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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

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

CFP: ‘Reconfiguration of Health and Welfare in different European settings’, Brighton

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Date: 15th – 16th November 2017 Deadline for applications: 15th June 2017 Papers are invited for an international workshop exploring the reconfiguration of health and welfare in different European settings, to be held in the University of Sussex in Brighton on the 15th-16th November 2017. Papers should address the ways in which austerity policies, welfare… Continue reading

CFP: Special Issue of Critical Stages (webjournal), ‘Medicine and/in Theatre’

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The webjournal of the International Association of Theatre Critics (IATC), Critical Stages, invites contributions for issue No 17, Medicine and/in Theatre, due for publication in June 2018. Over the past decade there has been increased critical attention paid to the intersection of theatre and medicine; although the relationship between the two is far from new.… 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