Posts by Hannah Tweed

Seminar and Reading, Eli Clare: ‘Brilliant Imperfection’, Edinburgh

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Date: 3-5pm, Tuesday 12th September 2017 Location: Appleton Tower, University of Edinburgh Eli Clare is an international speaker on disability, queer and trans identities, and social justice. Reading from his new book Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure, Eli will be hosting a seminar for the School of Social and Political Sciences. Following the reading, there will be… Continue reading

CFP: Medical and Health Humanities (online publication)

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Call from the editors of Medical and Health Humanities:  We are pleased to announce the launch of Medical and Health Humanities (www.medicalhealthhumanities.com), an online publication designed to bring together humanities scholars and students from across institutions and disciplines. Our intention is to build “a department without walls.” The site is founded and edited by Arden Hegele,… Continue reading

CFP: Trauma Studies in the Medical Humanities, Durham

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Date: 12th – 14th April 2018 This interdisciplinary conference is envisioned as a forum for reflection on the current state of research on trauma within the medical humanities and on potentially fruitful directions for future exploration. It is organised by the Music Department and Centre for Medical Humanities at Durham University, with the financial support of… Continue reading

Registration open: Cultures of Shame in Medicine, Dublin

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Workshop date: 19th September 2017 “Cultures of Shame in Medicine: An Interdisciplinary Workshop” is the third workshop organized by the Wellcome Trust Seed Funded ‘Shame and Medicine Project’. The aim of this Workshop is to bring together a number of academics working from various disciplinary perspectives within Humanities (e.g. English, History, Visual Culture) in order… Continue reading

Conference Report: Other Psychotherapies, Glasgow

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This guest post comes from Anastasia-Stavroula Valtadorou, a doctoral researcher at the University of Edinburgh. In April, Anastasia-Stavroula was awarded a Small Award from the SGSAH Cohort Development Fund to attend the conference “Other Psychotherapies – Across Time, Space, and Cultures” at the University of Glasgow. This blog is rebublished from SGSAH with permission. Thanks to the generous… Continue reading

CFP: Special Issue of Considering Disability Journal, ‘Disability and Love’

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Considering Disability Journal: Disability and Love For this CFP we are looking for submissions that include articles, essays, creative work, that deal with disability and love in all forms. Individuals with disabilities have to navigate their bodies and lives, but once love enters the picture it can be both healing and damaging. Looking at the… Continue reading

CFP: ‘Artificial Lives: Imagining Life’, Sussex

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Artificial Lives: Imagining Life Location: University of Sussex Dates: 1st – 2nd December 2017 (provisional) This conference is the first of an interdisciplinary series investigating developments in the arts and sciences responding to the manufacturing of being, and will feature keynote presentations from artist Paul Vanouse, Professor Sherryl Vint of UCR, Professor Claire Colebrook of… Continue reading

CFP: ‘From Trauma to Protection: the twentieth century as the children’s century’, Warwick

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We are pleased to formally open the submission of abstracts for the following conference, to take place at the University of Warwick, 19-20 April 2018. ‘From Trauma to Protection: the twentieth century as the children’s century’ seeks to interrogate historical issues surrounding children’s rights, victimhood and agency from the end of the nineteenth century to… Continue reading

CFP: Special Issue of BMJ Medical Humanities, ‘Pain and its Paradoxes’

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The BMJ has issued a call for abstracts for its forthcoming Special Issue of Medical Humanities on “Pain and its Paradoxes”. The deadline for abstract submissions is 1st August 2017. Pain is almost certainly the most common illness experience on the planet. Yet it is frequently treated poorly, and those who experience pain often endure skepticism, doubt,… Continue reading

Call for MH manuscripts for new book series, Peter Lang

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Maria Vaccarella (University of Bristol) and Kimberly R. Myers (Penn State College of Medicine) are pleased to announce a new book series with Peter Lang, ‘Medical Humanities: Criticism and Creativity’. This series showcases innovative research, creativity and pedagogy in the interdisciplinary field of medical humanities. Books in the series explore the complexities of human bodies, minds,… Continue reading