Reviewer needed: ‘Aftershock: The Untold Story of Surviving Peace’ by Matthew Green

We are pleased to offer for review ‘Aftershock: The Untold Story of Surviving Peace‘ by Matthew Green (Portobello Books, 2015). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. Over the last decade, we have sent thousands of people to fight on our behalf. But what happens when these soldiers come back home, having lost Read the full article…

‘War, Art, and Surgery: The Work of Henry Tonks and Julia Midgley’ reviewed by Professor Duncan Geddes

‘War, Art and Surgery: The work of Henry Tonks & Julia Midgley’ edited by Samuel J.M.M Alberti (London: Royal College of Surgeons, 2014). ‘The only people with a right look are those who can do something […] the rest are voyeurs.’  To mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, the Hunterian Museum Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘War, Art, and Surgery: The work of Henry Tonks & Julia Midgley’ edited by Samuel Alberti

Edited by Samuel Alberti (Royal College of Surgeons of England), ‘War, Art, and Surgery’ provides the first full illustrated catalogue of the Royal College of Surgeons collection of works by Henry Tonks and artwork created by Julia Midgley – with short essays and testimonies from personnel involved. The book falls on the heels of the celebrated exhibition held at Read the full article…

Painting Portraits: A Review

William Viney writes: There’s an old West Country joke of which I’ve grown fond: a Booker Prize winning novelist and a professor of clinical neurophysiology walk into a museum. There, they speak about faces, trauma, compassion, art, writing, experiment, and the First World War and, at the end, they agree they’re onto a good thing.As Read the full article…

The Medical History of the 1st World War in Europe (Conference, Leeds, 17-18 October 2013)

The Medical History of the First World War in Europe Centre for Medical Humanities, University of Leeds 17th-18th October, 2013 For full details click here. To register click here.   Provisional Programme Thursday, 17th October, 2013 9:00     Registration 9:45     Welcome – Jessica Meyer 10:00   Wounds and Wounding Sophie Delaporte (University of Picardie Jules Verne): Title Read the full article…

White Shoes and Kimonos: Nursing In the Middle East during the First World War – Nadia Atia (Seminar, London, 25 June 2013)

Nadia Atia, Lecturer in World Literature at Queen Mary, University of London, will be giving the Centre for the Humanities and Health Seminar on 25th June, 17:30-19:00 on the topic ‘White Shoes and Kimonos: Nursing in the Middle East during the First World War’. The seminar will be held in K2.31, King’s Building, King’s College Read the full article…

Homeric Epic and the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – Jonathan Shay (Public Lecture, Durham, Tuesday 18 June 2013)

Homeric Epic and the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Jonathan Shay Tuesday 18 June 2013, 5.30 pm (please note correct date) Room CG60 Department of Chemistry, Lower Mountjoy, Durham University (please note changed location) Slide from the 2002 Documentary Achilles in Vietnam http://www.achillesinvietnam.com/ Dr Jonathan Shay will talk about the relevance of Homeric epic to Read the full article…

Homeric Epic and the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – Jonathan Shay (Public Lecture, Durham, 18 June 2013)

Homeric Epic and the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Jonathan Shay Tuesday 18 June 2013, 5.30 pm Hogan Lovells Lecture Theatre, Durham Law School, Palatine Centre, Durham University Slide from the 2002 Documentary Achilles in Vietnam http://www.achillesinvietnam.com/ Dr Jonathan Shay will talk about the relevance of Homeric epic to his ground-breaking clinical work on the Read the full article…

“Science & Society”: History of Science, Medicine, & Technology Postgrad Conference (Oxford, 7 June 2013)

The Wellcome Unit for the History Medicine, University of Oxford is pleased to announce the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology Postgraduate Conference 2013 Science and Society will take place on  7 June 2013 at 10:00-17:00 At the History Faculty Lecture Theatre, George Street, Oxford Science and society have been codependently constructed.  The Wellcome Unit’s annual postgraduate conference seeks to Read the full article…

International War and Women Conference (CFP, Conference, July 3-5 2012, Greece)

The First Annual INTERNATIONAL WOMEN AND WAR CONFERENCE July 3-5, 2012 Hydra Island,GREECE CALL FOR PAPERS/WORKSHOPS/VIDEOS/FILMS We are pleased to announce The First Annual International Women & War Conference. This three-day  conference will examine the experience of women in war, past and present, using  ancient Greek drama as a means of inciting international discourse on Read the full article…