Call for Papers

Disease, Disability & Medicine in Medieval Europe (CFP, Interdisciplinary Workshop, Generation and Reproduction Project, Cambridge, 8 December 2012)

Disease, Disability & Medicine in Medieval Europe Sixth Annual Interdisciplinary Workshop 2012 Generation and reproduction in medieval Europe Conception, pregnancy, childbirth, and the raising of healthy children (or animals) were high-risk endeavours in the Middle Ages, the focus of many hopes and anxieties. These emotions found expression in prayers and Read more…

Seminars and Lectures

‘Embracing Vulnerability: Reflections on Healing and Incurable Illness’ Prof S. Kay Toombs (Public Lecture, Bristol, 22 May 2012)

Royal Institute of Philosophy & UWE Applied Philosophy Research Group presents: Prof S. Kay Toombs (Baylor University) ‘Embracing Vulnerability: Reflections on Healing and Incurable Illness’ Date: Tuesday 22 May 2012 Venue: Waterside 3, The Watershed, 1 Canon’s Way, City Centre, Bristol Time: 18:00-19:30 Cost: Free Register via email to Havi Read more…

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Narrative, Stigma and Mental Illness (Workshop, Northumbria University, 23 February 2012)

Northumbria University’s Situating States of Mind Research Group presents: Narrative, Stigma and Mental Illness: One day workshop Thursday 23rd February, 10.30-3.30, Lipman 121 Speakers include: Dr. Peter Barham, Clinical Psychologist, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, Oxford University Dr. Vicky Long, Medical Historian, Glasgow Caledonian University Professor Gail Hornstein, Read more…

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Reconstructing power dynamics in health research: It’s research Jim, but not as we know it – Prof Alan Roulstone (QHR Seminar, 25 Jan 2012, Durham University)

Durham University’s Qualitative Health Research Group presents: Reconstructing power dynamics in health research: It’s research Jim, but not as we know it. Professor Alan Roulstone Wednesday 25th January, 12-2, Trevelyan College, Durham Health and disability research is increasingly questioning the positivist and objective claims of some large-scale and ‘authorised’ medical Read more…

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Experiencing disability: the right to be impaired versus the legacy of eugenics – A Public Debate, Bristol, Wednesday 14 December

Experiencing disability: the right to be impaired versus the legacy of eugenics: A public debate Wednesday 14 December 2011, 18:30 – 20:00 The Watershed, Bristol Should governments and public health institutions endeavour to take the direction of human evolution into our own hands? If it became feasible would it be Read more…

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Sensualising Deformity: Communication and Construction of Monstrous Embodiment (CFP, Conference, Edinburgh, June, 2012)

Sensualising Deformity: Communication and Construction of Monstrous Embodiment The University of Edinburgh, June 15-16, 2012 Confirmed Plenary Speakers: Prof. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, George Washington University, Washington D.C; Dr. Peter Hutchings, Northumbria University, UK; Prof. Margrit Shildrick, Linköping University, Sweden; Prof. Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. “Although he was already Read more…

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