Durham CMH / Wolfson PG & ECR Network: ‘Emotion, Affect and the Body’ (Durham University, 15th March 2016)

The Williams’ Library, St. Chad’s College, North Bailey, Durham Tea, Coffee and Cakes will be served! The next meeting of the CMH Postgraduate / Early Career Researcher Medical Humanities Network will take place on Tuesday 15th March, 4-6pm. This meeting of the postgraduate / ECR medical humanities discussion group will Read more…

Affect: Pleasure, Pain and Emotions – an interdisciplinary workshop (University of Sheffield, 5-6 June 2015)

Affect: Pleasure, Pain and Emotions – an interdisciplinary workshop Friday 5 and Saturday 6 June 2015 University of Sheffield, UK This interdisciplinary workshop will bring together philosophers, psychologists, and neuroscientists to discuss the following topics amongst others: Pleasures, pains, and emotions are affective states. Why so? What makes a throbbing Read more…

Shame & The Act of Writing (CFP, Conference, Warwick, 19 September 2014)

Shame and the Act of Writing Friday 19th September, University of Warwick Abstract deadline: 23rd June 2014   Confirmed Speakers: Geoffrey Gilbert (Comparative Literature and English, The American University of Paris) Denise Riley (School of Literature, Drama, and Creative Writing, University of East Anglia) Charles Turner (Sociology, University of Warwick)   This one Read more…

Taking ‘Turns’: Material, Affective and Sensory ‘Turns’ in the Academy (Workshop, University of Manchester, 3 July 2014)

Taking ‘Turns’: Material, Affective and Sensory ‘Turns’ in the Academy Workshop 3 July 2014 School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester Free one-day regional networking event for researchers in the Social Sciences and Humanities Sponsored by the British Academy and hosted by Sociology at the University of Manchester. Full details Read more…

New Book Available for Review: “What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine” by Danielle Ofri

“Danielle Ofri’s newest book, What Doctors Feel, is a look at the emotional side of medicine—the shame, fear, anger, anxiety, empathy, and even love that impact patient care.Contemporary media portrayals of doctors focus on the decision-making and medical techniques, reinforcing an image of rational, unflinching doctors. But the quality of Read more…

“Quest of the Heart”: International Conference on Affective Knowledge with Philosophers, Artists & Social Scientists (Conference, London, 2–3 June 2013)

An interdisciplinary conference on affective knowledge called “Quest of the Heart” will be held at Birkbeck College London on the 2nd-3rd June 2013. As speakers, we have scholars on history of philosophy, social scientists and artists discussing emotions, imagination, spirituality and their impact on the good life. All welcome! The event Read more…

The Art of Caring: dwelling, affective relationality and the organization of hospital work (Colloquium, 12 July 2012, Swansea)

The Art of Caring: dwelling, affective relationality and the organization of hospital work   A colloquium Hosted by the People, Organizations and Work Research Group, Swansea University Business School Thursday 12th of July 2012 Swansea University Sponsored by the Older People & Ageing Research & Development Network & Swansea University Read more…