Ageing, Embodiment and the Self: A One-Day AHRC Symposium

Friday March 18th 2016, Milburn House, University of Warwick 10am-5pm This event, run under the aegis of the AHRC Modernism, Medicine and the Embodied Mind project, will explore experiences of ageing and dementia from a number of perspectives–medical, literary, philosophical, literary, and performative–thinking in particular about the embodied experience of old age and dementia, the perceived […]

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Call for Papers – special issue of the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry

  The editors of a forthcoming (2017) special issue of the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry on “Investigating public trust in expert knowledge: ethics, narrative and engagement” are currently inviting submission of papers. The special issue will be the first of its kind to examine the ethics of public trust in expert knowledge systems in emergent […]

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The Reading Room: ePatients Conference, Queen’s University Belfast

  ePatients The Medical, Ethical and Legal Repercussions of Blogging and Micro-Blogging Experiences of Illness and Disease   Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities Queen’s University Belfast, 11-12 September 2015 The provisional programme for this conference is now available: Friday 11th September 11.00 – 11.30         Registration 11.30 – 11.45     […]

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Science Fiction & Medical Humanities: Special Issue CfP

Call for Papers for Medical Humanities Science Fiction and the Medical Humanities We are delighted to announce that Medical Humanities will be publishing a special issue: ‘Science Fiction and the Medical Humanities’. This edition of the journal will be guest edited by Dr Gavin Miller. Themes We invite papers of broad interest to an international readership of medical […]

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Medicine Unboxed: Students 2015 – An Invitation to Participate

Medicine Unboxed: Students 2015 – Call for Participation   Medicine Unboxed aims to inspire debate and cultural change in healthcare. Medicine today exists at a time of extraordinary scientific knowledge and therapeutic possibility but faces challenging moral, political and social questions. Medicine Unboxed engages the general public and healthcare audiences with a view of medicine […]

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ePatients: The Medical, Ethical and Legal Repercussions of Blogging and Micro-Blogging Experiences of Illness and Disease – Call for Papers and Conference Details

Queen’s University Belfast, 11-12 September 2015 Call for Papers Referring to the growth of online patient-initiated resources, including medical blogs, the BMJ noted in a 2004 editorial that we were witnessing ‘the most important technocultural medical revolution of the past century’. Ten years later, the controversy caused by Bill Keller’s opinion piece in the New […]

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CFP: Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference 2015 (University of Exeter, 20-21 July 2015)

CFP: Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference 2015 University of Exeter, 20-21 July 2015 Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Professor Stuart Murray, University of Leeds Dr Roberta Bivins, University of Warwick Building on the success of last year’s Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference, this conference aims to bring together researchers from a variety of disciplines in a manner that reflects […]

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Medicine Unboxed: Students – Call for Participation

Medicine Unboxed aims to examine medicine from the perspective of the arts and humanities, and arises from the view that good medicine demands more than scientific and technical expertise, also requiring ethical judgment, empathy, and an understanding of human experience. Last year saw the first Medicine Unboxed: Students meeting at which students of the arts, health and […]

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5th International Symposium on Poetry and Medicine at the Royal Society of Medicine, Wimpole Street, London on Saturday 10 May 2014

Reflections from the 5th International Symposium on Poetry and Medicine by Clare Best   This year’s Symposium invited us to focus on how we might begin to define the term ‘medical poetry’ and asked if that is even a useful aim. Michael Hulse started the day with a thought-provoking talk proposing that the Romantic ego […]

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Psychosis and the Arts: Conference

Psychosis and the Arts – Thursday 27th March, 2014 Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre 17-25 New Inn Yard, London, EC2A 3EA Speakers include: Bobby Baker, Martin Gayford, David Bell, Wiebke Trunk, Nanna Luth & Meg Harris-Williams. About the Conference: The use of the arts in personalised recovery journeys, as well as in psychological treatment […]

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