Call for Review: ‘Valuing Deaf Worlds in Urban India’ by Michele Friedner.

We are delighted to offer Valuing Deaf Worlds in Urban India by Michelle Friedner, (Rutgers, 2016) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities, but this book may be particularly suited to anthropologists or researchers working in disability studies. Although it is commonly believed that deafness and disability limits a Read more…

Disarming Dialogues in Humanities and Ethics (Workshop, University of Chicago Center in New Delhi, 2-4 November 2016)

The Medical Humanities Group of the University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS), University of Delhi, India and the University of Chicago Medicine, USA will be organising this three day collaborative workshop. The course faculty will be Matthew Sorrentino, David Meltzer, Vinay Kumar, Monica Peek from Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence, Ranjana Read more…

Disability and Shakespearean Theatre Update (Symposium, University of Glasgow, 20 April 2016)

Registration is now open for the Disability and Shakespearean Theatre symposium. This symposium draws together growing research interest in disability studies and Shakespearean theatre. In discussing the depiction, treatment, and uses of disability in Shakespeare’s work (and that of his contemporaries) alongside analysis of the role of disability in staging Read more…

Reviewer needed: ‘Disability and the Good Human Life’ edited by Bickenbach, Felder, and Schmitz

The timely and pioneering edited volume ‘Disability and the Good Human Life’ (Cambridge University Press, 2014) is available for review. Expressions of interest are welcome fro across the medical humanities, although this collection may be of particular interest to academics or community practitioners with an interest in disability discourse.  ‘This Read more…

Transspecies Entanglements: Animal Assistants in Narratives about the Intellectually Disabled – David Herman (Seminar, Durham, 10th December 2013)

A seminar presented by the Centre for Medical Humanities to be held at Williams Library, St Chad’s College, 5.15—7pm. After surveying work on the definition, history, possible mechanisms, and relative efficacy of Animal-Assisted Activities (AAA) and Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT), this presentation discusses how an expanded framework for inquiry — one Read more…

Centre for Culture & Disability Studies Seminar Series: The Voice of Disability (2013–2014 academic year, Liverpool)

The last Centre for Culture & Disability Studies (CCDS) seminar series ran at Liverpool Hope University over a number of years and culminated in Changing Social Attitudes Toward Disability: Perspectives from Historical, Cultural, and Educational Studies, an edited book that we are now completing for Routledge. Building on this success, Read more…

Mental Health and Dependency (Second Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland Symposium, Glasgow, 18 May)

The second MHRNS Symposium, themed on “Mental Health” and “Dependency” will take place on Saturday 18 May, 4 University Gardens, Glasgow. Guest speakers are: Dr Lucy Burke (Manchester Metropolitan University), “Care and Dependency: Keywords in Disability Culture or Why Language Matters” and Dr Jonathan Andrews (Newcastle University), “Asylum patient cultures: Read more…

Disability and Culture: Whose Tragedy? (Workshop, Royal Holloway, London, 21 March 2013)

Disability and Culture: Whose Tragedy? Thursday March 21st, 2013 Centre for Creative Collaboration (c4cc) 16 Acton Street, London WC1X 9NG Part of Royal Holloway’s Trauma, Fiction, History Series, jointly sponsored by the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures and the Humanities and Arts Research Centre, Royal Holloway. Programme 11-11:15 Read more…