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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

The Future of Organ Donation in Scotland, University of Glasgow, 1 April 2016

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The Future of Organ Donation in Scotland Date: 6.30pm – 9pm, Friday 1st April Location: Laboratory of Human Anatomy, Thomson Building, University of Glasgow, G12 8LU I would like to warmly extend out an invitation to you for an evening event in the Laboratory of Human Anatomy. This event will present research informed findings and discussion… Continue reading

Seminars on Mental Health, Glasgow: Dr Louise Hide and Prof. John Foot, Wed 10th Feb

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By happy coincidence, the seminar papers in the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare Series and Strathclyde School of Humanities Research Seminar Series on Wednesday 10th February both examine dimensions of post-war psychiatry. Details as follows: 1pm in room W308, Hamish Wood Building, Glasgow Caledonian University Dr Louise Hide (Birkbeck, University of… Continue reading

Seminar Series CFP: Disability and the Emotions, CCDS, Liverpool Hope

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Disability and the Emotions Seminar series hosted by the Centre for Culture and Disability Studies, Liverpool Hope University. No crying in disability studies, that was the rule set by Joseph Shapiro’s No Pity in 1993, only to be broken a few years later by Elizabeth J. Donaldson and Catherine Prendergast at the 2000 MLA conference. In the… Continue reading

Glasgow University Medical Humanities Discussion Group (2016)

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Medical Humanities Discussion Group Chair: Dr Cheryl McGeachan The medical humanities discussion group are very pleased to announce the times and topics for this Semester’s presentations. All sessions take place between 1pm and 2pm in Room 311 in the East Quadrangle. Directions are provided below.                     … Continue reading

Workshop: ‘Science Fiction, Medicine, and Utopia’, Glasgow

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Location: Sir Alwyn Williams Building, University of Glasgow Date: Friday 26th February 2016 Registration: free via our Eventbrite page This workshop seeks to explore the links between science fiction, utopia, and medicine. Utopian literature and philosophy contributed immensely to the establishment of science fiction as a genre and as a social discourse. We will be… Continue reading

Glasgow MHRC discussion group, Wed 25th Nov 2015

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1-2pm, Wednesday 25th November 2015 Arden Hegele (Columbia University), ‘Pathography and Romanticism’ Discussant: Professor Deborah Dixon (School of Geographical & Earth Sciences) In this talk, I investigate the relationship between lifewriting and the medical case study by considering their intersection in the 19th-century genre of the ‘pathography’ — the autobiographical narrative of illness. I argue that… Continue reading

Glasgow MHRC discussion group, Wed 11th Nov 2015

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1-2pm, Wednesday 11th November 2015 Dr Mia Spiro (School of Critical Studies), ‘Between two Worlds: The Possessing Spirit of The Dybbuk in Interwar Jewish Theatre’ Discussant: Prof. Chris Philo (School of Geographical & Earth Sciences) In the preface to his play script, The Dybbuk (1914) S. Ansky writes ‘throughout the play there is a battle between …… Continue reading