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Workshop: ‘Lost limbs and posthuman enhancement’, Being Human Festival, Glasgow

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Date: 7-8.30pm, Friday 24th November 2017 Location: Kelvin Theatre, Ground Floor, University of Glasgow Library, Hillhead Street, Glasgow As part of the Being Human Festival, Anna McFarlane and Hannah Tweed are delighted to invite you to a free event on 24th November 2017. ‘Lost Limbs and Posthuman Enhancement’ engages with speculative design, prosthetics, technology, and artefact speed-dating.… Continue reading

MHRC Discussion Group: Douglas Small, ‘Cocaine, Edward Weston, and Victorian Sports Doping’, Glasgow

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Location: Room 216, the Hetherington Building Date: 1-2pm, Wednesday 18 October The MHRC is delighted to announce the next discussion group topic. At our next meeting, Dr Douglas Small (Wellcome Trust Research Fellow in Literature and Medicine, University of Glasgow), will present  his work on ‘Cocaine, Edward Weston, and Victorian Sports Doping’. Drinks and snacks will be provided,… Continue reading

MHRC Discussion Group 2017-2018

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We’re delighted to announce that the new season of the Glasgow medical humanities discussion group is starting again, beginning on Wed 27th September with a paper from Sarah Phelan (Glasgow). The discussion group meetings will all take place between 1-2pm in Room 216, the Hetherington Building, at Glasgow University. Refreshments will be provided.     Sarah Phelan: “The ‘Dream Books’… Continue reading

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