Call for Papers

Mood – Aesthetic, Psychological and Philosophical Perspectives Conference (CfP, University of Warwick, 6-7 May 2016)

Mood – An Interdisciplinary Two-day Conference at the University of Warwick Keynote speakers: Prof Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht (Comparative Literature, Stanford University) Author of Atmosphere, Mood, Stimmung: On a Hidden Potential of Literature (2012), Production of Presence: What Meaning Cannot Convey (2004) and After 1945 – Latency as Origin of the Present (2013). Prof Giovanna Colombetti (Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology, Read more…

Book Review

‘Postphenomenological Investigations: Essays on Human-Technology Relations’ reviewed by Dr Megan Wainwright

‘Postphenomenological Investigations: Essays on Human-Technology Relations’ edited by Robert Rosenberger & Peter-Paul Verbeek (Lexington Books, 2015). Postphenomenology is a philosophical approach, consisting of a set of ‘tools’ and theories for thinking about human-technology relations. It represents an intermeshing of phenomenology and American pragmatism. First developed by philosopher Don Ihde, it is now a well-established Read more…

Workshops

The Evidence of Plasticity: A Workshop with Catherine Malabou (Durham University, January 26-27, 2016)

January 26th: The Evidence of Plasticity: A Workshop with Catherine Malabou Sponsored by Digital Studies, CHI and the IAS. Download Poster 14.00-16.30 – papers, plus responses from Catherine Malabou: Ian James (Cambridge), ‘The Place of the Void’ Sofia Ropek-Hewson (Cambridge), ‘Brains, Pills and Dildos: Activating Neuroplasticity through Pharmacology and Prosthetics’ Read more…

Conferences and Symposiums

Mind, Value and Mental Health (Int’l Conference, University of Oxford, 25 July 2015)

A one-day international conference delivered by renowned experts in the field through keynote lectures. Willing Addicts? Drinkers, Dandies, Druggies and other Dionysians: Owen Flanagan (James B Duke Professor and Professor of Neurobiology, Duke University, USA) This talk will discuss the reasons some addicts choose addiction rather than “recovery”, whether addiction Read more…

Funding Opportunity

AHRC network on health and social care prioritisation and funding (University of Liverpool, 15th June 2015)

Medicine, markets and morals (MMM) is a multi-disciplinary research network on health and social care prioritisation and funding, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), led by Dr Lucy Frith (Liverpool) and Professor Cam Donaldson (Glasgow Caledonian University). The debate over health care funding in England is changing Read more…

Conferences and Symposiums

6th International Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable (Conference, University of Bristol, 11-12 August 2015)

Registration is open for the 6th International Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable. This two-day conference will be hosted at the University of Bristol, and is sponsored by the Wellcome Trust. The conference will continue a series of philosophy of medicine meetings and the keynote speakers are Rachel Cooper (Lancaster) and Trish Read more…

Workshops

Affect: Pleasure, Pain and Emotions – an interdisciplinary workshop (University of Sheffield, 5-6 June 2015)

Affect: Pleasure, Pain and Emotions – an interdisciplinary workshop Friday 5 and Saturday 6 June 2015 University of Sheffield, UK This interdisciplinary workshop will bring together philosophers, psychologists, and neuroscientists to discuss the following topics amongst others: Pleasures, pains, and emotions are affective states. Why so? What makes a throbbing Read more…

Centre for Medical Humanities