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CFP: ‘Personification Across Disciplines’, Durham University, September 2018 PAD 2018

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Date: 17th-19th September 2018 Location: Durham University Deadline for Abstracts: 9th February 2018 ‘Personification Across Disciplines’ An interdisciplinary conference at Durham University, September 17 – 19, 2018 Keynotes: H.PORTER ABBOTT (UCSB) GUILLAME DUMAS (I_Pasteur) NEV JONES (U_South Florida) TANYA LUHRMAN (U_Stanford) MARJORIE TAYLOR (U_Oregon) Organising Committee: Marco Bernini (chair), Ben Alderson-Day, Felicity Deamer, Peter Garratt, Mary Robson and… Continue reading

CFP: ‘The Gut-Brain Axis’: Cultural and Historical Perspectives, Glasgow

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Date: 4th-5th May, 2018 Location: University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK Deadline: 19th January, 2018 Research into the so-called ‘gut-brain axis’ has seen extraordinary growth in the past decade as microbiologists, neurologists and nutrition scientists have discovered new ways in which these supposedly separate parts of the body interact. Whereas our guts, brains, nervous systems, and behaviour were thought… Continue reading

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

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Date: 1st-4th July 2018 Location: University of Kent Deadline: 5th January 2018 Building on the conferences associated with the network Cognitive Futures in the Humanities in Bangor (2013), Durham (2014), Oxford (2015), Helsinki (2016) and Stony Brook (2017), the 2018 conference aims once again to bring together a wide array of papers from the cognitive sciences, philosophy, literary studies, linguistics, cultural… Continue reading

CFP: North West Interdisciplinary Medical Humanities Postgraduate Workshop, Lancaster

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Date: 19th April 2018 Location: Lancaster University Deadline: 1st February 2018 In 2018 Lancaster University History department will be hosting a one-day postgraduate workshop that focuses on the value of alternative methodologies and interdisciplinarity in the medical humanities. The event is organized by Erin Bramwell and Natalie Mullen, who are both PhD candidates in the department. Erin and Natalie work in… Continue reading

CFP: ‘Madness, Mental Illness and Mind Doctors in 20th and 21st Century Pop Culture’, Edinburgh

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Date: 3rd – 4th May 2018 Location: University of Edinburgh Website: www.madnessinpopculture.com Deadline: 2nd February 2018     “Sometimes it’s only madness that makes us what we are.” Grant Morrison, Batman: Arkham Asylum (1989)   In Madness and Civilization, Michel Foucault writes that “madness fascinates man”. Indeed, examples of this dark allure are present throughout the ages. From tales… Continue reading

Conference registration: ‘Putting Theory into Practice: Exploring the role of Practice-based Medical Humanities’, London

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Date: 29th – 30th November 2017 Location: Birkbeck, London Registration is now open for Putting Theory into Practice: Exploring the role of Practice-based Medical Humanities (29-30 November), hosted by Birkbeck’s Centre for Medical Humanities. For times, venues and registration details, please see the conference website. The shape and future of medical education and practice has been under increasing scrutiny and continuing… Continue reading

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

Workshop: ‘Narrative Medicine’, Mainz, Germany

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Date: 12th-14th January 2018 Location: Mainz, Germany Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany, will host a three-day workshop (January 12-14, 2018) on “Narrative Medicine” with faculty from the Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University. The workshop is based on Rita Charon’s concept of Narrative Medicine. Alternating between plenary lectures and small-group seminars, the faculty will engage participants with… Continue reading