Reviewer needed: ‘The Female Suffering Body: Illness and Disability in Modern Arabic Literature’ by Abir Hamdar

We are pleased to offer for review ‘The Female Suffering Body: Illness and Disability in Modern Arabic Literature‘ (Syracuse University Press, 2014) by Durham University’s very own Dr Abir Hamdar. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. ‘Although there is a history of rich, complex, and variegated Read more…

Disability, Prostheses, and Patenting in Historical Perspective (Workshop, Leeds, 18-19 September 2014)

Disability, Prostheses, and Patenting in Historical Perspective An international and interdisciplinary workshop Leeds City Museum, Leeds, UK 18-19 September 2014 As part of the AHRC Research Network “Rethinking Patenting Cultures”, colleagues are invited to attend this two-day workshop on the history of patenting cultures with particular regard to disability and Read more…

Cabinet of Curiosities: How Disability Was Kept in a Box (Performance, Leeds, 5th June 2014)

Critically acclaimed actor and performance artist Mat Fraser, will explore the part that medical advances and the development of the medical profession have historically played in shaping our present day perceptions of disability.   The Museum will be open from 5pm, with a drinks reception for the event at 6.15pm, Read more…

G. Thomas Couser – ‘Narrating Disability Inside and Outside the Clinic: Or, Beyond Empathy’ (Seminar, Liverpool Hope, 12 March 2014)

Date: Wednesday 12 March, 2014 Time: 2.15pm–3.45pm Place: Eden 109, Liverpool Hope University, UK The persistent devaluing of the lives of disabled persons, as periodically manifested in news accounts of abuse and neglect, underscores the value of disability life writing. Outside the clinic, disability memoirs have become surprisingly popular; indeed, 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…

The Rage of Caliban: Missing Bodies in Modernist Aesthetics – Michael Davidson (Leeds Centre for Medical Humanities Lecture, 7 November 2013)

Michael Davidson (University of California, San Diego) ‘The Rage of Caliban: Missing Bodies in Modernist Aesthetics’ Thursday 7 November, 5-6pm Leeds Centre for Medical Humanities Basement, School of English, Cavendish Road, University of Leeds. Abstract: Classical aesthetics depends on an ideal of autonomy that removes the body from judgments of Read more…

The Mutilated Body: Durham University Medieval & Early Modern Student Association Conference (Register now, Durham, 8–9 July 2013)

The Mutilated Body Medieval and Early Modern Student Association Postgraduate Conference 8-9 July 2013 at St John’s College, Durham University MEMSA is proud to announce its seventh annual postgraduate conference, an event designed to bring together postgraduate and early career researchers in interdisciplinary dialogue. This year’s topic is the Mutilated Read more…

Children’s relationships, embodied social capital & disability: connecting scales of inclusion & exclusion (Conference, Loughborough, 8 July 2013)

Children’s relationships, embodied social capital and disability: connecting scales of inclusion and exclusion Loughborough University, Loughborough, LE11 3TU, UK. 10.00am – 5.00pm, 8th July 2013 Keynote speaker:  Professor Gill Valentine Panel members include: Professor Deborah Youdell, Professor Janice McLaughlin This one day conference is an end of project event. The project Read more…