James Poskett: Naval Expertise Conference, May 10-11 2013

For those regularly following this blog, you’ll know I’m keen on exploring how maritime and medical history can be brought together, particularly with respect to developing critical global histories of both. If you share my enthusiasm, you might be interested in the following conference, due to take place 10-11th May 2013 at Wolfson College, University […]

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Ayesha Ahmad: Call for ‘Stories’; Symposium edited by Tod Chambers

Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics will publish an issue devoted to personal stories from bioethicists about the experience of being ill or caring for a person who is ill. We are particularly interested in those stories that have affected how a bioethicist “does” ethics. We want true, personal stories in a form that is easy to read. […]

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Ayesha Ahmad: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – A Socio-Political Construct or Illness Entity?

I recently attended a seminar meeting at St Pancras Hospital, chaired by Dr Khaldoon Ahmed, on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Amongst an elite crowd of Dr Walter Busuttil, Medical Director at Combat Stress, Professor Roland Littlewood, University College London, and Dr Brock Chisholm, Forced Migration, whether PTSD is a socio-political construct or illness entity was […]

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Ayesha Ahmad: Seminar June 20th 2012 on ‘Narrative Epileptology’ by Dr Maria Vaccarella, Kings College London

Dr Maria Vaccarella will present her ongoing research at an open seminar at the Centre for Health and Humanities, King’s College London. Dr Vaccarella’s subject refers to the cultural history of epilepsy in the West, and narrative medicine applied to epilepsy care; creating a valuable insight into the interaction between health and the humanities. The […]

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