‘A Body of Work: An Anthology of Poetry and Medicine’ reviewed by Ashleigh Blackwood

A Body of Work: An Anthology of Poetry and Medicine edited by Corinna Wagner and Andy Brown (Bloomsbury, 2016) Following our initial call for clinical and academic reviews of ‘A Body of Work,’ Dr Ashleigh Blackwood offers her perspective as a post-doctoral researcher. You can see the accompanying review offered by Dr Marion Lynch here.  On Thomas Read more…

Disability, Arts and Health Conference (CfP, Bergen, Norway, 1-2 September 2016)

This conference aims to reflect critically on how disability is represented and theorised in contemporary society, both in an academic context and outside the academy, including by clinical practitioners, community activists, mainstream media and creative arts practitioners. Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Robert McRuer (The George Washington University, US)  Sita Popat (University Read more…

Emerging and New Researchers in the Geographies of Health and Impairment (ENRGHI) (CfP, University of Glasgow, 16th-17th June 2016)

Papers are invited for the 18th ENRGHI Conference, a two-day event organised by and for post-graduates and early career researchers, with generous support from the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Geography of Health and Wellbeing Research Group (GHWRG). This longstanding conference offers a supportive environment to showcase research; providing valuable Read more…

Reviewer needed: ‘Embodying Ecological Heritage in a Maya Community: Health, Happiness, and Identity’ by Kristina Baines

We are pleased to offer for review ‘Embodying Ecological Heritage in a Maya Community: Health, Happiness, and Identity‘ by Kristina Baines (Lexington Books, 2016). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. Embodying Ecological Heritage in a Maya Community: Health, Happiness, and Identity provides an ethnographic account of life in Read more…

Social Media and Health: Meeting the Ethical Challenges (Funding, Wellcome Trust, 15 January 2016)

The new Themed Seed Awards are now live, providing flexible funding that will enable researchers to develop an innovative research response to a strategic challenge defined by the Wellcome Trust. In this themed Seed Award round, we invite applications that directly address the ethical challenges surrounding social media and health. Read more…