Conference Report: Inaugural Congress of the Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research

Inaugural Congress of the Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research, Durham University, 14th-15th September 2017 Since it was established in 2013, the Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research (NNMHR) has held a number of workshops throughout the UK. Its first research congress, hosted at the beautiful Durham University, brought together medical humanities researchers as well […]

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Empathy and Affect in Medical and Theatrical Practice: Sophocles, Beckett, Edson

Empathy and Affect in Medical and Theatrical Practice will be a two-day event on the 14th to the 15th of October at the University of Warwick. The event will bring together theatre practitioners, clinicians, and scholars in humanities and medical ethics with other members of the public to consider the embodiment of illness (both physical and […]

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Conference Report: Empathies

‘Empathies: 11th Conference of the European Society for Literature and the Arts’, Basel University, 20-25th June 2017   By Anna McFarlane   The ESLA conferences have been growing for a number of years, working alongside their sister organisation in America, the Society for Literature and the Arts to promote interdisciplinary communication through wide-ranging conferences that […]

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Conference Reports: Accounts of Illness in Historical and Modern Texts

‘Accounts of Illness in Historical and Modern Texts: Exploring Methods in Medical Humanities Research Across the Disciplines’, University of Oxford, 27th June 2017   By Anna McFarlane   The ‘Accounts of Illness’ conference was organised by Professor Katherine Southwood of Oxford University as a means of understanding the different methodologies used across the disciplines that […]

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The Doctor as a Humanist – a Solution to Uncertainty?

Jonathan McFarland, (Sechenov University), Annalisa Manca (Queen’s University, Belfast), and Irina Markovina (Sechenov University) describe their upcoming symposium, “Can the Humanities Transform 21st Century Medicine?” In October 2017, the first “The Doctor as a Humanist” symposium will be held in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, with the following subtitle “Can the Humanities Transform 21st Century Medicine?” The symposium […]

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Institute of Medical Ethics Conference 2017: Call for Papers

4th IME Summer Conference, June 2017   Building on the success of three previous conferences held in Edinburgh, Newcastle and London, the 4th Institute of Medical Ethics (IME) Summer Conference will take place on the 15th and 16th of June in Liverpool. Two changes have been made to the conference format for 2017. First, the Research Committee […]

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Symposium – Retroviral Cultures: AIDS, Twenty Years On

  1 December 2016, 2.00 PM – 6.00 PM Andrew Blades, Maria Vaccarella, Corinne Squire, MK Czerwiec Old Council Chamber, Wills Memorial Building   2016 marks the twentieth anniversary of the 11th International AIDS Conference in Vancouver, at which Taiwanese American researcher David Ho and his team revealed new antiretroviral combination therapies to the world. […]

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