Conference Review

On Knowledge in the Medical Humanities: Reflections from the Association of Medical Humanities Conference in Sofia, Bulgaria (27-29 June, 2018)

Maryam Golafshani writes: Last week I attended the Association of Medical Humanities’ annual conference. The conference was hosted at the Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria with the theme of ‘Shadows and Ashes’ derived from the Roman poet Horace’s famous description of humans as ‘pulvis et umbra sumus’. The conference opened Read more…

Call for Papers

Experiments in collaboration: rethinking the human sciences in (or for?) an interdisciplinary age (CfP, Science in Public, Sheffield, 10–12 July 2017)

Des Fitzgerald, Hazel Morrison and Felicity Callard are convening an open panel on “Experiments in Collaboration” for Science in Public, the 11th Annual Science in Public Conference, to be held in Sheffield, 10-12 July 2017. The Call for Papers is below, and the deadline is 18 April 2017. All details about Read more…

Exhibitions, Performances and Screenings

“The Anatomy of Rest” (Hubbub 3-part BBC Radio 4 series; 13, 20, 27 September 9am London time)

Hubbub’s interdisciplinary research on rest is brought together in a three-part series — “The Anatomy of Rest” — on BBC Radio 4 that is being broadcast at 0900-0945 (GMT+1) on 13, 20, 27 September. The programmes are presented by Hubbub Associate Director Claudia Hammond, and feature Hubbub Director Felicity Callard, Read more…

Exhibitions, Performances and Screenings

“Rest and its discontents” (Hubbub Exhibition and Events Series, Mile End Art Pavilion, London, 30 Sept-30 Oct 2016)

Hubbub, one of our Centre’s large, interdisciplinary projects (directed by Felicity Callard, and by Associate Directors Charles Fernyhough, Claudia Hammond and James Wilkes) is holding its end-of-residency exhibition — with accompanying events series — in London this autumn. All very welcome! Links to sign up to the events are included below. REST Read more…

Conferences and Symposiums

Transformations: Sharing knowledge about territories and practices in the Medical Humanities (Conference, Northumbria University, 28th June 2016)

From its roots as an interdisciplinary field of medicine concerned primarily with the role of arts and humanities in the education of medical staff, through to newer and emerging practices that connect a wider range of disciplinary expertise to a broader circle of care in health and well-being, the medical/health Read more…

Conferences and Symposiums

The Body and Pseudoscience in the Long Nineteenth Century (Conference, Newcastle University, 18 June 2016)

‘Sciences we now retrospectively regard as heterodox or marginal cannot be considered unambiguously to have held that status at a time when no clear orthodoxy existed that could confer that status upon them’ (Alison Winter, 1997). The nineteenth century witnessed the drive to consolidate discrete scientific disciplines, many of which Read more…

Conferences and Symposiums

‘Discourses of Care: Care in Media, Medicine and Society’ (CfP, University of Glasgow, 5-7 September 2016)

This Wellcome-funded interdisciplinary conference aims to support and foster collaborative work in relation to media and questions of care and well-being, focusing on care and care giving as critical concepts. Bringing together scholars from film and television studies, medical humanities, disability studies, and philosophy, we will debate how understandings of Read more…

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