Registration Open: Glasgow Medical Humanities Network Symposium, Wolfson Medical Building, University of Glasgow, 15 May 2019

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Date: Wednesday 15 May 2019

Location: Seminar Room 1 Yudowitz, and Atrium, Wolfson Medical Building, University Avenue, University of Glasgow

Registration Open: 

Glasgow Medical Humanities Network Symposium, Wednesday 15 May 2019

Seminar Room 1 Yudowitz, and Atrium, Wolfson Medical Building, University Avenue, University of Glasgow

We are pleased to announce the programme for the Glasgow Medical Humanities Network Symposium on Wednesday 15 May 2019.

This is a free event but please register by emailing 

If you have any dietary or access requirements, please let us know when registering.

0930-1015 Arrival. Tea and coffee, with scones

1015-1030 Introduction from Network Director, Dr Gavin Miller

1030-1100 Panel ‘Reproductive Medicine’. Dr Janet Greenlees (History, GCU), Dr Laura Kelly (History, Strathclyde), Dr Jesse Olszynko-Gryn (History, Strathclyde)

1100-1145 Panel ‘Risk Representation in UK Media’. Hilllary Collins, Lynne Rush, Dr Amy Nimegeer, Chris Patterson (MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow)

1145-1200 Coffee Break

1200-1230 Provocations 1

Joe Wood (English Literature, Glasgow), ‘Problem of Narrative in End of Life Studies’

Dr Sarah Phelan (MHRC Glasgow), ‘Histories of Uncertainty and Critique in Post-War Psychiatry’

1230-1300 Provocations 2

Dr Lucy Weir (History of Art, Edinburgh College of Art), ‘Bodies in Crisis? Performance, Masculinity, and Self-Inflicted Violence’

Prof. Laura Gonzalez (Royal Conservatoire), ‘Hosting a ghost’

1300-1400 Buffet lunch and networking, with tables of materials from:

Gillian Shirreffs (Creative Writing, Glasgow), Subject-Object-Verb: exploring the relationship between object and illness.

Serian Carlyle, ‘Abortion in Russian and Soviet Film’

Dr Colin MacDuff (Design, Glasgow School of Art), ‘Poetry and nursing: a lunchtime platter’

Dr Beata Gubacsi (English, Liverpool), ‘Medical Humanities 2.0’

Dr Philip Dunshea (Peter Lang), Medical Humanities & Studies in the History of Healthcare

1400-1500 Provocations 2

Dr Ourania Varsou (Life Sciences, Glasgow), ‘Art in Anatomy: Interdisciplinary Discussions’

Prof. Alastair Macdonald (Design, Glasgow School of Art), ‘Resistance Movements’

Dr Andrew Gardiner (Royal Dick Vet, Edinburgh), ‘Veterinary Medical Humanities’

Dr Beata Gubacsi (English, Liverpool) ‘Medical Humanities 2.0’

1500-1600 Discussions

Medical Humanities Masters at Glasgow

Prof. Hester Parr, Dr Cheryl McGeachan, Prof. Deborah Dixon (GES Glasgow)

Glasgow Medical Humanities Network activities and future direction

Dr Gavin Miller (Network Director / Director MHRC Glasgow), Moira Rankin (Archives, Glasgow), Dr Elsa Richardson (Network Diversity Officer, Strathclyde), Dr Janet Greenlees (Co-Director CSHHH, GCU)

Supported by Wellcome Trust and the University of Glasgow College of Arts Strategic Research Allocation

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