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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

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

Conference: ‘Human Rights in Medicine – Myth and Reality’, Edinburgh

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Date: 10am 4.15pm, Monday 20th November 2017 Location: Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ The major difficulty is that the term Human Rights is used as though it were self-evident what it means. But it isn’t”. David Roberston, former Moderator of the Free Church of Scotland (The Scotsman, 19 June 2017) This… 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