On Knowledge in the Medical Humanities: Reflections from the Association of Medical Humanities Conference in Sofia, Bulgaria (27-29 June, 2018)

Maryam Golafshani writes: Last week I attended the Association of Medical Humanities’ annual conference. The conference was hosted at the Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria with the theme of ‘Shadows and Ashes’ derived from the Roman poet Horace’s famous description of humans as ‘pulvis et umbra sumus’. The conference opened Read more…

Everyday Ethics: Voices from the Front Line of Community Psychiatry reviewed by Michael Flexer

‘Everyday Ethics: Voices from the Front Line of Community Psychiatry’ by Paul Brodwin (University of California Press, 2013). At the heart of this impressive ethnographic study of the pseudonymous ‘Eastside Service’ lies a simple question: what is – or might be – ‘everyday ethics’ for community mental health care?  Anthropologist Read more…

Doctoral Studentship: ‘Representing Communities: Developing the Creative Power of People to Improve Health and Well-being’ at University of Leeds

A funding opportunity at the University of Leeds for someone wanting to do PhD research on how questions of community health and wellbeing interact with twentieth-century literary fictions. The doctoral researcher will conduct an in-depth study of health and wellbeing as they are conceptualised, contextualised and interrogated in contemporary (mid-late Read more…

Social Enterprise, Social Innovation and Care (CfP, Conference, Durham University, April 2013)

Social Enterprise, Social Innovation and Care 17-18 April 2013 Lindisfarne Centre, St. Aidan’s College, Durham University We call for papers that explore the intersections of social enterprise, social innovation and care within the contemporary landscape of social policy, practice and governance. Social enterprise and social innovation are widely touted as Read more…

Resistance or Resilience? (CFP, Special Issue, New Journal, Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses)

Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses is a fully peer-reviewed journal that creates a platform for dialogue about the processes, spaces, policies, practices and subjectivities through which resilience is seen to operate. As such, this journal draws together academic expertise from disciplines such as international sociology, geography, political theory, development Read more…

Common Knowledge: A New Consultancy Offering Best Practice in Arts in Health and Education

Common Knowledge assists project management, action research and learning development in arts in health. We offer an independent and competitively priced consultancy with practical support on: •Developing arts in health projects with communities and schools • Workforce learning programmes that bring creativity to health promotion, targeted for specific professions and Read more…