Symposium: ‘Toward an ecological healthcare’, Cronache di Medicina Narrative, Milan

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Words, environments and resources for a supportable system. These are the themes adopted for the event organised by ISTUD Foundation. The event will occur on 13th December 2016 from 5 PM to 7 PM, at Palazzo delle Stelline, corso Magenta 61, Milan. “Toward an ecological healthcare” is a concept that means a system of cares that is respectful of… Continue reading

Collections Funding: University of St Andrews Library Visiting Scholarship Scheme 2017

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Applications are invited for the 2017 round of scholarships to work with the University Library’s Special Collections during Summer 2017. Full details can be found here. The University of St Andrews has an outstanding collection of books, archives and photography, accumulated throughout the six hundred years since the University’s foundation.  The collection is especially rich… Continue reading

Funded PhD on Disability Studies and Contemporary Art, Manchester Metropolitan University

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Challenging ‘outsider’ art: how are learning disabled artists informing contemporary arts? This project explores the participation of people with learning disabilities in the world of contemporary arts.  The focus will be on how artists who until recently might have been considered ‘outsider artists’ are collaborating within contemporary art and to consider the impact of this… Continue reading

CFP: ‘The Globalisation of Autism: Historical, Sociological, and Anthropological Reflections’, QMUL

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‘Autism is not limited to a single region or a country; it is a worldwide challenge that requires global action’ – Ban Ki Moon, UN Secretary General, 2012 The autism diagnosis has become an important category of global health; capable of attracting large amounts of funding, shaping disability rights legislation, and impacting education, health and welfare… Continue reading

Conference Registration: ‘Other Psychotherapies – across time, space, and cultures’, Glasgow

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Other Psychotherapies – across time, space, and cultures Date: Monday 3rd – Tuesday 4th April 2017 Location: Wolfson Medical Building, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8LQ Organizing Committee: Dr Gavin Miller (Chair), Medical Humanities Research Centre/English Literature, University of Glasgow Dr Sofia Xenofontos, Classics, University of Glasgow Dr Cheryl McGeachan, Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow… Continue reading

Discussion Group: Ian Shaw, ‘The Psychopolitics of Surplus Populations’, Glasgow

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The Psychopolitics of Surplus Populations Date: 1-2pm, Wednesday 30th November Location: Room 311 in the East Quadrangle, in the Main Building at Glasgow University (directions here). The last of meeting of the GU medical humanities discussion group is this Wednesday (30th Nov), with Dr. Ian Shaw (School of Geographical and Earth Sciences) speaking on ‘The Psychopolitics… Continue reading

Workshop: Historical Perspectives on Health Inequalities, Glasgow Caledonian University

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Date: 5-7pm, Friday 2nd Dec 2016 Location: Room 108, Hamish Wood Building, Glasgow Caledonian University You are warmly invited to the next CSHHH workshop, co-organised with the RSE Young Academy of Scotland’s Health and Wellbeing group, which will explore how we might use historical research and knowledge to inform current debates and policy on health inequalities in… Continue reading

Lectureship in History (6 months), Glasgow Caledonian University

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Post: Lecturer in History Reference: GCU00228 Salary: £40,523-46,924 per year pro rata Deadline: 5th December 2016 This is a 0.5FTE/fixed term maternity cover for 6 months from 9th January 2017, at 17.5 hours per week. Applications are invited for a temporary fixed-term Lectureship in History based within the Department of Social Sciences, Media and Journalism… Continue reading

Call for applications: 2018 Brocher Foundation Residencies, Geneva

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The Brocher Foundation is located on the shores of the Geneva Lake, in Hermance (Geneva -Switzerland). The Brocher Foundation residencies last between one and four months. They give researchers the opportunity to work at the Brocher Centre on projects on the ethical, legal and social implications for humankind of recent medical research and new technologies. Every month dozens of visiting researchers live… Continue reading

CFP: The Postgraduate Journal of Medical Humanities, Exeter

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The PJMH: The Postgraduate Journal of Medical Humanities, based at the University of Exeter’s Centre for Medical History, is now accepting submissions for articles and book reviews for its fourth edition. The journal, an online interdisciplinary publication authored and edited by postgraduate students, will be publishing professional peer-reviewed research and book reviews on all topics… Continue reading