Call for Review: ‘The Cognitive Humanities: Embodied Mind in Literature and Culture’ edited by Peter Garratt

We are delighted to offer The Cognitive Humanities: Embodied Mind in Literature and Culture (Garratt, 2016) for review. Further information about the themes under study and the contributing authors can be found at Palgrave Macmillan.  This book identifies the ‘cognitive humanities’ with new approaches to literature and culture that engage with recent theories of the Read more…

‘The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities’ reviewed by Dr Stella Bolaki

The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities, edited by Anne Whitehead and Angela Woods. Associate editors: Sarah Atkinson, Jane Macnaughton and Jennifer Richards (Edinburgh University Press, 2016). The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities is an epic, much-awaited collection of essays that brings together an impressive list of Read more…

Disarming Dialogues in Humanities and Ethics (Workshop, University of Chicago Center in New Delhi, 2-4 November 2016)

The Medical Humanities Group of the University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS), University of Delhi, India and the University of Chicago Medicine, USA will be organising this three day collaborative workshop. The course faculty will be Matthew Sorrentino, David Meltzer, Vinay Kumar, Monica Peek from Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence, Ranjana Read more…

Augmenting the Body: Disability, Bodily Extensions, and the Posthuman (Seminar series, University of Leeds, October-December 2016)

Augmenting the Body is an interdisciplinary medical humanities project based at the University of Leeds, exploring questions of disability, bodily extensions, care and the posthuman. Launching in Autumn 2016, the first phase of the project is a University-funded Sadler Seminar Series. The series will feature a diverse lineup of speakers from fields Read more…

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…

Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research (Workshop, York, 22 September 2016)

Registration is open for the final workshop in the current series organised by the Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research, at York Medical Society on 22 September 2016. Supported by the Wellcome Trust, the workshops are a showcase of work in progress designed to help build connections and foster collaborations among medical humanities researchers, Read more…

‘The Recovery of Beauty: Arts, Culture, Medicine’ reviewed by Dr Katherine Aske

‘The Recovery of Beauty: Arts, Culture, Medicine’ edited by Corinne Saunders, Jane Macnaughton, and David Fuller (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).    Ezra Pound’s observation — ‘beauty is genuinely difficult’ (p. 1) — reminds the reader that discussing the diverse concept of beauty is infamously problematic. This is because the construction of Read more…

Science Fiction and the Medical Humanities (Conference, University of Glasgow, 4 July 2016)

The Wellcome Trust-funded Science Fiction and the Medical Humanities project is pleased to announce its concluding conference. Science fiction is a fertile ground for the imagining of biomedical advances: technologies such as cloning, prosthetics, and rejuvenation are frequently encountered in science-fiction storytelling. Science fiction also offers alternative ideals of health Read more…