Illness begins with “I” – Jac Saorsa (Exhibition, The Broadway Drawing School Gallery, Cardiff, until 2 Nov 2014)

Illness begins with “I” Jac Saorsa The Broadway Drawing school Gallery, Cardiff 24th Oct. – 2nd Nov. 2014 Illness begins with “I” is about visualising the experience of illness through a creative act of witness – the ‘art of witness’. These are ‘portraits’ of the individual experience of levels of ‘dis-ease’ Read more…

Feminism, Materialism, Critical Theory: A Symposium in Honour of Gillian Howie (1965–2013) (Conference, Liverpool, 16 December 2013)

As many of you know, Prof Gill Howie was, right up until the moment of her untimely and deeply mourned death earlier this year, an inspirational contributor to the medical humanities, philosophy, feminist theory, and many other fields. Please find below details of a symposium to celebrate her work. Feminism, Materialism, Read more…

The Malady and Mortality Conference: Illness, Disease and Death in Literary and Visual Culture (19-20 September 2013, Falmouth University)

Falmouth University will be hosting the Malady and Mortality Conference: Illness, Disease and Death in Literary and Visual Culture on Thursday 19 Sept: a unique series of talks and lectures bringing together academics and specialists in the exploration of disease and death in literary and visual culture. The Malady and Read more…

Illness, narrative and phenomenology (Workshop, Bristol, 9 July 2013)

Medical Humanities Cluster Workshop, 9 July 2013 ILLNESS, NARRATIVE AND PHENOMENOLOGY University of Bristol 9.30-10:00 Coffee 10:00-11:00 Session 1 Anthony Lesser (University of Manchester), Can the progress of an illness be unconsciously controlled? Karin Eli (University of Oxford), ‘The body remembers’: embodied reconciliations of disorder and recovery 11.00-12.00 Session 2 Read more…

Sociology of Diagnosis Workshop with Simon Wessely, Monica Greco and Tom Shakespeare (Cambridge 31 October 2013)

The Third ESRC supported Sociology of Diagnosis workshop will be held on October 31st in Cambridge, UK. Our three speakers will be talking about the politics of diagnosis and the potential of collective health movements: Professor Simon Wessely, Professor of Psychological Medicine, King’s College, University of London Dr. Monica Greco, Read more…