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CFP: Yorkshire Medical Sociology Discussion Group, ‘Healthy spaces: space, place and design for well-being’ (York)

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Healthy spaces: space, place and design for well-being Keynote speaker: Lindsay Prior, Queen’s University Belfast Date: 17th May 2017, 12-5pm Location: Environment Building, ENV/005, University of York Abstract deadline: 21st April 2017 The theme of the next Yorkshire Medical Sociology group is space, place and design in relation to health and well-being. This may include the built… Continue reading

MHRC Discussion Group, Wed 22nd March

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The MHRC is delighted to announce the next event as part of our discussion group – Dr Ebba Hogstrom (Marie Curie Research Fellow at Glasgow) will be presenting her work on ‘Psychiatric spaces in transition: discourse, dwellling, doing’. All welcome!   Date: 1-2pm, Wednesday 22nd March Location: Room 418, School of Geographical & Earth Sciences, East Quadrangle… Continue reading

English Language Seminar on Illness Writing, Glasgow

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Location: Boyd Orr Lecture Theatre B (Rm 412), Glasgow Date: 4.15pm, Thursday 2nd March 2017 You are cordially invited to attend an English Language Seminar at the University of Glasgow,  by two of our postgraduates nearing completion. The first of the presentations focuses on illness writing.   1. Ross Deans Mclachlan, ‘Sentiment analysis and “affective texture” in… Continue reading

MHRC Discussion Group: Matthew Smith, ‘History in Action: Social Psychiatry in Contemporary, Political Perspective’, Glasgow

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Date: 1-2pm, Wednesday 15th February Location: Room 418, School of Geographical & Earth Sciences, East Quadrangle, University of Glasgow All are welcome at this Wednesday’s MHRC discussion group, where Dr Matthew Smith (Strathclyde) will be presenting his work on social psychiatry. History in Action: Social Psychiatry in Contemporary, Political Perspective’ In this ‘post-truth’ era, it is increasingly important… Continue reading

MHRC Discussion Group, Glasgow (Semester 2)

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The Medical Humanities Research Centre at the University of Glasgow is delighted to announce the programme for our discussion group for semester two. Please see details of the sessions below. The meetings will all take place in Room 418 in the East Quadrangle (directions available on the discussion group webpages), between 1-2pm. Tea/coffee and biscuits will… Continue reading

Discussion Group: Ian Shaw, ‘The Psychopolitics of Surplus Populations’, Glasgow

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The Psychopolitics of Surplus Populations Date: 1-2pm, Wednesday 30th November Location: Room 311 in the East Quadrangle, in the Main Building at Glasgow University (directions here). The last of meeting of the GU medical humanities discussion group is this Wednesday (30th Nov), with Dr. Ian Shaw (School of Geographical and Earth Sciences) speaking on ‘The Psychopolitics… Continue reading

MHRC Discussion Group: ‘Discovering Medical Humanities Collections’, Special Collections at University of Glasgow Library

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Discovering Medical Humanities Collections, staff from Archives and Special Collections, University of Glasgow Date: 1-2pm, Wednesday 16th November Venue: Special Collections, Level 12 of the University of Glasgow Library Please join Archives and Special Collection staff to discuss the discovery of Medical Humanities collections. Questions raised include; How effectively are we promoting the University’s medical… Continue reading

Medical Humanities Discussion Group, University of Glasgow

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Our Glasgow medical humanities discussion group meets regularly throughout the year. In the academic year 2016-2017, this group is organised and convened by Dr Cheryl McGeachan, a Lecturer in the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences. The discussion group is a forum for work-in-progress presentations and friendly discussion. All are welcome. If you would like further information,… Continue reading

Interdisciplinary One-Day Seminar (MVLS and Arts): ‘The Child’, Glasgow

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MVLS/ARTS inter-disciplinary seminar: ‘The Child’. Date: Friday 8th April 2016 Location: Rooms 408 and 409, Gilmorehill Halls, University of Glasgow All welcome – attendance is free and lunch provided so please email Professor Lury (karen.lury@glasgow.ac.uk) if you are planning to attend. The aim of this seminar/workshop is to bring together colleagues from diverse disciplines – media studies, historians,… Continue reading

MHRC discussion group, Anna Mcfarlane, ‘Inequality in Medical Science Fiction’, Glasgow

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1-2pm, Wednesday 9th March 2016 Dr. Anna Mcfarlane (School of Critical Studies), ‘Inequality in Medical Science Fiction’ In both literary theory and science fiction studies posthumanism has emerged as an important discourse over the last decade or so. Posthumanism offers tantalising philosophical propositions and seems to open up new possibilities for individual and social organisation… Continue reading