Curating the Medical Humanities: a one-day workshop at Birkbeck, University of London (13 September 2018)

Thursday 13th September, 9.30am – 6pm Curating the Medical Humanities considers some of the key ethical, intellectual and practical challenges involved in curating medical humanities exhibitions, particularly in relation to questions of audience, accessibility, participation and public engagement. The workshop developed out of the organisers’ experiences curating the exhibition Mr A Moves in Read more…

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…

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…

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…

“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…