Seminars and Lectures

‘Embracing Vulnerability: Reflections on Healing and Incurable Illness’ Prof S. Kay Toombs (Public Lecture, Bristol, 22 May 2012)

Royal Institute of Philosophy & UWE Applied Philosophy Research Group presents: Prof S. Kay Toombs (Baylor University) ‘Embracing Vulnerability: Reflections on Healing and Incurable Illness’ Date: Tuesday 22 May 2012 Venue: Waterside 3, The Watershed, 1 Canon’s Way, City Centre, Bristol Time: 18:00-19:30 Cost: Free Register via email to Havi Read more…

Call for Papers

Narrative medicine and rare diseases (CFP, International Congress, Rome, 4 June 2012)

The First International Congress “Narrative medicine and rare diseases” will be held on 4 June 2012, at the Italian National Institute of Health (Aula Pocchiari, Viale Regina Elena 299, Rome, Italy). The Congress aims (i) to promote narrative medicine applied to rare diseases among health practitioners and patients, (ii) to stimulate new theoretical approaches Read more…

Conferences and Symposiums

First-Person Writing, Four-Way Reading – Conference Papers now available for download

First-Person Writing, Four-Way Reading was a three-day interdisciplinary research conference run by the European Science Foundation and Birkbeck College in December 2011. The conference combined four disciplinary perspectives on ‘first-person writing’: literature, history, medical humanities & ethnography. Presentations are now available from the conference web site, including my paper “Schizophrenia Read more…

Call for Papers

16th Annual Conference of Emerging and New Research in Geographies of Health and Impairment (CFP, Postgraduate Conference, UCL, 10-11 September 2012)

16th Annual Conference of Emerging and New Research in Geographies of Health and Impairment(ENRGHI) 10th-11th September 2012 University College London (with Queen Mary, University of London) ENRGHI is a conference run for and by post graduate and early career researchers, with the support of the Geography of Health Research Group Read more…

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