‘Illness as many Narratives: Arts, Medicine and Culture’ reviewed by Drs Claire Hooker and Scott Fitzpatrick

‘Illness as many Narratives: Arts, Medicine and Culture’ by Stella Bolaki (Edinburgh University Press, 2016). Following our initial call for clinical and academic reviews of ‘Illness as many Narratives,’ Drs Claire Hooker and Scott Fitzpatrick offer their perspectives as researchers in the broader field of the medical humanities. You can see the accompanying review from a clinical Read more…

‘A Body of Work: An Anthology of Poetry and Medicine’ reviewed by Ashleigh Blackwood

A Body of Work: An Anthology of Poetry and Medicine edited by Corinna Wagner and Andy Brown (Bloomsbury, 2016) Following our initial call for clinical and academic reviews of ‘A Body of Work,’ Dr Ashleigh Blackwood offers her perspective as a post-doctoral researcher. You can see the accompanying review offered by Dr Marion Lynch here.  On Thomas Read more…

Utilitarianism and Medicine: Past and Present Perspectives (Panel Discussion, Durham University, 11 May 2016)

9:30am  Arrival and tea/coffee  10am  Introduction 10:15am Panel 1 Commentator: TBA  David Knight (Durham) Laughing Gas, materialism, Blasphemy and Coleridge’s Theory of Life  Tom Rossetter (Durham) Paternalism, Utilitarianism and the Insanity Plea in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Britain 12pm  Break  12:30pm Panel 2 Commentator: Prof Nancy Cartwright  Cathy Gere (University of California, San Diego) The Monkey in the 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…

Reviewer needed: ‘A Body of Work: An Anthology of Poetry and Medicine’ edited by Corinna Wagner and Andy Brown

The Centre is pleased to offer ‘A Body of Work: An Anthology of Poetry and Medicine‘ edited by Corinna Wagner and Andy Brown (Bloomsbury, 2016) for review. We have two review copies available, specifically for a clinician and an academic.  Body of Work includes poems by writers from the dawn of Enlightenment to Read more…

‘Pandemics: the Genealogy of a Concept’ (Public Lecture, Queen’s University Belfast, 12 November 2015)

Framing Epidemics Research Group Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities Queen’s University Belfast Public Lecture: Pandemics: the Genealogy of a Concept Download poster Professor Mark Harrison, (Director of the Wellcome Unit, University Of Oxford) Council Chamber 5.30pm, Thursday, 12 November 2015, Wine reception to follow. ICRH Framing Epidemics research Read more…

‘Medical Cultures of the Early Modern Spanish Empire’ reviewed by Dr Elena Burgos-Martínez

‘Medical Cultures of the Early Modern Spanish Empire’ edited by John Slater, Maríaluz López-Terrada, and José Pardo-Tomás (Ashgate, 2014). This ambitious and overdue monograph comes to life after years of conversations and correspondence amongst academics. Through collaboration, they have seized the so-called derivative aspects of the development of Spanish medicine Read more…