Call for Review: ‘Caring for Strangers: Filipino Medical Workers in Asia’ by Megha Amrith.

We are delighted to offer Caring for Strangers by Megha Amrith (Nias Press, 2017) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. Caring for Strangers explores the personal narratives, experiences and aspirations of Filipino medical workers living and working in Singapore and beyond. Today, the Philippines has become one of the 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…

‘Care in the Past: Archaeological and Interdisciplinary Perspectives’ reviewed by Dr Sophie Newman

Care in the Past: Archaeological and Interdisciplinary Perspectives edited By Lindsay Powell, William Southwell-Wright, and Rebecca Gowland (Oxbow Books, 2017). This volume showcases research that neatly synthesises not only how past communities may have provided care, but also why this caring impetus could have arisen. Born from a one-day conference Read more…

Discourses of Care: Care in Media, Medicine and Society (Conference, University of Glasgow, 5-7 September 2016)

Keynote speakers: Eva Feder Kittay, Stony Brook University NY Andrew Kötting, artist and filmmaker, University for the Creative Arts This Wellcome-funded interdisciplinary conference aims to support and foster collaborative work in relation to media and questions of care and well-being, focusing on care and care giving as critical concepts. Bringing Read more…

Care in Practice: On the Philosophy and Implementation of Care Ethics (Conference, University of Sheffield, 1st – 2nd June, 2016)

This is an international conference on care ethics, viewed from the perspective of philosophers and those engaged in medical practice. Humanities Research Institute, Sheffield: directions Programme Wednesday 1st June 10.00-11.15 Elianna Fetterolf (Oxford) and Miranda Fricker (Sheffield): ‘Epistemic Justice as a Virtue of Healthcare Professionals’ 11.15-11.45  Tea/coffee 11.45-1.00 Tove Pettersen Read more…

Materialities of care: encountering health and illness through objects, artefacts, and architecture (Conference, University of York, 16-17 September, 2015)

‘Materialities of care’ is a two day event organised by the Universities of York and Leeds, exploring the role of material culture within health and social care. It addresses how everyday artefacts (such as objects, dress, interiors and architecture) can mediate practices, identities and embodied experiences of health and illness. Read more…

Healing the Wounds of Childhood: The Medical & Psychological Care of Children (Conference, Exeter, 3 October 2014)

“HEALING THE WOUNDS OF CHILDHOODThe Medical and Psychological Care of Children: Historical and Current Perspectives”Supported by:The Centre for Medical History, University of ExeterThe Wellcome TrustOctober 3, 20149.00-17.00, at the Buckerell Lodge Hotel, ExeterKeynote Address: Professor John Stewart (Glasgow Caledonian University): ‘Child Guidance in Scotland and England’ FULL CONFERENCE FEE:CCHN Members Read more…

Healing the Wounds of Childhood: The Medical & Psychological Care of Children (Conference, Exeter, 3 October 2014)

“HEALING THE WOUNDS OF CHILDHOODThe Medical and Psychological Care of Children: Historical and Current Perspectives”Supported by:The Centre for Medical History, University of ExeterThe Wellcome TrustOctober 3, 20149.00-17.00, at the Buckerell Lodge Hotel, ExeterKeynote Address: Professor John Stewart (Glasgow Caledonian University): ‘Child Guidance in Scotland and England’ FULL CONFERENCE FEE:CCHN Members Read more…

Narrative Medicine, Illness & Caregiving / Reading from Woolf’s “On Being Ill” (Talk, New York, 23 April 2013)

Please join Carol Gilligan, Jane Marcus, and Rita Charon as they discuss Virginia Woolf, Julia Stephen, Narrative Medicine, illness, and care giving, and read from Virginia Woolf’s On Being Ill with Notes from Sick Rooms by Julia Stephen,  Virginia Woolf’s mother. Introduction by Jan Freeman, Director of Paris Press and Read more…