants and work. Programme: 12 noon-1pm: Lunch 1-2pm: Margrit Shildrick 2.15-3.45pm: Panel with Read the full article…

The Chronic: Temporality, Care and Health Research (Symposium, Birkbeck University, 17 March 2016)

Supported by The Wellcome Trust, Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, Independent Social Research Foundation and the Department of Psychosocial Studies Morning session (10am – 12.30pm) Room B04, 43 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PD. Afternoon session (1.30pm – 5pm) Room B34, Malet Street main Building, London, WC1E 7HX. Torrington Square main entrance Free event open to all: Book your Read the full article…

Mel Y. Chen – Unpacking Intoxication, Racializing Disability

William Viney writes – This is the third of five posts introducing individual papers from a special issue of Medical Humanities, edited by myself, Felicity Callard, and Angela Woods. A more general overview of the special issue can be found here. In “Unpacking Intoxication, Racializing Disability” Mel Y. Chen shows how concepts such as ‘toxicity’ and Read the full article…

Time and Temporality Network (Workshop, Warwick, 13th June 2014)

We are pleased to announce the second meeting of the Time and Temporality Network, a one-day workshop focusing on temporality in relation to medicine and what might be called disordered or atypical experiences of the body and mind. ​ The workshop will take place at the University of Warwick on Friday 13th June 2014. Speakers Read the full article…

“Shifting Temporalities in Biomedicine” (CFP, International Summer School, Roscoff, France, 5–10 October 2013)

Call for Proposals International Summer School, 5-10 October 2013 in Roscoff (France) *Shifting Temporalities in Biomedicine* The meaning of medicine has been transformed over the course of the 20th century: it has become biomedicine on a molecular basis. Based on novel and partly disruptive technologies, biomedicine has ventured into new spheres of interpretation not just Read the full article…