Prolonging life – we’re good at that! Arthur Schnitzler’s Professor Bernhardi (Performance, Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Cambridge, 28 & 29 October 2016)

The hard-edged comedy Professor Bernhardi (1912), by the great Austrian Modernist doctor-writer, Arthur Schnitzler, will be staged in the Anatomy Lecture Theatre on Cambridge University’s Downing site. An unlikely comedy, Professor Bernhardi tells the story of a Jewish doctor who prevents a Catholic priest from giving the last rites to Read more…

‘Voice-hearing: What does the future hold?’ Palace Green Library, Durham, 5 Nov 2016 from 10am-4pm

‘Voice-hearing: What does the future hold?’ Wolfson Gallery, Palace Green Library 5 November 2016, 10am-4pm Hearing the Voice warmly welcomes you to a day-long event of short presentations, panel discussions and interactive sessions with academics, clinicians and experts by experience exploring future directions in voice-hearing research, the treatment of distressing Read more…

Augmenting the Body: Disability, Bodily Extensions, and the Posthuman (Seminar series, University of Leeds, October-December 2016)

Augmenting the Body is an interdisciplinary medical humanities project based at the University of Leeds, exploring questions of disability, bodily extensions, care and the posthuman. Launching in Autumn 2016, the first phase of the project is a University-funded Sadler Seminar Series. The series will feature a diverse lineup of speakers from fields Read more…

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…

Food pleasure, altered eating and well-being (Seminar, Gala Theatre Durham, 14th September 2016)

Eating is undoubtedly one of life’s great pleasures. Yet it is denied many people living with long-term eating difficulties as a result of illness, treatment or life-course transitions. This seminar reports on new research on “altered eating”, and the ‘science of deliciousness’. The seminar will include audience participation to examine Read more…

Afterwar: Healing the Moral Wounds of War (Public Lecture, Durham Cathedral, Prior’s Hall, June 7th 2016)

Discussions of post-traumatic stress often underplay the moral dimensions of  psychological injuries and the attitudes that go with it–guilt, shame, moral disappointment, feeling responsible for doing wrong or being wronged or being complicit. Georgetown philosophy professor Nancy Sherman turns her focus to moral injuries and the nature of moral recovery. Read more…

Utilitarianism and Medicine: Past and Present Perspectives (Panel Discussion, Durham University, 11 May 2016)

9:30am  Arrival and tea/coffee  10am  Introduction 10:15am Panel 1 Commentator: TBA  David Knight (Durham) Laughing Gas, materialism, Blasphemy and Coleridge’s Theory of Life  Tom Rossetter (Durham) Paternalism, Utilitarianism and the Insanity Plea in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Britain 12pm  Break  12:30pm Panel 2 Commentator: Prof Nancy Cartwright  Cathy Gere (University of California, San Diego) The Monkey in the Read more…