‘The Gut-Brain Axis’: Cultural and Historical Perspectives

Report by Dr Manon Mathias, University of Glasgow This two-day workshop held at the University of Glasgow, 4–5 May 2018, brought together 35 delegates from Australia, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Norway, the UK, and the USA. Participants represented a wide range of institutions, career levels, and disciplines. The aim of the event was to consider the […]

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Conference Report: Empathy and Affect in Medical and Theatrical Practice

Empathy and Affect in Medical and Theatrical Practice: A Workshop, University of Warwick, 13th and 14th October 2017 Conference report by Stefania Crowther and Vivan Joseph This two-day interdisciplinary workshop at the University of Warwick, funded by the Monash-Warwick Alliance, brought together theatre practitioners, clinicians, scholars in medical humanities and creative artists to explore the […]

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CFP: Medical Humanities in the Middle East

Date: November 17-18 2018 Location: Doha, Qatar Deadline for submission: June 1, 2018. The 1st International Conference on Medical Humanities in the Middle East at Weill Cornell Medicine in Qatar invites proposals for oral presentations and posters on the topics of narrative medicine, medical sociology, philosophy of medicine, art and medicine, expressive arts therapies, medical […]

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International Health Humanities Conference

The 7th International Health Humanities conference, ‘Changing Society: Community Wellbeing and Transformation,  How Health Humanities Can Change the World’ is about to close the doors to abstracts for this year’s conference in the cruise ship capital of Europe – Southampton, UK. This year’s conference will be held on 2nd-4th August 2018 and is hosted by […]

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Workshop on Narrative Cardiology

In Bristol on the 20th of July, this workshop will explore important crossovers between principles of narrative medicine and the stories of cardiopathic patients, young people born with congenital heart disease, and patients undergoing heart transplantation. In the morning session, patients, healthcare professionals, and academics will provide an introduction to narrative practice in cardiology by […]

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Digestive Health: Then and Now

By Manon Mathias This round table discussion at the University of Glasgow on 3 November 2017 featured a series of interventions from researchers examining digestive health from the 1800s onwards. Presentations were given by Evelien Lemmens (QMUL), Manon Mathias (University of Glasgow), Ian Miller (Ulster University) and Matthew Smith (University of Strathclyde), and the session […]

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North West Interdisciplinary Medical Humanities Postgraduate Workshop

The North West Interdisciplinary Medical Humanities Hub are hosting a free postgraduate workshop at Lancaster University on the 19th of April 2018, with a keynote address to be delivered by Dr James Stark of Leeds University (@KingTekkers). The one-day workshop is supported by an ESRC Interdisciplinary Event Fund grant, and it will focus on the […]

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Putting the ‘Heart and Soul’ Back into Medicine: The First ‘The Doctor as a Humanist’ Symposium

Authors: Veronika Makarova ( Sechenov University), Margaret Chisolm ( Johns Hopkins University), Annalisa Manca ( Queen’s Belfast), Irina Markovina ( Sechenov University), Jonathan McFarland ( Sechenov University) The first ‘The Doctor as a Humanist’ (DASH) symposium was held in Palma de Mallorca, Spain on the 13th-14th October 2017.The Symposium was the result of the cooperation […]

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