Guest Post: Dr Adrian Chapman, Visiting Fellow at the MHRC, University of Glasgow

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R. D. Laing’s Version of Asylum and its Cultural Appeal Dr Adrian Chapman Florida Sate University, London Centre The Wellcome Collection’s fascinating new London exhibition, Bedlam: The Asylum and Beyond, offers several versions of the asylum: a place of incarceration and therapy, an object of voyeuristic fascination, and a source of artistic inspiration to patient-artists… Continue reading

CFP: ‘The Intersections of Disability and Science Fiction’, Special Issue of JLCDS

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Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies Special issue: The Intersections of Disability and Science Fiction Guest editors: Ria Cheyne (Disability and Education, Liverpool Hope University) and Kathryn Allan (Independent Scholar, Canada) “No other literary genre comes close to articulating the anxieties and preoccupations of the present day as clearly and critically as SF, making… Continue reading

Lecture: Prof. Tom Shakespeare, ‘Disability and Diversity: Taking the Twin Track to Inclusion’, Edinburgh Napier

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Disability and Diversity: taking the twin track to inclusion Professor Tom Shakespeare, Professor of Disability Research, Norwich Medical School Tuesday 25 October 2016 Lyndsey Stewart Lecture Theatre, Edinburgh Napier University, Craiglockhart Campus, Glenlockhart Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1DJ Lecture begins at 5.30pm followed by refreshments How much is required to enable disabled people to participate fully… Continue reading

Lecture: ‘Mental Cases: Nurses, Doctors, Poets and War Trauma at Craiglockhart’, Edinburgh

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  Mental Cases: Nurses, Doctors, Poets and War Trauma at Craiglockhart, Edinburgh Napier Tuesday 11 October 2016, 16:00 – 18:00 The Royal College of Nurses is hosting Mental Cases: Nurses, Doctors, Poets and War Trauma at Craiglockhart as part of our centenary programme and we would be delighted if you would be able to join us.… Continue reading

UK Medical Heritage Library Events, London

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The UK Medical Heritage Library is making 68,000 19th century texts relating to the history of medicine freely available to all. We’re working with the Wellcome Library on this three-year project along with nine other UK universities who are all contributing content to this collection. The collection is openly available via the Wellcome Library and the Internet… Continue reading

Funding: Academy of Medical Sciences, ‘Springboard – Health of the Public 2040 Grant Scheme’

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The Academy of Medical Sciences is launching a new grant scheme for the health social sciences and medical humanities, designed to address the recommendations of its latest report. Last year, the Academy, with the support of the Wellcome Trust, launched a new career-enhancing scheme, Springboard, to support biomedical researchers at their first independent position. The… Continue reading

Research Fellowship, Medicine Galleries at the Science Museum London

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Research Fellow, Medicine Galleries   Location: Science Museum, London Salary: £30,000 – £34,748 p.a. Deadline: 16th October 2016 The Science Museum is developing major new Medicine Galleries to showcase thousands of objects from our medicine collections for the next generation. Thanks to the initial financial support from the Wellcome Trust, the Heritage Lottery Fund, and… Continue reading

Conference: Towards Transcultural Histories of Psychotherapies, London (UCL)

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Towards Transcultural Histories of Psychotherapies: A One day International Conference Location: UCL Health Humanities Centre / Institute of Advanced Studies Date: 15 October 2016 Suspended between science, medicine, religion, art and philosophy, the advent of modern psychotherapies represents one of the distinctive features of 20th-century Western societies, and they are increasing being exported to the rest of… Continue reading

Lectureship in Humanities & Health, Emory University

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The Center for the Study of Human Health (CSHH) at Emory University seeks a Lecturer in Humanities and Health to begin fall semester of 2017. CSHH is an interdisciplinary liberal arts program that supports a BA in human health through innovative courses and scholarly endeavors with broad perspectives on health and the human condition. This… Continue reading

Postdoctoral Associates (2 positions), Medical Humanities, Rutgers University

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Center for Cultural Analysis (CCA), Rutgers University-New Brunswick, NJ Call for Applications, 2017-18 Postdoctoral Associate (2 positions) The Medical Humanities is an emerging field that explores the relationship between culture and society, on the one hand, and medical science and clinical practice, on the other. A growing body of scholarship in this area approaches the… Continue reading