CFP: Research Symposium, ‘Global Genetic Fictions’, Leeds, 25-26 April 2019

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Date: 25-26 April 2019 Closing Date for Abstracts: Friday 21 December 2018 Location: Weetwood Hall, University of Leeds CFP: Research Symposium, Global Genetic Fictions, Weetwood Hall, University of Leeds, 25-26 April 2019 As genetic science develops at breakneck speed, cultural representations register in their form and content changing ideas about the self and personhood, consciousness, behaviour and motivation, heredity,… Continue reading

CFP: Research Symposium, ‘Biocolonialism: Perspectives from the Humanities’, Leeds, 22-23 May 2019

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Date: 22-23 May 2019 Closing Date for Proposals: Friday 21 December 2018 Location: Weetwood Hall, University of Leeds CFP: Research Symposium, ‘Biocolonialism: Perspectives from the Humanities’, Weetwood Hall, University of Leeds, 22-23 May 2019 For many colonised peoples, scientific research has long been identified with the oppressive project of imperialism and colonial exploitation. Population genetics, medical trials, genetic ancestry… Continue reading

Plenary Lecture and Workshop Session: ‘Making models: the production and exchange of anatomical knowledge around 1800’, Dr Marieke Hendriksen, Glasgow, 4 December 2018

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Date: 4 December 2018; Workshop: 15:00 – 17:00; Lecture: 17:45 Location: Workshop: The Hunterian at Kelvin Hall (Teaching Lab-42); Lecture: The Hunterian at Kelvin Hall (Seminar Room 1) A Plenary Lecture and a Workshop session ‘Making models: the production and exchange of anatomical knowledge around 1800’ will be held at The Hunterian at Kelvin Hall next… Continue reading

Upcoming Meeting to Discuss Medical Humanities Conference, Medical Humanities ECR Group (University of Glasgow), 27 November 2018

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Date: 2-4pm, Tuesday 27th November 2018 Location: Room 251 Main Building, University of Glasgow The Medical Humanities Early Career Researcher Group at the University of Glasgow will be holding a preliminary meeting for the organisation of a medical humanities conference scheduled for next year. Purpose: -To gauge interest in organising a med hums conference -To generate… Continue reading

Public Event: ‘Stories: End of Life and Dying’, Glasgow University Medical Arts and Humanities Society, 19 November 2018

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Date:  19:30-21:00, Monday 19 November 2018 Location: Room 234, St Andrews Building, Glasgow University GU Medical Arts and Humanities Society exists to promote the use of the arts and humanities in healthcare education. Our biggest event of the semester is coming up this Monday which will provide a platform for discussion and reflection on death, dying… Continue reading

Call for Creative Writing: Hearing and the Medical Humanities

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Call for Creative Writing:  Whether you are trying to come to terms with your hearing or looking for a way to help loved one/ a patient come to terms with their hearing ability, writing can be a helpful outlet. To accompany a special edition of the journal Medical Humanities edited by Dr Derek Hoare and… Continue reading

‘Adapting Research for Media’ by Charlotte Orr

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Adapting Research for Media Charlotte Orr is a third year Medical Humanities PhD researcher at the University of Glasgow. Her research focuses on the writings and reception of physician-writer Sir Ronald Ross (1857-1932). Recently her work was featured on BBC Radio Scotland, as part of the Time Travels’ episode ‘Charismatic Characters and Wings to War’.… Continue reading

Upcoming Event: ‘History of medicine at the University of Glasgow: A Symposium’, 6 December 2018

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Date: 6 December 2018 Location: Yudowitz Seminar Room, Wolfson Medical Building, University of Glasgow The Centre for the History of Medicine at the University of Glasgow invites you to a one-day symposium. The event takes place on 6 December 2018, between 9.30 and 4.30 in the Yudowitz Seminar Room, in the Wolfson Medical School. The papers cover… Continue reading

CFP: ‘Decolonising madness? The birth of a ‘global psyche’ in the aftermath of the Second World War’, 4-5 April 2019, Birkbeck College, University of London

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Date: 4-5 April 2019 Location: Birkbeck College, University of London Deadline for Abstracts: 31 December 2018 CFP: ‘Decolonising madness? The birth of a ‘global psyche’ in the aftermath of the Second World War’, 4-5 April 2019, Birkbeck College, University of London Can psychiatry be global? Are mental illnesses universal across cultures, ethnic groups and ‘civilisations’? Can the theories… Continue reading

CSHHH Annual Lecture: ‘Canadian Population Control: Eugenics, Environment, and Feminism in the 1970s’, Prof Erika Dyck, 19 November 2018, University of Strathclyde

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Date: 5.00–6.30 pm Lecture and Q&A followed by Reception, Monday 19 November 2018 Location: Room SW204,Stenhouse Wing, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare Annual Lecture Canadian Population Control: Eugenics, Environment, and Feminism in the 1970s Keynote Speaker: Prof Erika Dyck University of Saskatchewan University of Strathclyde, Stenhouse Wing,… Continue reading