‘Film Legends Among Us’: New Series in Medical Humanities Online Blogs

Brandy Schillace, Editor-in-chief, Medical Humanities Journal Lambert Wilson, French actor and musician, and master of ceremonies at his opening speech for the Cannes Film Festival in 2014 said: ‘The world is written in an incomprehensible language, but cinema translates it for us universally. Without its guiding light, each person would remain in isolated darkness’’. Medical […]

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Opening Celebration of the Institute for Medical & Health Humanities and Artistic Research

Announcement from The Institute for Medical & Health Humanities and Artistic Research 25 March 2022 3:15–4:45 pm (CEST) online OPENING CELEBRATION https://www.eventbrite.de/e/eroffnungsfeieropening-celebration-tickets-273777274197 The Institute for Medical & Health Humanities and Artistic Research combines approaches of artistic research with those of Medical and Health Humanities. It aims to develop and advance innovative perspectives on ways of […]

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Doctoral Research Fellowship: “Bodies in Translation: Science, Knowledge and Sustainability in Cultural Translation”

Announcement from the University of Oslo A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in cultural history and cultural translation is available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo. Cultural translations in early modern descriptions of the «New World» The person appointed will form a part of the research project “Bodies in […]

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No Words: A Virtual Choir of Healthcare Workers Memorializes 500,000 Americans Lost to the Pandemic

Announcement by The Nocturnists The U.S. has reached half a million deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic. To mark this moment, The Nocturnists medical storytelling community has created No Words, a video memorial honoring those lost to the pandemic and the healthcare workers who cared for them. No Words Memorial Video: https://bit.ly/TheNocturnists_NoWords No Words Webpage: https://thenocturnists.com/no-words […]

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Announcements: Conversations in Time of Crisis (Association for Medical Humanities)

We find ourselves in crisis. In times of crisis, action is at once indispensable and impossible, demanding a whole focus of attention while being dependent on events resolving themselves, requiring front-line workers to intervene while knowing themselves to have severely limited influence and agency. The front line is essentially a conversation with often unknown and […]

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Practical Medical Humanities: Perspectives from Singapore

by Ann Hui Ching Third Spacing is the yet to be defined space between cells and vessels, where fluid moves from one space to another. Third Spacing is a podcast by and for healthcare students where we explore important issues on the peripheries of clinical medicine in Singapore. Our next podcast series aims to grow […]

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December special Issue: Haunted Hearts

Today we are pleased to present another from the December Special Issue Section: The haunted heart and the Holy Ghost: on retrieval, donation and death, by Joshua Hordern. In his summary of the work, Joshua writes: What is haunting about our hearts? Some people who receive transplanted hearts report a strange feeling of connection to […]

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December Special Issue: David Cooper on Heart Transplant

In today’s post, we preview the work of David K. C. Cooper, “Heart Surgery and Transplantation – Innovations Impacting on Concepts of Life and Death.” For centuries, the heart has been looked upon differently from other vital organs, even if those organs are equally important in sustaining life. Today, very many heart operations are performed […]

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Virtual Symposium announcement: New Realities in Times of COVID-19: A Humanistic Response

This might be of interest to our reader: a free virtual symposium on “New Realities in Times of COVID-19: A Humanistic Response,” part of the “Doctor as Humanist” Series. Saturday, November 21. Start: 2pm GMT/9am EST | End: 8pm GMT/3pm EST, registration required | Event page. From the organizers: Join our virtual symposium New Realities […]

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Call for Abstracts (Issue 11: Summer 2021): Illness, Narrated

Guest Editors: Silvia Boide, Benjamin Brendel, Maaike Hommes and Melanie Kreitler In response to debates considering the relationship between illness and narrative, and the extent to which these concepts can be seen as mutually constitutive, this issue of On_Culture seeks to gather new approaches and critical perspectives to the intricate relationship between narrative and illness. We welcome […]

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