Industriousness and Daydreaming: Cognitive Neuroscience’s Revaluation of Rest – Felicity Callard (Seminar, Glasgow, November 2 2012)

Industriousness and Daydreaming: Cognitive Neuroscience’s Revaluation of Rest Dr Felicity Callard Senior Lecturer in Social Science for Medical Humanities, Durham University Friday 2nd of November, 3:30pm East Quadrangle Lecture Theatre, University of Glasgow Wine Reception to follow Abstract: How might human geography respond to the epistemological and ontological challenges posed Read more…

Experimental entanglements in cognitive neuroscience (Workshop, Berlin, 25-26 October 2012)

The CMH blog post “Medical humanities and cognitive neuroscience: trandisciplinary openings and endeavours” explored how several people at/associated with the Centre for Medical Humanities at Durham (CMH) are interested in grappling with how the medical humanities as a domain can productively engage not only with the interpretation of science that is being pursued Read more…

Tipping Points Conference: Modelling Social Problems and Health (Durham, September 13-14 2012)

Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience Presents Tipping Points Conference: Modelling Social Problems and Health September 13 – 14 Arthur Holmes Lecture Theatre (CG91), Dept of Chemistry Durham University This conference focuses on realistic modelling of social problems and health. We will present and discuss health problems of concern within Read more…

Nomadic concepts in the social sciences (Seminar, 15-16 June 2012, Newcastle University)

‘Nomadic concepts in the social sciences’ 15-16 June 2012 School of Historical Studies, Newcastle University Project leader: Prof. Olivier Christin (Neuchâtel) Host: Dr Luc Racaut (Newcastle). Many expressions that designate social groups, ideologies, chronological markers or simply summarize the organization of the contemporary world seem perfectly natural and without ambiguity Read more…

Literature and Science – Simon James reflects on Mechanical Diggers, Scalpels, Spades and the flow of ideas between ‘the two cultures’

“It is a curious paradox…that when writers in the Arts and Humanities incorporate science into their work, sometimes they fail to apply the same combination of rigour and scepticism that we bring to history, philosophy or aesthetic artefacts in our own disciplines. A scientific ‘fact’ can become an idée fixe Read more…

Putting “Theory into Practice” – Reflecting on the Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland Workshop 2

Cheryl McGeachan, Phd Candidate at the University of Glasgow, writes: Recently, the Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland held its second workshop event at the University of Edinburgh, entitled “Theory into Practice”. Following on from the first workshop event at the University of Glasgow, entitled “Why Historicise?”, this workshop sought to investigate Read more…