What’s critical about the critical medical humanities? (Lunchtime talk, Birkbeck University of London, 6 October 2016)

The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities is a collection of thirty-six essays outlining a compelling new vision for medical humanities scholarship. In this talk, general editors Anne Whitehead and Angela Woods will discuss the different meanings and configurations of a critical medical humanities and what these open up for the future of Read more…

Disability and Disciplines: The International Conference on Educational, Cultural, and Disability Studies (CfP, Liverpool Hope University, 5-6 July 2017)

Interdisciplinarity is pivotal in the development of the academy for many reasons, some of which form the conceptual framework of the Centre for Culture and Disability Studies at Liverpool Hope University. Although far from straightforward in practice, the thinking is that interdisciplinarity leads to curricular reform that itself leads to Read more…

Engagement, Co-production, and Collaborative Meaning-Making: Collaboration in Qualitative Health Research (CfA, London, 7 February 2017)

The third UCL Qualitative Health Research Network Symposium, supported by the Wellcome Trust, will bring together researchers from around the world. Discussion will focus on increasing calls for collaboration between academia and the wider healthcare community in health research. This is largely driven by efforts to engage the public in the Read more…

Food pleasure, altered eating and well-being (Seminar, Gala Theatre Durham, 14th September 2016)

Eating is undoubtedly one of life’s great pleasures. Yet it is denied many people living with long-term eating difficulties as a result of illness, treatment or life-course transitions. This seminar reports on new research on “altered eating”, and the ‘science of deliciousness’. The seminar will include audience participation to examine Read more…

Rethinking Sexology: Post-doctoral and doctoral funding opportunities at the University of Exeter

“Rethinking Sexology – The Cross-Disciplinary Invention of Sexuality: Sexual Science Beyond the Medical, 1890-1940” This major five-year Wellcome Trust-funded Joint Investigator Award project (2015-2020), led by Professor Kate Fisher (History) and Jana Funke (English) at the University of Exeter, seeks to reconsider the emergence of the scientific study of human Read more…

Reviewer needed: ‘Situated Intervention: Sociological Experiments in Health Care’ by Teun Zuiderent-Jerak

We are pleased to offer for review ‘Situated Intervention: Sociological Experiments in Health Care‘ by Teun Zuiderent-Jerak (The MIT Press, 2015). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities.  In this book, Teun Zuiderent-Jerak considers how the direct involvement of social scientists in the practices they study can Read more…

Reviewer needed: ‘Rethinking Interdisciplinarity across the Social Sciences and Neurosciences’ by Felicity Callard and Des Fitzgerald

We are pleased to offer for review ‘Rethinking Interdisciplinarity across the Social Sciences and Neurosciences‘ by Felicity Callard and Des Fitzgerald (Palgrave, 2015). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. This book offers a provocative account of interdisciplinary research across the neurosciences, social sciences and humanities. Setting itself against Read more…