CHCI Health Humanities Summer Institute 2016: ‘The Health Humanities Now’ (Conference, King’s College London, 26 – 27 June 2016)

The second CHCI Summer Institute in the Health Humanities will take place at King’s College London on Sunday 26 and Monday 27 June 2016. The Summer Institute aims to gather scholars and practitioners from all over the world in the burgeoning field of the health humanities. The focus of this Read more…

Post-doctoral fellowship – Vulnerability and mental health research ethics (CfA, Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal)

Postdoctoral fellowshipor graduate student scholarship* Neuroethics research unit – Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM) Supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) *This offer could be transformed into a scholarship for a graduate student supervised at the IRCM We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow or graduate student Read more…

Anthropology of Mental Health: At the Intersections of Transience, ‘Chronicity’ and Recovery (panel; ASA 2016, Durham, 4-7 July 2016)

Paper proposals are now invited for the panel ‘Anthropology of Mental Health: At the Intersections of Transience, “Chronicity” and Recovery’, which will take place at the Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth (ASA) conference, at the University of Durham, 4-7 July 2016. Responding to recent changes in Read more…

Reviewer needed: ‘The Man Who Closed the Asylums: Franco Basaglia and the Revolution in Mental Health Care’ by John Foot

We are pleased to offer for review ‘The man who closed down the asylums: Franco Basaglia and the revolution in mental health care’ (Verso Books, 2015). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. When the wind of the 1960s blew through the world of psychiatry. In 1961, when Franco Basaglia Read more…

Reviewer needed: ‘African Asylum at a Crossroads: Activism, Expert Testimony, and Refugee Rights’ edited by Iris Berger et al

We are pleased to offer for review ‘African Asylum at a Crossroads: Activism, Expert Testimony, and Refugee Rights’ edited by Iris Berger, Tricia Redeker Hepner, Benjamin N. Lawrence, Joanna T. Tague, and Meredith Terretta (Ohio University Press, 2015). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. African Asylum at a Crossroads: Read more…

Mind, Value and Mental Health (Int’l Conference, University of Oxford, 25 July 2015)

A one-day international conference delivered by renowned experts in the field through keynote lectures. Willing Addicts? Drinkers, Dandies, Druggies and other Dionysians: Owen Flanagan (James B Duke Professor and Professor of Neurobiology, Duke University, USA) This talk will discuss the reasons some addicts choose addiction rather than “recovery”, whether addiction Read more…