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CFP: New Historical Perspectives on Ageing and the Life Course, Leeds

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Date: 19th – 20th March 2018 Location: Weetwood Hall, University of Leeds Deadline: 30th November 2017 In recent decades, global research activity around ageing and the life course has grown exponentially. Work in the clinical sciences, and in the established field of gerontology, has explored the challenges and opportunities of ageing through investigations focusing on biological… Continue reading

CFP: Histories of Disability: local, global and colonial stories, Sheffield

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Date: 7th-8th June 2018 Location: University of Sheffield Deadline: 1st December 2017 Back in 2001, the historian of American deafness Douglas Baynton argued that ‘Disability is everywhere in history, once you begin looking for it, but conspicuously absent in the histories we write’ (Baynton, 2001, p. 52). Since then the history of disability has burgeoned with… Continue reading

CFP: BodyWorks: A Conference on Corporeal Representation, Northumbria

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Date: 3rd May 2018 Location: Northumbria University Deadline: 20th January 2018 BodyWorks takes an interdisciplinary and intersectional approach to representations of bodies, embodiment and sensory experience across literature and culture. In doing so, we welcome responses from a range of disciplines, including cultural studies, literary studies, philosophy, arts, history, education, media, social sciences and medical humanities. Through this… Continue reading

CFP: ‘Cognitive Futures in the Arts and Humanities 2018’, Kent

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Date: 1st – 4th July 2018 Location: University of Kent Organisers: Melissa Trimingham and Nicola Shaughnessy, in association with the Centre for Cognition, Kinaesthetics and Performance. Building on the conferences associated with the network Cognitive Futures in the Humanities in Bangor (2013), Durham (2014) and Oxford (2015), Helsinki (2016) and Stony Brook (2017) the 2018 conference aims… Continue reading

CFP: ’32nd European Conference on Philosophy of Medicine and Health Care’, Lisbon

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Date: 22nd – 25th August 2018 Location: University of Lisbon Deadline: 1st March 2018 This conference will be organised by the European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare (ESPMH) and the Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon (Portugal). Its theme is “The Human Condition in between Medicine, Arts and the Humanities”. The relationships between medicine, arts and the… Continue reading

CFP: ‘Material Cultures of Psychiatry’, Hamburg

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Date: 3rd – 4th May 2018 Location: Institute of History and Ethics of Medicine, University Hospital Hamburg Deadline for abstracts: 15th Dec 2017 This 2-day workshop is organised by Dr Monika Ankele (Department for History and Ethics of Medicine at the University Clinic Hamburg-Eppendorf) and Prof Benoît Majerus (Centre for Contemporary and Digital History, University of Luxembourg). It is part of… Continue reading

CFP: ‘Being Well Together: human-animal collaboration, companionship, and the promotion of health and wellbeing’, Manchester

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Date: 19th-21st September 2018 Location: Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, Manchester Deadline:  Thursday 30th November 2017   ‘Being Well Together: human-animal collaboration, companionship and the promotion of health and wellbeing’ is a 3-day workshop that will be held at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM) at the University… Continue reading

CFP, Panel Proposal: ‘HIV in Visual Culture’, Annual Conference for Art History, London

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HIV in Visual Culture: Looking to interdisciplinary approaches and global histories Convenors: Jackson Davidow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, davidow@mit.edu Neil Macdonald, The University of Manchester, n.macdonald@zoho.eu The past ten years have witnessed a renewed interest in histories of HIV/AIDS in the art world and academy, as seen in several films, exhibitions, books, and countless citations in contemporary… 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

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