PhD Scholarship: ‘Blood cultures: the language and metaphors of menstruation’, Manchester Metropolitan University

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Summary This project investigates the language and metaphors used to describe menstruation with a particular focus upon atypical bleeding (e.g., amenorrhea, endometriosis, fibroids, bleeding in pregnancy, post-partum haemorrhage and bleeding, flooding and spotting) through the life course (at puberty, in adulthood, in the peri-menopause and menopause). Textual material may be derived from either contemporary (21st… Continue reading

Job advert: ‘Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Arts & Health’, Derby

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Location: Keddleston Rd., University of Derby Salary: £17,326 to £22,214 p/a Deadline: 11th December 2017 Reference: 0623-17-R Please note that this is a 3 year full time contract. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated individual with research experience and proven ability to write for publication, to work for the newly formed Arts in Health Centre of Excellence… Continue reading

CFP: ‘Madness, Mental Illness and Mind Doctors in 20th and 21st Century Pop Culture’, Edinburgh

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Date: 3rd – 4th May 2018 Location: University of Edinburgh Website: www.madnessinpopculture.com Deadline: 2nd February 2018     “Sometimes it’s only madness that makes us what we are.” Grant Morrison, Batman: Arkham Asylum (1989)   In Madness and Civilization, Michel Foucault writes that “madness fascinates man”. Indeed, examples of this dark allure are present throughout the ages. From tales… Continue reading

CFP: Palgrave Communications, ‘Socioeconomic Factors and Mental Health: Past and Present’

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Palgrave Communications – the multidisciplinary, open access journal published by Palgrave Macmillan – is currently inviting article proposals and full papers for a new research article collection. ‘Socioeconomic Factors and Mental Health: Past and Present’ will be edited by Professor Matthew Smith and Dr Lucas Richert (University of Strathclyde, UK). This article collection will examine how… Continue reading

PhD Scholarship in Literature and Medicine, Lancaster

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Research scholarship in Literature and Medicine and/or Science, University of Lancaster Number of bursaries: 1 Eligibility: Open to Home/EU and Overseas applicants Deadline: 2nd March 2018 The Department invites applications for a PhD in English and/or Creative Writing focused upon the relationship between literature and science or literature and medicine from the Early Modern period through to the present.… Continue reading

Screen Seminar: Hannah Hamad, ‘Screening the NHS at 70: Exploring the Political Stakes of Contemporary UK Medical Television’, Glasgow     

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Date: 5.30pm – 7pm, Wednesday 6th December Location: Room 408, Gilmorehill Halls, University of Glasgow Screen Seminars at Glasgow are delighted that Dr Hannah Hamad (University of Cardiff) will be presenting her work on ‘Screening the NHS at 70: Exploring the Political Stakes of Contemporary UK Medical Television’. All welcome! ‘Screening the NHS at 70: Exploring the Political Stakes of… Continue reading

Job: Associate Research Fellow in Disability Studies, Bath Spa University

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Contract:  Full-time, fixed-term until 31 March 2020 Salary: £32,548 to £36,613 per annum Deadline: 1st Feb 2018 Interview date: WC. 29/1/18 About us At Bath Spa University we work with one clear vision: to be a leading university in creativity, culture and enterprise. And we place collaboration at the heart of everything we do. The Institute for Education… Continue reading

Conference registration: ‘Putting Theory into Practice: Exploring the role of Practice-based Medical Humanities’, London

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Date: 29th – 30th November 2017 Location: Birkbeck, London Registration is now open for Putting Theory into Practice: Exploring the role of Practice-based Medical Humanities (29-30 November), hosted by Birkbeck’s Centre for Medical Humanities. For times, venues and registration details, please see the conference website. The shape and future of medical education and practice has been under increasing scrutiny and continuing… Continue reading

Film Screening: Who’s Your Dandy? featuring Equivalence and Andra Simons, Edinburgh

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Date: 7.30pm, Tuesday 28th November 2017 Location: Filmhouse Cinema, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ After an inaugural event that packed Filmhouse, Who’s Your Dandy? returns with more off-the-wall, accessible and film-based artworks from Scotland and beyond.  Equivalence, Sandra Alland’s live short story with film by Ania Urbanowska, receives a remount after sold-out shows at Transpose Barbican and Anatomy. Who’s Your Dandy? also… Continue reading

Artist in Residence Workshop, RCPS Glasgow

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Date: 6pm, Monday 20th November 2017 Location: Lister Room, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow, 232-242 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5RJ The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow is pleased to announce an Artist in Residence workshop, on Monday 20th November, 6pm, in the Lister Room in the College building. This will be an informal… Continue reading