Farewell to the CMH Blog

Founding Editor Angela Woods writes… It’s the end of era! Eight years and over 2500 posts later, the Centre for Medical Humanities blog is shutting up shop. In it’s place and launching tomorrow, Thursday 14 September, a new site called The Polyphony  will publish essays, reviews and provocations from across Read more…

Job Opportunity: 3 yr Postdoc to work on ‘Sexual Violence, Medicine, and Psychiatry’

This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding postdoctoral researcher to join the core team of the new Wellcome Trust-funded Investigator Award on ‘Sexual Violence, Medicine, and Psychiatry’. This project, led by Professor Joanna Bourke (Birkbeck), brings together an interdisciplinary team to investigate the medical and psychiatry aspects of sexual violence, Read more…

“Medicine and Empathy in Contemporary British Fiction: A Critical Intervention in Medical Humanities” by Anne Whitehead reviewed by Iro Filippaki

Anne Whitehead, Medicine and Empathy in Contemporary British Fiction: A Critical Intervention in Medical Humanities (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017). Empathy, power structures, and what we are capable of not doing In a 1988 interview with George Plimpton, Maya Angelou passionately argued for the importance of fiction by saying that Read more…

Job Opportunities – Managing Editor and Reviews Editor for the Centre for Medical Humanities Blog

Job Opportunities: Managing Editor and Reviews Editor for the Centre for Medical Humanities Blog Founded in 2010, the award-winning CMH blog (https://www.centreformedicalhumanities.org/) is, we think, one of the world’s leading medical humanities websites. But it’s time for a revamp. We are seeking a creative, tech-savvy Managing Editor (0.2FTE) and a Read more…

The Postgraduate Journal of Medical Humanities 2018: Call for Papers (deadline 15 March 2018)

The PJMH: The Postgraduate Journal of Medical Humanities, based at the University of Exeter’s Centre for Medical History, is now accepting submissions for articles and book reviews for its fifth edition. The journal, an online interdisciplinary publication authored and edited by postgraduate students, will be publishing professional peer-reviewed research and book Read more…

Cultural crossings of care – an appeal to the medical humanities (CfP, Oslo, 26-27 October 2018)

‘Cultural crossings of care’ is a 2-day conference organised by the University of Oslo’s Knowledge in Translation (KNOWIT) and Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages. Honorary guest and speaker: Holberg Prize Winner and Professor Julia Kristeva, Université Paris Diderot. Key note speaker: Professor Marie Rose Moro, Université Paris Descartes. Read more…

Cultural crossings of care – an appeal to the medical humanities (Conference, Oslo, 12-13 October 2018)

‘Cultural crossings of care’ is a 2-day conference organised by the University of Oslo’s Knowledge in Translation (KNOWIT) and Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages. Honorary guest and speaker: Holberg Prize Winner and Professor Julia Kristeva, Université Paris Diderot. Key note speaker: Professor Marie Rose Moro, Université Paris Descartes. Read more…