“Dying Well”: Enacting Medical Ethics (Symposium, Barts Pathology Museum, 25-26 September 2015)

This symposium adopts a cross-disciplinary approach to on-going debates on end-of-life care. Medical professionals, lawyers, ethicists, policy makers, humanities scholars, cultural practitioners and patient representatives will come together to consider what it might mean in today’s world to ‘die well’. The springboard for this event is Arthur Schnitzler’s medical drama Read more…

‘Death’s Summer Coat: What the History of Death and Dying can tell us about Life and Living’ reviewed by Dr Christina Welch

‘Death’s Summer Coat: What the History of Death and Dying can tell us about Life and Living’ by Brandy Schillace (Elliott & Thompson Ltd, 2015). The jacket cover to Brandy Schillace’s Death’s Summer Coat tells us that the work ‘explores our past to examine what it might mean for our future. From Read more…

Reviewer needed: ‘Death’s Summer Coat: What the History of Death and Dying can tell us about Life and Living’ by Brandy Schillace

We are pleased to offer for review ‘Death’s Summer Coat: What the History of Death and Dying can tell us about Life and Living’ by Brandy Schillace (Elliott and Thompson, 2015). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. ‘Though death is the one subject that touches every life, we’ve grown used Read more…

Changing Expectations of Death (Conference, Cumberland Lodge, 23-25 November 2012)

Changing Expectations of Death 23-25 November 2012 Standard Rate: £360; Charitable/Academic Rate: £240; Student Rate: £150 or Shared Accommodation: £85. All conference fees are inclusive of registration, food and accommodation This conference will address the medical, social and philosophical implications of our changing attitudes to death. Discussions will cover end Read more…

Living with Death: Perspectives on End-of-Life Care (Screening & discussion, Edinburgh University, 12 October 2012)

The University of Edinburgh invites you to the first of this semester’s Edinburgh University Medical Humanities Research Network (EUMHRN) events. The event is entitled ‘Living with Death: Perspectives on End-of-Life Care’ and consists of the screening of two recent documentary films, Let Our Dad Die and A Good Death, responses Read more…