Palgrave Communications – a new open access journal committed to publishing research in the health and medical humanities

Palgrave Communications is a new high-quality, open access journal published by Palgrave Macmillan, that covers all fields of research within the social sciences, humanities and (HSS) business, including health and medical humanities.  Palgrave Communications’ broad scope reflects Palgrave Macmillan’s international reputation and strengths in HSS publishing. As well as being Read more…

ESRC Festival of Social Science – Tipping Points in Health and Society (Durham, 6 Nov 2014)

ESRC Festival of Social Science – Tipping Points in Health and Society 6th November 2014, 19:30 to 21:00, Durham Town Hall, Market Place, Durham City, Prof Michael Goldstein and Dr Camila Caiado, Dept of Mathematical Sciences Health problems, from cardiovascular disease to the AIDS epidemic, present major social challenges that Read more…

Fashionable Diseases: Medicine, Literature and Culture, 1660-1832 (Conference, Northumbria and Newcastle Universities, 3-5th July 2014)

The conference will consider the debate on fashion and sickness that linked melancholy, the vapours, nervousness, gout, consumption and many other diagnoses with the elite and superior sensibility. Its central aim is to take a new look at the topic by taking into account voices from beyond the social and Read more…

Transspecies Entanglements: Animal Assistants in Narratives about the Intellectually Disabled – David Herman (Seminar, Durham, 10th December 2013)

A seminar presented by the Centre for Medical Humanities to be held at Williams Library, St Chad’s College, 5.15—7pm. After surveying work on the definition, history, possible mechanisms, and relative efficacy of Animal-Assisted Activities (AAA) and Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT), this presentation discusses how an expanded framework for inquiry — one Read more…