Call for Review: ‘Scurvy: The Disease of Discovery’ by Jonathan Lamb

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer Scurvy (Jonathan Lamb, 2016) for review, which explores the relations between disease and ‘discovery.’ Further information about the themes under study can be found at Princeton University Press. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. Scurvy, a disease often associated with long stretches of maritime Read more…

‘Crucial Interventions: An Illustrated Treatise on the Principles and Practice of Nineteenth-Century Surgery’ reviewed by Dr Alice McLachlan

‘Crucial Interventions: An Illustrated Treatise on the Principles and Practice of Nineteenth-Century Surgery’ by Richard Barnett in association with Wellcome Collection (Thames & Hudson, 2015). Following our initial call for clinical and academic reviews of ‘Crucial Interventions,’ Dr Alice McLachlan offers her perspective as a junior doctor. You can see the accompanying review offered by Read more…

Utilitarianism and Medicine: Past and Present Perspectives (Panel Discussion, Durham University, 11 May 2016)

9:30am  Arrival and tea/coffee  10am  Introduction 10:15am Panel 1 Commentator: TBA  David Knight (Durham) Laughing Gas, materialism, Blasphemy and Coleridge’s Theory of Life  Tom Rossetter (Durham) Paternalism, Utilitarianism and the Insanity Plea in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Britain 12pm  Break  12:30pm Panel 2 Commentator: Prof Nancy Cartwright  Cathy Gere (University of California, San Diego) The Monkey in the Read more…

The Evidence of Plasticity: A Workshop with Catherine Malabou (Durham University, January 26-27, 2016)

January 26th: The Evidence of Plasticity: A Workshop with Catherine Malabou Sponsored by Digital Studies, CHI and the IAS. Download Poster 14.00-16.30 – papers, plus responses from Catherine Malabou: Ian James (Cambridge), ‘The Place of the Void’ Sofia Ropek-Hewson (Cambridge), ‘Brains, Pills and Dildos: Activating Neuroplasticity through Pharmacology and Prosthetics’ Read more…

‘Pandemics: the Genealogy of a Concept’ (Public Lecture, Queen’s University Belfast, 12 November 2015)

Framing Epidemics Research Group Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities Queen’s University Belfast Public Lecture: Pandemics: the Genealogy of a Concept Download poster Professor Mark Harrison, (Director of the Wellcome Unit, University Of Oxford) Council Chamber 5.30pm, Thursday, 12 November 2015, Wine reception to follow. ICRH Framing Epidemics research Read more…

Reviewer needed: ‘The Making of Modern Anthrax, 1875-1920: Uniting Local, National and Global Histories of Disease’ by James F. Stark

We are pleased to offer for review ‘The Making of Modern Anthrax, 1875-1920’ by our CMH New Generations participant James F. Stark (Pickering & Chatto, 2013). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. From the mid-nineteenth century onwards a number of previously unknown conditions were recorded in both animals and Read more…

Reviewer needed: ‘A History of Science, Magic, and Belief: From Medieval to Early Modern Europe’ by Steven P. Marrone

We are pleased to offer for review ‘A History of Science, Magic, and Belief: From Medieval to Early Modern Europe‘ by Steven P. Marrone (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities, but this book might be particularly suited to a historian.  ‘A History of Science, Read more…