Giving a Voice to African Thought in Medical Research Ethics (CfP, Conference, South Africa, 3-5 Dec 2015)

Call for Papers for a Conference on the Theme: ‘Giving a Voice to African Thought in Medical Research Ethics’. 3 – 5 December 2015 Phillip V Tobias Health Sciences Building, University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa. Jointly hosted by the Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics, University of the Witwatersrand, Read more…

Testimony Memory, Trauma, Truth, Engagement (CfP, Conference, Oxford, 29-31 July 2014)

Testimony Memory, Trauma, Truth, Engagement Tuesday 29th July  – Thursday 31st July 2014 Mansfield College, Oxford   This inaugural conference aims to examine the evolving genres and emerging contexts of testimonial production Testimony: Memory, Trauma, Truth, and Engagement. Broadly understood, testimony is an autobiographical narrative that presents evidence of first-person Read more…

Fashionable Diseases: Medicine, Literature and Culture, ca. 1660-1832 (CfP, Conference, 3-5 July 2014, Newcastle)

Fashionable Diseases: Medicine, Literature and Culture, ca. 1660-1832 An International Interdisciplinary Conference Newcastle and Northumbria Universities 3rd – 5th July 2014 Between 1660 and 1832 books such as Cheyne’s English Malady and Adair’s Essays on Fashionable Diseases created a substantial debate on the relationship between fashion and sickness, linking melancholy, Read more…

The Rise of Developmental Science: Debates on Health & Humanity (CFP, Social Science & Medicine Special Issue)

Special Issue: Social Science & Medicine Guest Editors Dominique P Béhague, Vanderbilt University & King’s College London Samuel Lézé, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon Social Science & Medicine is soliciting papers for a Special Interdisciplinary Issue on the unique challenges arising in the creation of child/adolescent developmental expertise throughout the 20th Read more…

Shared Traumas, Silent Loss, Public and Private Mourning (Psychoanalysis and Politics Conference, London, October 2012)

Psychoanalysis and Politics: Shared Traumas, Silent Loss, Public and Private Mourning Autumn Symposium, 19 and 20 October British Psychoanalytical Society, 112a Shirland Road, London The symposium questions the junctions of the private and the public when it comes to trauma, loss and the work of mourning, which challenge our very Read more…

Selling Sickness: People Before Profits (Conference Announcement, Washington DC, 20-22 February 2013)

Selling Sickness, 2013: People Before Profits Washington, D.C. Hyatt Capitol Hill February 20-22, 2013 www.sellingsickness.com The goal of this innovative international conference is to increase collaboration and dialog among consumer health advocates, academic and clinical reformers, and health journalists to examine and challenge the global tide of disease mongering. Previous disease-mongering congresses (Australia, Read more…

Body, Corporeality and Identity (Programme Announced and Registrations Now Open,Durham, May 2012)

Body, Corporeality and Identity A One-day Postgraduate, Multidisciplinary Workshop With Keynote Speaker PROF. CHRIS SHILLING (Kent University) Durham University Saturday 19th May 2012, 9.30 – 4.00pm At Durham University, workshops have explored human sensory experience and engagement with the material world, audiences and corporeal displays and what it is to Read more…