Putting “Theory into Practice” – Reflecting on the Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland Workshop 2

Cheryl McGeachan, Phd Candidate at the University of Glasgow, writes: Recently, the Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland held its second workshop event at the University of Edinburgh, entitled “Theory into Practice”. Following on from the first workshop event at the University of Glasgow, entitled “Why Historicise?”, this workshop sought to investigate Read more…

‘Care of the Body: spaces of practice’ – Announcing a new special issue of Social & Cultural Geography

‘Care of the Body: spaces of practice,’ edited by Centre for Medical Humanities Associate Director Sarah Atkinson, Victoria Lawson and Janine Wiles, is the latest special issue of Social & Cultural Geography. From the editors’ introduction: “Care—concept, emotion, practice, politics, moral exhortation—is a starting point for a range of critical Read more…

A Great Week for Medical Humanities Conferencing: 1 The International Medical Geography Symposium

This week the Centre for Medical Humanities is participating in two important conferences: the 14th International Medical Geography Symposium (Durham University) and the 8th Annual Association for Medical Humanities Conference (University of Leicester). Reviews and reflections will be posted on the blog over the coming days, but meanwhile here is Read more…

New Patient-Centric Perspectives in Medical Research – Conference in Rome October 2011

New Patient-Centric Perspectives in Medical Research: Ethical and Governance Challenges International Conference in Rome 28-29 October 2011 Over the past few years, there has been considerable debate over the regulations and guidelines required for the governance of genomic projects and biobanks. Consent from research participants is mandatory and it is Read more…