Posts by Hannah Tweed

MHRC Discussion Group: Douglas Small, ‘Cocaine, Edward Weston, and Victorian Sports Doping’, Glasgow

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Location: Room 216, the Hetherington Building Date: 1-2pm, Wednesday 18 October The MHRC is delighted to announce the next discussion group topic. At our next meeting, Dr Douglas Small (Wellcome Trust Research Fellow in Literature and Medicine, University of Glasgow), will present  his work on ‘Cocaine, Edward Weston, and Victorian Sports Doping’. Drinks and snacks will be provided,… Continue reading

Lecture: Wendy Kline, ‘Making the Invisible Visible: The Unexpected Entanglements of Psychiatry, Midwifery, and Psychedelics’, Glasgow

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Location: University of Strathclyde, Stenhouse Wing, Room 105 Date: 5-6.30pm, Tuesday 10th October 2017 The Centre of the Social History of Health and Healthcare (CSHHH) invites you to their annual lecture, by Wendy Kline (Purdue University), on ‘Making the Invisible Visible: The Unexpected Entanglements of Psychiatry, Midwifery, and Psychedelics’. All are welcome, but please reserve a place… Continue reading

Glasgow History of Medicine Seminars, RCPSG

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The Centre for the History of Medicine (part of the Institute of Health and Wellbeing at Glasgow University) and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow invite you to a series of free seminars on medical history. Venue: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, Library Reading Room, 232-242 St Vincent St, Glasgow,… Continue reading

Workshop on Medical Humanities in the Undergraduate Medical Course, Sheffield

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Date: 24th January 2018 Following on from an excellent set of conversations at the recent Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research conference, there was interest in a focused workshop on whether/when/how to encourage learning/teaching in the medical humanities to medical students. As a result, a 1-day workshop is being planned for Weds 24 January 2018 in Sheffield. If… Continue reading

Symposium and CFP: ‘Suicide, Society and Crisis’, Sheffield

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Symposium: Suicide, Society and Crisis Location: University of Sheffield Date: 18-19th May 2018 On 18-19 May 2018, a two day symposium entitled ‘Suicide, Society and Crisis’ will be held at the University of Sheffield to investigate the links between suicide and political and social crisis, at macro and micro levels. For over 150 years, instances and rates of suicide… Continue reading

Post: Researcher in Global Health Bioethics, Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities

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The newly established Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities is currently advertising for the post of Researcher in Global Health Bioethics – Grade 7: £31,076 – £38,183 p.a.  The post is full-time (part-time considered) and fixed-term for 3 years. Based within the Nuffield Department of Population Health, the newly established Wellcome Centre for Ethics and… Continue reading

CFP: BSLS Symposium, ‘Metaphor in Literature and Science’, London

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BSLS Winter Symposium: Metaphor in Literature and Science Location: King’s College London Date: Sat 4th November 2017 Keynote speaker: Professor Alice Jenkins, University of Glasgow. The aim of this symposium is to re-examine the role of metaphor in literature and science studies in the light of new developments and questions in the field. The study of… Continue reading

CFP: ‘Medical and Metaphorical Wounds from the Middle Ages to the First World War’, London

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Workshop: ‘Medical and Metaphorical Wounds from the Middle Ages to the First World War’ Location: Science Museum, London Date: 26-27th January 2018 Wounds and their meaning have differed over time: from stigmata to the psychological wounding of soldiers in the First World War, the conception and function of wounds as religious symbols, medical signs or metaphorical devices… Continue reading

CFP: ‘The Senses and Spaces of Death, Dying and Remembering: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives’, Leeds

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Date: 27th – 28th March 2018 Bringing together artists, academics and professionals working in a range of services relating to end of life, this conference will consider how space plays a role in practices of remembrance in the past and present, and in different cultures across the world. Through talks, performances and opportunities for discussion, we’ll think… Continue reading

MHRC Discussion Group 2017-2018

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We’re delighted to announce that the new season of the Glasgow medical humanities discussion group is starting again, beginning on Wed 27th September with a paper from Sarah Phelan (Glasgow). The discussion group meetings will all take place between 1-2pm in Room 216, the Hetherington Building, at Glasgow University. Refreshments will be provided.     Sarah Phelan: “The ‘Dream Books’… Continue reading