Reviewer needed: ‘The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities’ edited by Anne Whitehead and Angela Woods

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer ‘The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities‘ edited by Anne Whitehead and Angela Woods with Sarah Atkinson, Jane Macnaughton, and Jennifer Richards (Edinburgh University Press, 2016) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. A field-defining collection Read more…

Situating Efficacy: Biomedicine, Interdisciplinarity, and the Politics of Intervention (Symposium, Fondation Brocher, 16-17 February 2015)

Situating Efficacy: Biomedicine, Interdisciplinarity, and the Politics of Intervention February 16 – 17, 2015 Fondation Brocher, Geneva, Switzerland Although the randomized control trial (RCT) is considered the gold standard for evidence-based research in medicine, its findings of biomedical ‘efficacy’ under isolated test conditions stand apart from what affects the successful Read more…

Scientific Innovation in the Biosociety: Current Responsibilities, Future Promises (Postgrad forum, Leeds, 24–25 June 2013)

Scientific Innovation in the Biosociety: Current Responsibilities, Future Promises Postgraduate Forum on Genetics and Society (PFGS) Colloquium 13 University of Leeds; 24th-25th June 2013 Registration now open! Just a few places left! Keynote speakers: Prof. Anne Kerr (University of Leeds) Prof. Jackie Leach Scully (Newcastle University) Prof. Paul Martin (University Read more…

Competing Knowledges of the Young Sexual Body (First in a Seminar Series, Anglia Ruskin, 2 November 2012)

ESRC Seminar Series: Competing knowledges of the young sexual body Friday 2 November 2012, 11:00-16:30 Anglia Ruskin University, East Road campus, Cambridge, Mellish Building, Room 206 Programme includes the following presentations: *         Dr Susan Walker will introduce the seminar and outline the complex and often strained relationship between biomedical and sociological Read more…