First-Person Writing, Four-Way Reading – Conference Papers now available for download

First-Person Writing, Four-Way Reading was a three-day interdisciplinary research conference run by the European Science Foundation and Birkbeck College in December 2011. The conference combined four disciplinary perspectives on ‘first-person writing’: literature, history, medical humanities & ethnography. Presentations are now available from the conference web site, including my paper “Schizophrenia Read more…

Inaugural Symposium of the Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland (Glasgow, April 2012) – Programme Announced

Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland (MHRNS) Symposium 2012 The RSE-funded MHRNSaims to enable greater and more sustained collaborative research within Scotland in the medical humanities. The first symposium of the MHRNS will be held in the School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow, on Saturday 28 April 2012, addressing two Read more…

Colonial/Postcolonial Health (University of Leeds, Centre for Medical Humanities and Institute of Colonial and Postcolonial Studies Research Salon, 26 March 2012)

University of Leeds, Centre for Medical Humanities and Institute of Colonial and Postcolonial Studies Research Salon: Colonial/Postcolonial Health 26 March 2012 Programme 12.30 – Lunch 1.15 – Introduction and welcome – Stuart Murray and Graham Huggan 1.45 – Session 1 Dr Clare Barker, University of Birmingham, ‘Indigenous Health, Activist Literature Read more…

‘Literature and Medicine’ – Medicine, Health and the Arts in Post-War Britain (Seminar, Bristol, 16 March 2012)

The organisers are pleased to announce the second seminar in the ‘Medicine, Health and the Arts in Post-War Britain’ seminar series. This seminar examines the relationship between medicine, health and literature and is being hosted by Bristol University on the 16th March from 2.30-5.45pm. This time includes three papers, Q&A Read more…