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Call for Poems: On ‘Male’ Disordered Eating

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Deadline for submission: 18th May 2018 Call for Poems: On ‘Male’ Disordered Eating Men and boys – just like women and girls – can have concerns about weight, body shape, diet and exercise which may lead to problems around food including over- or undereating or overexercising. However, they may find these things very difficult to talk… Continue reading

Event: ‘Representing Pain: Narrative & Fragments’, Lancaster University, Friday 17 August 2018

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Date: 9.00 am-5.30 pm, Friday 17th August 2018 Location: Lancaster University Representing Pain: Narrative and Fragments, a Symposium at Lancaster University The Symposium is part of the AHRC-funded research network Translating Chronic Pain, which is exploring the challenges pain experience poses to traditional narrative representation, and the value of rethinking narrativity or embracing unconventional or fragmentary narrative… Continue reading

Call for Applications and Nominations: Health Humanities Medal 2018

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Deadline for Entries: 24th May 2018 The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), in association with the Wellcome Trust, is pleased to announce that submissions are now open for the 2018 Health Humanities Medal. The Health Humanities champions the application of the arts and humanities in interdisciplinary research, education and social action to inform and… Continue reading

Call for Creative Work and Free Creative Writing Workshop (Translating Chronic Pain Project)

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Please follow the links below for more information on two interesting medical humanities activities which have emerged from the AHRC-funded project, Translating Chronic Pain based at Lancaster University. CALL FOR CREATIVE WORK: The organisers invite ‘flash’ short-form creative writing around chronic pain, i.e. short works (5-150 words) of prose, poetry, optionally alongside artwork or comic/sequential art. The… Continue reading

Registration: ‘Nature and Wellbeing Symposium’, Edinburgh

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Date: Friday 23 June Location: Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, 2 Hope Park Square, Edinburgh There are still some places available on the upcoming Nature and Wellbeing Symposium to be held at IASH, University of Edinburgh on Friday 23rd June. The event features an (optional) Slow Walk around Holyrood Park, a talk by historian of therapeutic landscapes,… Continue reading

PGR Workshop: ‘Interdisciplinarity in Practice: Medical Humanities Research’, Leeds

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The University of Leeds warmly invites participants for a one-day workshop addressing the scholarly challenges and collaborative opportunities surrounding postgraduate research in the medical humanities. Increasing numbers of postgraduate students from a wide range of disciplines are undertaking work on human health, wellbeing, disease, and the body that entails interdisciplinary approaches. Conducting PhD research across disciplinary… Continue reading

CFP: Reading Bodies, Writing Minds, Nottingham

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Date: 13th April 2017 Location: Highfield House, University of Nottingham, University Park Campus Reading Bodies, Writing Minds is a one-day conference to be held at the University of Nottingham on 13 April 2017. The conference will investigate representations from the arts and social sciences of suffering, seeing, and treating mental illness. This interdisciplinary event is intended… Continue reading

Funded PhD Studentship, University of Glasgow: ‘Children with Learning Disabilities as Digital Audiences’

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AHRC funded PhD studentship at the University of Glasgow in collaboration with BBC Scotland: “Children with Learning Disabilities as Digital Audiences” Applications are invited for a full PhD studentship in Film and Television Studies at the University of Glasgow to work in collaboration with the Children’s Department at BBC Scotland. The aim of the project… Continue reading

CFP: Modernism, Medicine and the Embodied Mind, Bristol

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Date: 15th-16th July 2016 The AHRC-funded network, ‘Modernism, Medicine and the Embodied Mind’, seeks to investigate the historical and discursive links between literary modernism, medical discoveries, and clinical practice, in dialogue with the insights of visual artists and art historians, dancers and dance scholars, and contemporary scientists and clinicians. Underpinning the project is the significance… Continue reading

PhD Scholarship: Performance, Disability, ‘Wilderness’, University of Glasgow

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Kelvin Smith PhD Scholarship, University of Glasgow “Geodiversity and human difference: disability, landscape form and process” This PhD project works across ecological performance, geomorphology, human geographies of exclusion, and sociologies of disability to develop new understanding and accounts of the relationships between humans and environments. Using empirical testimony of people with a range of disabilities… Continue reading