Call for Review: ‘Medicine and Empathy in Contemporary British Fiction: A Critical intervention in Medical Humanities’ by Anne Whitehead.

We are delighted to offer Medicine and Empathy in Contemporary British Fiction by Anne Whitehead (Edinburgh University Press, 2017) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. This book marks a critical intervention in the medical humanities that takes issue with its understanding of empathy as something that one has. Drawing Read more…

Frankenstein@200 Stanford Health Humanities Conference (CfP, conference, Stanford University, 20-22 April 2018)

The call for proposals for the International Health Humanities Consortium 2018 Frankenstein@200 Stanford Conference is now open. The conference is an event in the Medicine and the Muse programme at the Stanford School of Medicine. Submissions are encouraged from disciplines including, but not limited to: Arts and health Ethics Film Read more…

Inaugural Congress of Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research – registration closed (Conference, Durham, 14-15 September 2017)

The Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research (NNMHR) is delighted to welcome scholars, practitioners, health professionals, artists and health advocates to join us at Durham University for its inaugural Congress. This is an opportunity for people who are passionate or even simply curious about medical humanities research to share ideas Read more…

Accounts of Illness in Historical and Modern Texts (Conference, Oxford, 27 June 2017)

Dr Katherine Southwood (Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford) is hosting a conference on ‘Accounts of Illness in Historical and Modern Texts: Exploring Methods in Medical Humanities Research Across Disciplines’. How can historical and modern accounts of illness experience which are textual be analysed in a methodologically rigorous Read more…

Keynote Speakers Confirmed: Inaugural Congress of Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research (Conference, Durham, 14-15 September 2017)

NNMHR is delighted to announce two keynote speakers for its Inaugural Congress on 14-15 September in Durham. Ericka Johnson and Kristin Zeiler (Linköping University, Sweden) will jointly present “Embodiment, Materiality and Normativity in Medical Humanities”, bringing in insights from their respective areas of expertise: feminist phenomenology and feminist technoscience studies. The Northern Network for Read more…

Interdisciplinarity in Practice: Medical Humanities Research Workshop for PGRs (Workshop, Leeds, 7 September 2017)

We warmly invite participants for a one-day workshop addressing the scholarly challenges and collaborative opportunities surrounding postgraduate research in the medical humanities. Increasing numbers of postgraduate students from a wide range of disciplines are undertaking work on human health, wellbeing, disease, and the body that entails interdisciplinary approaches. Conducting PhD Read more…