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Event: BSA Postgraduate Forum Pre-Conference Day, Monday 9 April 2018, Northumbria University

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Date: Monday 9th April 2018 Location: Northumbria University BSA Postgraduate Forum Pre-Conference Day, Personal and Practical Challenges: Becoming a Member of the Academic Community  This event is centred on the theme of personal and practical problems faced during postgraduate study and will draw from the core themes of the main BSA Annual Conference. We will be focusing… Continue reading

CFP: Emerging and New Researchers in the Geographies of Health and Impairment (ENRGHI) Conference 2018

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Date: 18th and 19th June 2018 Location: University of Bristol Deadline: Monday 16th April 2018 Call for Papers: Emerging and New Researchers in the Geographies of Health and Impairment (ENRGHI) Conference 2018 Papers are invited for 19th ENRGHI Conference, a two-day event organised by and for post-graduates and early career researchers, with generous support from the RGS (with… Continue reading

CFP: Madness and Literature – What Fiction Can Do for the Understanding of Mental Illness

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Date: 8-9 August 2018 Location: Aarhus University, Denmark Deadline: 20 April 2018 Call for Papers: Madness and Literature – What Fiction Can Do for the Understanding of Mental Illness Philosophers have considered the relation between madness and literature since Plato’s Phaedrus. Mental illness has been a favourite topic for great authors throughout literary history just as psychologists and… Continue reading

CFP: The Literary Self: from Antiquity to the Digital Age, University of Edinburgh, 4-5 June 2018

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Date: 4th-5th June 2018 Location: University of Edinburgh Deadline: 10th April 2018 Keynote: Professor Simon James, Durham University Other confirmed speakers: Dr Roger Rees, University of St Andrews The University of Edinburgh (with collaboration from the University of St. Andrews and the University of Strathclyde) will be hosting a postgraduate interdisciplinary conference entitled ‘The Literary Self: from Antiquity… Continue reading

Writing Recoveries: International Conference for Writing Interventions for Mental Health

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Date: Wednesday 21st March 2018, 3:00 pm – Friday 23rd March 2018, 5:00 pm GMT Location: Level 5 Sir Alywn William Building, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland G12 8RZ What is the relationship between Creative Writing and Mental Illness? How can creative writing provide a route to recovery for sufferers of mental illness? Dr Carolyn Jess-Cooke… Continue reading

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