Call for Papers

Visions, voices and other hallucinatory experiences in the Middle Ages (CfP, International Medieval Congress, July 2014)

The twentieth International Medieval Congress will take place in Leeds, from 7-10 July 2014. Proposals are sought for a panel entitled “Visions, voices and other hallucinatory experiences in the Middle Ages.” This session, sponsored by the Wellcome-funded Hearing the Voice project and the Centre for Medical Humanities, Durham University, seeks Read more…

Call for Papers

Altered Consciousness, 1918-1980 (CfP, Conference, Queen Mary, London, 16-17 November)

Altered Consciousness, 1918-1980 16-17 November 2013 Queen Mary, University of London, E1 4NS Closing date for submissions: 14 June 2013 Keynote speaker: Jeffrey Kripal (Rice University) This meeting will explore the theme of altered consciousness in relation to popular culture, psychology, philosophy, religion, medicine and literature during the period 1918-1980. Read more…

Seminars and Lectures

Towards a Cultural History of Exhaustion: Anna Katharina Schaffner (Public Lecture, Durham, 25 April 2013)

The School of Modern Languages and Cultures Literature, History, Theory Research Group presents Towards a Cultural History of Exhaustion Dr Anna Katharina Schaffner (Comparative Literature, University of Kent) Thursday 25 April, 5.00-7.00 pm A56 Elvet Riverside, Durham University This paper explores how ‘exhaustion’ – understood both as a subjective physico-psychological Read more…

Seminars and Lectures

Bad Vibrations: Music as a Cause of Hysteria, Sex, Madness and Death? James Kennaway (Seminar & Masterclass, Edinburgh, 26 March 2013)

First Event in new Scottish Health Humanities Seminar and Masterclass Series Dr James Kennaway, “Bad Vibrations: Music as a Cause of Hysteria, Sex, Madness and Death?” 6.00-7.30pm (doors open at 5.30pm), Tuesday 26 March 2013. Room 1.9 in Doorway 6, Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh Abstract: For most people, music Read more…

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