Reviewer needed: ‘Touch’ (Second Edition) by Tiffany Field

We are thrilled to offer ‘Touch‘ (Second edition) by Tiffany Field (The MIT Press, 2014) for review. Expressions of interest from all angles of the medical humanities are welcome, particularly from those with an interest in the study of emotions, sensitivity or communications.  ‘Although the therapeutic benefits of touch have become increasingly clear, American society, Read more…

Music, Emotions and Well-being: historical and scientific perspectives (Conference, London, 20 June 2014)

Music, Emotions and Well-being: historical and scientific perspectives International Conference, 20 June 2014, Robin Brook Centre, Queen Mary University of London Organised by Penelope Gouk (Manchester), James Kennaway (Newcastle), Jacomien Prins (Warwick), and Wiebke Thormählen (Royal College of Music) Music is commonly treated as an emotional stimulant that can calm, Read more…

“Absent Presences & Present Absences” (Reflections on the International & Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies)

Absent Presences and Present Absences Dr Cheryl Mcgeachan (Geography, Glasgow University) writes: Returning this week from the fourth International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies at the University of Groningen, I am truly inspired by the range of wonderful people and papers encountered. Discussions on emotion and affect have swirled Read more…

Narrative, self-understanding and the regulation of emotion in psychiatric disorder (Conference, London, Oct 12-13 2012)

Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced Study, University of London  Many if not most psychiatric disorders are characterised by an inability to regulate, tolerate, or respond appropriately to feelings. Often patients with these problems will give an account of their affective states and motives which takes the form of a Read more…