Call for Review: ‘Poetics and Politics of Alzheimer’s Disease Life-Writing’ by Martina Zimmerman.

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer Poetics and Politics of Alzheimer’s Disease Life-Writing’ (Zimmerman, 2017) for review, which explores the thoughts and experiences of people living with dementia. Further information about the themes under study can be found at Palgrave. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. This is the Read more…

Enthralling Interdisciplinarity at the Inaugural Congress of the NNMHR (blog post by Diana Beljaars, Cardiff University)

Diana Beljaars is PhD Researcher at the School of Geography and Planning at Cardiff University, and her project situates on the intersection of human geography, medical humanities, health and disability geography, and the medical and clinical sciences of Tourette syndrome. Arriving in a beautiful late summer Durham, I made my Read more…

Call for Review: ‘An Ethnographic Account of Reiki Practice in Britain’ by Dori-Michelle Beeler.

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer An Ethnographic Account of Reiki Practice in Britain (Beeler, 2016) for review, which explores constructions of well-being among Reiki practitioners in the UK. Further information about the themes under study can be found at Cambridge Scholars Press. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. An Read more…

Call for Review: ‘Global Health and Geographical Imaginaries’ by Clare Herrick and David Reubi.

We are looking for a social scientist to review Global Health and Geographical Imaginaries (Herrick and Reubi, 2017). Further information about the themes under study can be found at Routledge.  To date, geography has not yet carved out a disciplinary niche within the diffuse domain that constitutes global health. However, the compulsion to do Read more…

Marketplace and Open Space: ‘A Box of Tricks’ at the Inaugural Congress of the NNMHR (Blog post by Ute Oswald, University of Warwick)

Ute Oswald is doing a PhD in the History of Medicine at the University of Warwick, having already completed an MA at Hamburg University in Classical Archaeology and Italian and an MSt at Oxford University in Literature and Arts. I was fortunate enough to attend the Inaugural Congress of the Northern Read more…

Interconnections and Interactions at the NNMHR Inaugural Congress (Blog post by Caitlin Stobie, University of Leeds)

Caitlin Stobie is a PhD candidate at the University of Leeds working on representations of abortion, embodiment, and agency in southern African fiction. She is a research intern on the AHRC-funded research network “The Risks of Childbirth in Historical Perspective” and co-director of the Leeds Animal Studies Network. On Thursday Read more…

‘Children as Caregivers: The Global Fight against Tuberculosis and HIV in Zambia’ reviewed by Dr Koreen Reece.

‘Children as Caregivers: The Global Fight against Tuberculosis and HIV in Zambia’ by Jean Hunleth (Rutgers University Press, 2017). In Children as Caregivers: The Global Fight against TB and HIV in Zambia, Jean Hunleth provides a detailed account of the often invisible care-work that children undertake, the interdependencies their care Read more…

Call for Review: ‘One Blue Child: Asthma, Responsibility, and the Politics of Global Health’ by Susanna Trnka.

We are delighted to offer One Blue Child: Asthma, Responsibility, and the Politics of Global Health (Trnka, 2017) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. Further information about the themes under study can be found at Stanford University Press.  Radical changes in our understanding of health and healthcare are reshaping Read more…