CFP: ‘Dementia Lab: the Role of Design 2016’, Essen, Germany

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Call for participation: Dementia Lab: the Role of Design 2016 Essen, Germany 14 and 15 September, 2016 Design educators of all disciplines, design researchers and designers are invited to attend this two-day event on designing together with people with dementia. Design in all of its forms, from graphic and product design to industrial design and… Continue reading

Conference: Biopolitics and Psychosomatics: ‘Participating Bodies’, Cambridge

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Friday 8th July 2016, University of Cambridge Online registration is now open to book your place. The standard fee is £30 (includes lunch and teas/coffees). The fee for students/unwaged is £15. The deadline for registration is Friday 1 July 2016 at 12 noon. Patient involvement, participation and empowerment are keywords at the forefront of the politics… Continue reading

Workshop: ‘Medical Objects: An Interdisciplinary Workshop’, London

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Medical Objects: An Interdisciplinary Workshop 13 July 2016 at Birkbeck School of Arts Venue: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, London 10am-6pm 13 July 2015. Lunch and refreshments provided An interdisciplinary enquiry into objects in medicine, featuring papers on medical technologies, texts, therapies and research objects, and the theoretical and disciplinary questions they raise. Registration is free… Continue reading

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

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Monday 3rd April – Tues 4th April 2017 University of Glasgow The Wellcome Trust-funded Conference ‘Other Psychotherapies – across time, space, and cultures’ brings contemporary Western expertise into dialogue with psychotherapeutic approaches from ‘other’ spatially, historically or otherwise ‘distant’ cultures. The Conference Committee invites abstracts of up to 300 words for 20-minute presentations, to be… Continue reading

Internships in Narrative Medicine, Milan

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The Health and Wellbeing Area of ISTUD Foundation is willing to host students of Medical and Nursing Academies, Psyhcology and Counseling, Social Workers, Health Economist and other future healthcare providers, and scholars on Healthcare Organization for research projects concerning Medical Humanities, Narrative Medicine, Burden of Illness, globally and social skills development in Healthcare. The internship… Continue reading

‘[O]ur wits are so diversely coloured’: Thoughts on the 2016 Disability and Shakespearean Theatre Symposium at Glasgow University

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By Jessi Parrot (@messijessijumps) In the public imagination, it would seem, disability and Shakespeare are not the most obvious pairing – that is, if the recent adaptation of the London tube map to feature all of Shakespeare’s characters in place of station names is anything to go by. Indeed, according to the image, commissioned by the… Continue reading

Visiting speaker, Glasgow, Prof. Julia Watts Belser: ‘Disability and the Destruction of Jerusalem’

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Date: Monday, June 27, 2016 from 12.30pm to 2pm (lecture starts at 12.45pm) Location: Wolfson Medical Building, Yudowitz Lecture Theatre, Glasgow, G11 6PB (View Map) Register: via our Eventbrite page    Prof. Julia Watts Belser (Georgetown University) will be presenting a guest lecture on ‘Disability and the Destruction of Jerusalem: Gender, Sex, and Flesh in Early Jewish Narrative’ on Monday 27th June 2016 at… Continue reading

Registration: International Comics & Medicine Conference, ‘Stages & Pages’, Dundee

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Date: Thursday 7th July – Saturday 9th July 2016 Location: Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill, Dundee, DD1 5EN (View Map) Registration: £20-£80 (student discounts and single-day tickets available). Register at the Eventbrite page. Keynote Speakers: Lynda Barry, Al Davison, and Elisabeth El Rafaie, with a special workshop run by Lynda Barry & Dan Chaon The theme of this year’s… Continue reading

Registration: Science Fiction and the Medical Humanities Conference, Glasgow

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Date: Monday 4th July 2016, 9am to 6pm  Location: Western Infirmary Lecture Theatre, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8SU (View Map) Organizing Committee: Gavin Miller and Anna McFarlane Keynote Speakers: Dr Luna Dolezal, University of Durham & Trinity College Dublin Professor Daniel Pick, Birkbeck, University of London Professor Patrick Parrinder, University of Reading The Wellcome Trust-funded Science Fiction… Continue reading

CFP: ‘Discourses of Care: Care in Media, Medicine and Society’, Glasgow

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Location: Gilmorehill Halls, 9 University Avenue, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ Date: Monday 5th – Wednesday 7th September 2016 Deadline for proposals: Friday 3rd June 2016 Keynote speakers: Eva Feder Kittay, Stony Brook University NY Andrew Kötting, artist and filmmaker, University for the Creative Arts This Wellcome-funded interdisciplinary conference aims to support and foster collaborative… Continue reading