BodyCapital Inaugural Conference 2017 (CfA, Strasbourg, 23-25 February 2017)

The ERC BodyCapital research group is pleased to launch a call for applications for Student and Junior Scholar travel grants to the upcoming conference: “The healthy self as body capital. Individuals, market-based societies and body politics in visual twentieth century Europe”. The health perceptions and practices of individuals changed tremendously during a twentieth century in Europe characterized Read the full article…

The Anatomy of the Image (CfP – updated, Conference, Monash University, 16-18 February 2017)

This international conference wishes to create a broader context for analysing cultural, literary, scientific and political constructions of the (bio)medical body. We therefore seek to generate interest in the topic from a wide range of disciplines from anthropology, history, media theory, literature, art history, film, political studies, socials sciences, criminology, law and medicine. We would like Read the full article…

The Anatomy of the Image (CfP – updated, Int’l Conference, Monash University, 16-18 February, 2017)

Perspectives on the (Bio)medical Body in Science, Literature, Culture and Politics by organizers Associate Professor A. Fliethmann, Associate Professor R. Kokanovic, Dr. C. Weller The conference wishes to create a broader context for analysing cultural, literary, scientific and political constructions of the (bio)medical body, and therefore seeks to generate interest in the topic from a Read the full article…

Visual and Material Culture and an Old Anatomy School – Trinity College Dublin

Fiona Johnstone reports on the latest New Generations in Medical Humanities workshop, hosted by Trinity College Dublin in June 2015: AUTOPSY 1. Seeing with one’s own eyes, eye-witnessing; personal observation or inspection. 2. Inspection of a dead body, so as to ascertain by actual inspection its internal structure, and esp. to find out the cause Read the full article…

The Encyclopédie Vivante of Dr. Thibert (Seminar, Durham University, 29th October 2015)

Seminar by Dr Anna Maerker (Kings College, London) Durham University Department of Philosophy Weekly Research Seminar  Abstract: The nineteenth century saw an explosion of experimental new ways to visualise the (normal and pathological) body in two and three dimensions; from the detachable wooden model of a man by the Florentine naturalist Felice Fontana to projections Read the full article…

Visual Culture in Medical Humanities workshop, Durham, 18th June 2015

Fiona Johnstone – ISSF Wellcome Postdoctoral Research Fellow and New Generations Programme member reports on the Visual Culture in Medical Humanities workshop: Recent developments suggest that it might be possible to speak of a ‘visual turn’ within the medical humanities, a field which has, to date, been dominated by the written or spoken word; consider Read the full article…

Summer School Workshop on Environments/Visual Culture (CfP, Durham University, 8 July 2015)

The Centre for Visual Arts and Cultures, Durham University, invites applications from doctoral students for a Summer School Workshop on Wednesday 8th July 2015 on the theme Environments/Visual Culture.  It precedes a two-day conference on Portable Landscapes. Up to 20 places are available.  Those wishing to attend should send a one-page CV together with a one-page proposal Read the full article…

Visual Culture in Medical Humanities (Workshop, Durham University, 18th June)

This one-day workshop is designed to explore the intricate connections between two dynamic fields and the ways in which fruitful collaborations could be set up between them. It will also invite participants to consider the question ‘where next?’ What research projects might we be able to nurture by paying attention to visual culture in medical Read the full article…

Collect, Exchange, Display: Artistic Practice and the Medical Museum (CFP, Conference, London, 6 June 2014)

CFP: Collect, Exchange, Display: Artistic Practice and the Medical Museum (London, 6 June 2014) For hundreds of years, medical collections have been sites of medical and artistic exchange. Not only were many of their contents created by artists and physicians, but the collections were also often compiled by doctors, who were themselves artistes manqués. Although Read the full article…