Conference Review

On Knowledge in the Medical Humanities: Reflections from the Association of Medical Humanities Conference in Sofia, Bulgaria (27-29 June, 2018)

Maryam Golafshani writes: Last week I attended the Association of Medical Humanities’ annual conference. The conference was hosted at the Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria with the theme of ‘Shadows and Ashes’ derived from the Roman poet Horace’s famous description of humans as ‘pulvis et umbra sumus’. The conference opened Read more…

Conferences and Symposiums

Subjectivity, Self-Narratives and the History of Emotions Masterclass (Call for ECR Participants, University of Sussex, 16-18 January 2019)

  Where many History of Emotions studies have focused on norms and discourses, this event asks how we can explore how thoughts and feelings could be articulated, expressed and repressed through what is understood as individual subjectivities. This approach is crucial if we are to understand why people act in Read more…

Conferences and Symposiums

Epistemic Petrification Conference (Bristol, 2-3 July 2018)

Last chance to register for this conference, organised by Havi Carel (Bristol) and Robbie Duschinsky (Cambridge), which brings together philosophers, psychologists, and health professionals to explore epistemic failure and petrification. Against an idealised and de-contextualised image of human epistemology, the conference will examine the role of epistemic pathology and dysfunction in philosophy and Read more…

Seminars and Lectures

Altogether Immune: Modernism and Immunology (Talk, Durham, 28 June 2018)

Dr Maebh Long (Senior Lecturer, University of Waikato, New Zealand) will be presenting a paper entitled Altogether Immune: Modernism and Immunology, which is part of an exciting new research project that is pressing the boundaries of Modernist Studies and the Medical Humanities in fascinating ways. Her talk will take place at 16.00 on Thursday, 28 June Read more…

Conferences and Symposiums

Registration now open: 2nd NNMHR Congress (Conference, Leeds, 20-21 September 2018)

The Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research (NNMHR) was founded in 2013 with the purpose of connecting individuals and institutions working in this dynamic area of interdisciplinary research. The network numbers scholars, practitioners, health professionals, artists and health advocates amongst its members and held its first Congress at Durham University Read more…

Workshops

“Qui a peur des humanités médicales ?”/ “Who’s afraid of medical humanities?” (Workshop, Paris, 18 June 2018)

Le projet Paré at Sorbonne University is organising a one-day workshop on June 18th 2018, with talks in both English and French. Speakers include Angela Woods (Durham University) : “Collaboration in the Critical Medical Humanities”, Hervé Chneiweiss (CNRS, président du comité d’éthique de l’INSERM): “L’éthique à l’ère de la médecine génomique” and Laurens de Read more…

Call for Papers

Substance Use and Abuse in the Long Nineteenth Century (CfP, Edge Hill University, 13-14 September 2018)

  This two-day interdisciplinary conference examines the changing roles of drugs and chemical substances in the history, literature and medical discourses of the long nineteenth century. Speakers include Professor Susan Zieger, University of California Riverside, Dr Noelle Plack, Newman University and Dr Douglas Small, University of Glasgow. ‘The body (follow me Read more…

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