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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

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

CFP: ‘Medical and Metaphorical Wounds from the Middle Ages to the First World War’, London

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Workshop: ‘Medical and Metaphorical Wounds from the Middle Ages to the First World War’ Location: Science Museum, London Date: 16th – 17th March 2018 Wounds and their meaning have differed over time: from stigmata to the psychological wounding of soldiers in the First World War, the conception and function of wounds as religious symbols, medical signs or… Continue reading

CFP: ‘The Senses and Spaces of Death, Dying and Remembering: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives’, Leeds

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Date: 27th – 28th March 2018 Bringing together artists, academics and professionals working in a range of services relating to end of life, this conference will consider how space plays a role in practices of remembrance in the past and present, and in different cultures across the world. Through talks, performances and opportunities for discussion, we’ll think… 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

Registration open: Cultures of Shame in Medicine, Dublin

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Workshop date: 19th September 2017 “Cultures of Shame in Medicine: An Interdisciplinary Workshop” is the third workshop organized by the Wellcome Trust Seed Funded ‘Shame and Medicine Project’. The aim of this Workshop is to bring together a number of academics working from various disciplinary perspectives within Humanities (e.g. English, History, Visual Culture) in order… Continue reading