Call for Reviews

Call for Review: ‘Caring for Strangers: Filipino Medical Workers in Asia’ by Megha Amrith.

We are delighted to offer Caring for Strangers by Megha Amrith (Nias Press, 2017) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. Caring for Strangers explores the personal narratives, experiences and aspirations of Filipino medical workers living and working in Singapore and beyond. Today, the Philippines has become one of the Read more…

Book Review

‘Children as Caregivers: The Global Fight against Tuberculosis and HIV in Zambia’ reviewed by Dr Koreen Reece.

‘Children as Caregivers: The Global Fight against Tuberculosis and HIV in Zambia’ by Jean Hunleth (Rutgers University Press, 2017). In Children as Caregivers: The Global Fight against TB and HIV in Zambia, Jean Hunleth provides a detailed account of the often invisible care-work that children undertake, the interdependencies their care Read more…

Book Review

‘Care in the Past: Archaeological and Interdisciplinary Perspectives’ reviewed by Dr Sophie Newman

Care in the Past: Archaeological and Interdisciplinary Perspectives edited By Lindsay Powell, William Southwell-Wright, and Rebecca Gowland (Oxbow Books, 2017). This volume showcases research that neatly synthesises not only how past communities may have provided care, but also why this caring impetus could have arisen. Born from a one-day conference Read more…

Conferences and Symposiums

Discourses of Care: Care in Media, Medicine and Society (Conference, University of Glasgow, 5-7 September 2016)

Keynote speakers: Eva Feder Kittay, Stony Brook University NY Andrew Kötting, artist and filmmaker, University for the Creative Arts This Wellcome-funded interdisciplinary conference aims to support and foster collaborative work in relation to media and questions of care and well-being, focusing on care and care giving as critical concepts. Bringing Read more…

Conferences and Symposiums

‘Discourses of Care: Care in Media, Medicine and Society’ (CfP, University of Glasgow, 5-7 September 2016)

This Wellcome-funded interdisciplinary conference aims to support and foster collaborative work in relation to media and questions of care and well-being, focusing on care and care giving as critical concepts. Bringing together scholars from film and television studies, medical humanities, disability studies, and philosophy, we will debate how understandings of Read more…

Conferences and Symposiums

Care in Practice: On the Philosophy and Implementation of Care Ethics (Conference, University of Sheffield, 1st – 2nd June, 2016)

This is an international conference on care ethics, viewed from the perspective of philosophers and those engaged in medical practice. Humanities Research Institute, Sheffield: directions Programme Wednesday 1st June 10.00-11.15 Elianna Fetterolf (Oxford) and Miranda Fricker (Sheffield): ‘Epistemic Justice as a Virtue of Healthcare Professionals’ 11.15-11.45  Tea/coffee 11.45-1.00 Tove Pettersen Read more…

Call for Papers

‘Examining troubling institutions and geographies at the nexus of care and control’ (CfP, Royal Geographical Society, 30 August – 2 September 2016)

Institutional spaces of care and control can be found in various settings, ranging from psychiatric establishments, centres of migrant detention, prisons, orphanages, but also encompassing environments such as schools or military academies. Building upon previous work into the geography of institutions and geography in institutions (Parr and Philo 2000: 514), Read more…

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