Material Medicine: Objects, and Bodies, AMH 2019, Plymouth, UK

Conference Report by Desmond O’Neill After a gap of some years I was delighted to catch a meeting of the UK Association of Medical Humanities, even if only for one day. It was my first encounter with Plymouth, where standing at the lush green of Plymouth Hoe offers disconcertingly different views: either looking to sea […]

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The Politics of Health Conference

The Politics of Health 2020 International Health Humanities Consortium Conference Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN March 26-28, 2020 Conference Chair: Jonathan M. Metzl Conference Co-Chair: Manisha Mishra Call-for-papers now open! Click here for more information: 2020 HHC CFP To submit a proposal, please click here: abstract submission form. Deadline to submit abstract proposals is September 27, […]

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“The Doctor as a Humanist”: The Viewpoint of the Students

Conference Report and Reflection by Poposki Ognen (University Pompeu Fabra); Castillo Gualda Paula (University of Balearic Islands); Barbero Pablos Enrique (University Autonoma de Madrid); Pogosyan Mariam (Sechenov University); Yusupova Diana (Sechenov University); and Ahire Akash (Sechenov University)   The practice of Medicine as a profession has become very technical; doctors rely on fancy investigations, treatment […]

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Being Well Together: Human-Animal Collaboration, Companionship and the Promotion of Health and Wellbeing

by Robert Kirk, Neil Pemberton and Tom Quick This research forum is titled Being Well Together: human-animal collaboration, companionship and the promotion of health and wellbeing, It grew out a meeting at the University of Manchester in September 2018, supported by the UK’s Wellcome Trust. We invited academics working in disciplines across the humanities and […]

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Material Medicine: Objects and Bodies– AMH Conference 2019

We are pleased to announce the CFP for the Association of Medical Humanities (UK) 2019 conference. CFP below; Read more here. Call for Papers We kindly encourage you to submit a proposal for presentation addressing one or more of the below-mentioned topics for the AMH Material Objects Conference 2019. The conference reflects on medical humanities practices […]

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Call of Interest: Collaborative Irish Medical Illustration Project

The libraries and cultural heritage units of Trinity College Dublin, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and University College Dublin are planning a collaborative digitisation project in 2019 and we would like to hear your opinion/thoughts/research interest in it. This collaborative project entails making available online a unique and distinct archival collection of Dublin medical […]

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The 2nd The Doctor as a Humanist Symposium

Jonathan McFarland (Sechenov University) and Irina Markovina (Sechenov University). In October 2017 the 1st The Doctor as a Humanist symposium took place in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. At the symposium we posed the questions, “Can the Humanities transform 21st Century Medicine?” The end of the first symposium in Spain was closed with the words, “Thanks […]

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CFP: Metaphoric Stammers and Embodied Speakers

Metaphoric Stammers and Embodied Speakers: Expanding the Borders of Dysfluency Studies, Humanities Institute, University College Dublin, 12 October, 2018. Extended deadline for submissions: 30 July 2018. Keynote speaker: Chris Eagle, Emory University, Centre for the Study of Human Health (Dysfluencies: On Speech Disorders in Modern Literature, 2014; Talking Normal: Literature, Speech Disorders, and Disability, ed. […]

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‘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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