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…

Vulnerability: memories, bodies, sites (International Conference, Padua, 16th-17th May 2016)

Conference Organisers: Marilena Parlati (Padua), Rosario Arias (Malaga), Donata Bulotta (University of Calabria), Eleonora Federici (L’Orientale Naples) Federica La Manna (University of Calabria), Annalisa Oboe (Padua), Nicoletta Vallorani (Milan) We shall read through the terms ‘vulnerability’, ‘risk’, ‘wound’ and ‘trauma’ opening them up to an intensely interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary scrutiny. Italian, Anglophone, Read more…

‘Narrative Medicine: Bridging the Gap between Evidence-Based Care and Medical Humanities’ reviewed by Sandra Weems and Paulette Hahn

‘Narrative Medicine: Bridging the Gap between Evidence-Based Care and Medical Humanities’ by Maria Giulia Marini (Springer International, 2016). How can narrative augment the evidence-based knowledge clinicians gather about their patients? Examining some of narrative medicine’s foundational ideologies, Maria Giulia Marini discusses the epistemological value of interdisciplinary connectedness in ‘Narrative Medicine: Bridging Read more…

Reviewer needed: ‘The Recovery of Beauty: Arts, Culture, Medicine’ edited by Corrine Saunders, Jane Macnaughton, and David Fuller

We are pleased to offer for review ‘The Recovery of Beauty: Arts, Culture Medicine‘ edited by Professors Corinne Saunders, Jane Macnaughton, and David Fuller of the Centre for Medical Humanities (Palgrave, 2015).  The Recovery of Beauty comprises fourteen essays exploring what constitutes beauty across time in Western thought and art, Read more…

Artists’ Books and the Medical Humanities (Symposium, exhibition and workshop, Canterbury, April 2016)

Post provided by Dr Stella Bolaki: Artists’ Books and the Medical Humanities An interdisciplinary symposium and workshop, accompanied by Prescriptions: an exhibition of artists’ books by Martha A. Hall and other artists Artists’ Books and the Medical Humanities consists of an exhibition of artists’ books in the Beaney House of Read more…

Durham CMH / Wolfson PG & ECR Network: ‘Emotion, Affect and the Body’ (Durham University, 15th March 2016)

The Williams’ Library, St. Chad’s College, North Bailey, Durham Tea, Coffee and Cakes will be served! The next meeting of the CMH Postgraduate / Early Career Researcher Medical Humanities Network will take place on Tuesday 15th March, 4-6pm. This meeting of the postgraduate / ECR medical humanities discussion group will Read more…

Transatlantic Connections 3: How Medical Humanities is Building Bridges to the Future of Medicine (Conference, Drew University, 13th-17th January 2016)

The Transatlantic Connections Conference is a unique event, which gathers together academics, experts and local guests  to discuss the connections between Ireland, the US and the world, in an interdisciplinary context. The Transatlantic Connections Conference is  hosted by The Institute of Study Abroad Ireland, which is based in Bundoran, Co. Donegal. The conference begins Read more…

‘The Ethics of Display: exhibiting vulnerable bodies’ (Symposium, University of Warwick, 21 March 2016)

This symposium brings together curators, art and medical historians, and medical humanities scholars to examine the ethics and challenges of displaying difficult, sensitive and vulnerable material, especially the bodies of patients. In doing so it seeks to create an open and earnest discussion about ‘appropriate’ exhibition practices, curatorial choices, and Read more…

Reviewer needed: ‘Narrative Medicine: Bridging the Gap between Evidence-Based Care and Medical Humanities’ by Maria Guilia Marini

We are pleased to offer ‘Narrative Medicine: Bridging the Gap between Evidence-Based Care and Medical Humanities‘ by Maria Guilia Marini  (Springer, 2016) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. This book examines all aspects of narrative medicine and its value in ensuring that, in an age Read more…