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…

Second Congress of the Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research (CfP, 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 Read more…

25 Years of Madness and Modernism (Symposium, Durham 11 May 2018) Registrations Open

Madness and Modernism: Insanity in the Light of Modern Art, Literature and Thought is the magnum opus of the distinguished clinical psychologist and phenomenologist of psychopathology Louis A. Sass. Twenty-five years after its initial publication by Basic Books and then Harvard University Press, a revised edition, published by Oxford University Read more…

Transitioning Embodiments in Health Humanities (Symposium, Limerick, 04 May 2018)

The symposium on Transitioning Embodiments in Health Humanities will take place on Friday May 4th 2018 at the University of Limerick. The symposium will bring together Irish and international scholars from the disciplines of Cultural Studies, Law, Literature, Medicine, Music, Philosophy and Psychology, to discuss the experience and representation of Read more…

Representing Pain: Narrative & Fragments (Symposium, Lancaster, 17 August 2018)

This Symposium will take place at Lancaster University, 9 – 5.30pm on Friday 17th August 2018. It is part of the AHRC-funded research network Translating Chronic Pain, which is exploring challenges pain experience poses to traditional narrative representation, and the value of rethinking narrativity or embracing unconventional or fragmentary narrative Read more…

“Trauma Studies in the Medical Humanities: New Directions for Research” Conference in Durham April 12-14 2018

“Trauma Studies in the Medical Humanities: New Directions for Research” is a major international conference running at Durham University April 12 – 14 2018. Organised by the Music Department and Centre for Medical Humanities, with the financial support of the Wellcome Trust, this interdisciplinary conference is envisioned as a forum for Read more…