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…

Book Review

‘The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities’ reviewed by Dr Stella Bolaki

The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities, edited by Anne Whitehead and Angela Woods. Associate editors: Sarah Atkinson, Jane Macnaughton and Jennifer Richards (Edinburgh University Press, 2016). The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities is an epic, much-awaited collection of essays that brings together an impressive list of Read more…

Seminars and Lectures

What’s critical about the critical medical humanities? (Lunchtime talk, Birkbeck University of London, 6 October 2016)

The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities is a collection of thirty-six essays outlining a compelling new vision for medical humanities scholarship. In this talk, general editors Anne Whitehead and Angela Woods will discuss the different meanings and configurations of a critical medical humanities and what these open up for the future of Read more…

Call for Reviews

Reviewer needed: ‘The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities’ edited by Anne Whitehead and Angela Woods

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer ‘The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities‘ edited by Anne Whitehead and Angela Woods with Sarah Atkinson, Jane Macnaughton, and Jennifer Richards (Edinburgh University Press, 2016) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. A field-defining collection Read more…

Events

The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities (Book Launch, Newcastle University, 28 July 2016)

The launch event for The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities will take place on Thursday 28 July, 4-6pm, Percy Building, Newcastle University. The Companion will be launched by Deborah Bowman, Professor of Clinical and Mental Health Ethics at the Tavistock and Portman and Editor, BMJ Medical Humanities. The Companion is Read more…

Thought Pieces

Lynne Friedli and Robert Stearn – Positive Affect as Coercive Strategy: Conditionality, Activation and the Role of Psychology in UK Government Workfare Programmes

William Viney writes – This is the fifth and final post introducing individual papers from a special issue of Medical Humanities, edited by myself, Felicity Callard, and Angela Woods. A more general overview of the special issue can be found here. In the last contribution to this special issue, Lynne Friedli Read more…

Workshops

Disability, Prostheses, and Patenting in Historical Perspective (Workshop, Leeds, 18-19 September 2014)

Disability, Prostheses, and Patenting in Historical Perspective An international and interdisciplinary workshop Leeds City Museum, Leeds, UK 18-19 September 2014 As part of the AHRC Research Network “Rethinking Patenting Cultures”, colleagues are invited to attend this two-day workshop on the history of patenting cultures with particular regard to disability and Read more…

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