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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Troubling Narratives: Identity Matters – Conference Announcement and Call for Papers

First Call for Papers ‘Troubling Narratives: Identity Matters’ The Institute for Research in Citizenship and Applied Human Sciences, University of Huddersfield, Thursday 19th and Friday 20th of June 2014.  Confirmed keynote speakers for the conference are: Ann Phoenix, University of London Ken Plummer, University of Essex This conference builds on the University of Huddersfield’s long […]

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To Have Been What I Always Am, So Changed From What I Was: Reflections on Altered States and Beckett

  London is currently home to productions of four Samuel Beckett plays. A trilogy – Not I, Footfalls and Rockaby – performed by the extraordinary Lisa Dwan, is at the Royal Court Theatre in advance of a transfer to the Duchess Theatre. Across town, Juliet Stevenson takes on the role of Winnie in Happy Days […]

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Call for Papers: Fashionable Diseases: Medicine, Literature and Culture, ca. 1660-1832

An International Interdisciplinary Conference Newcastle and Northumbria Universities 3rd – 5th July 2014   Keynote speakers include: Professor Helen Deutsch, ‘Diseases of Writing’ University of California, Los Angeles Author of Resemblance and Disgrace: Alexander Pope and the Deformation of Culture   Dr David Shuttleton, ‘The Fashioning of Fashionable Diseases in the Eighteenth Century’ University of Glasgow Author of Smallpox […]

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Guest Piece: Joseph Ting: “Medicine Now, at the Wellcome Collection London: Obesity, The Body, Malaria and Genomes”.

Medicine Now, a permanent exhibition at the Wellcome Collection in London, presents a range of ideas about science and medicine since Sir Henry Wellcome’s death in 1936. Designed to broaden engagement with medical science beyond the narrow confines of the laboratory or clinic, Medicine Now presents a cogent multidisciplinary view of four topics, Obesity, The […]

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In memory of Dr Sue Eckstein, Editor-in-Chief of Medical Humanities

It is with much sadness that we report the death of Dr Sue Eckstein, the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Medical Humanities. Sue Eckstein was an outstanding appointment. Her commitment to, and expertise in, the health humanities meant that she was the perfect person to lead the journal and we were delighted when she agreed to become Editor. In […]

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