Childhood Adversity and Chronic Disease: Risks, Mechanisms and Resilience (Symposium, Cambridge, 28-29 March 2018)

The Applied Social Science Research Group at the University of Cambridge are pleased to announce their annual symposium, ‘Childhood Adversity and Chronic Disease: Risks, Mechanisms and Resilience’, Cambridge, 28th and 29th March 2018. Professors Greg Miller and Edith Chen, from Northwestern University (USA), will provide lectures addressing their findings that children who are exposed Read more…

Cultural crossings of care – an appeal to the medical humanities (Conference, Oslo, 12-13 October 2018)

‘Cultural crossings of care’ is a 2-day conference organised by the University of Oslo’s Knowledge in Translation (KNOWIT) and Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages. Honorary guest and speaker: Holberg Prize Winner and Professor Julia Kristeva, Université Paris Diderot. Key note speaker: Professor Marie Rose Moro, Université Paris Descartes. Read more…

Putting Theory into Practice: Exploring the role of Practice-based Medical Humanities (Conference, London, 29-30 November 2017)

Registration is now open for Putting Theory into Practice: Exploring the role of Practice-based Medical Humanities (29-30 November), hosted by Birkbeck’s Centre for Medical Humanities. For times, venues and registration details, please see the conference website. The shape and future of medical education and practice has been under increasing scrutiny Read more…

Creative Summit: Translating Chronic Pain (Sat 21 Oct 2017, Lancaster University)

Creative Summit: Writing Pain, Moments and Fragments Lancaster University, Saturday 21 October, 9.20-5.30 This is the first event on the AHRC-funded project Translating Chronic Pain. This Summit brings 25 people together, including academics, pain charities and people living with chronic pain, to explore how short-form creative writing may support people living with Read more…

Inaugural Congress of Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research – registration closed (Conference, Durham, 14-15 September 2017)

The Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research (NNMHR) is delighted to welcome scholars, practitioners, health professionals, artists and health advocates to join us at Durham University for its inaugural Congress. This is an opportunity for people who are passionate or even simply curious about medical humanities research to share ideas Read more…

Spirituality and Recovery (Conference, Durham, 12-14 July 2017)

The Project for Spirituality, Theology and Health at Durham University in association with TEWV NHS Foundation Trust is organising the Spirituality and Recovery conference at St John’s College, Durham, from 12-14 July 2017. This is the third Durham conference exploring good practice in spirituality and mental health care. As more and more mental health service providers embrace Read more…

The Heart, Health and Culture: An Exploration in Medicine and the Humanities (Symposium, London, 29 June 2017)

The Geoffrey Flavell Symposium on The Heart, Health and Culture: An Exploration in Medicine and the Humanities will take place from 9-4.30 pm on Thursday 29 June at Apothecaries’ Hall, Black Friars Lane, London EC4V 6EJ. Confirmed speakers are: Professor Joshua Hordern, University of Oxford, Professor Fay Bound-Alberti, Queen Mary Read more…

Accounts of Illness in Historical and Modern Texts (Conference, Oxford, 27 June 2017)

Dr Katherine Southwood (Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford) is hosting a conference on ‘Accounts of Illness in Historical and Modern Texts: Exploring Methods in Medical Humanities Research Across Disciplines’. How can historical and modern accounts of illness experience which are textual be analysed in a methodologically rigorous Read more…