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Upcoming Event: ‘Nursing Stories from the First World War: A Conversation with Dr Diane Atkinson’, Edinburgh, 9th November 2018

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Date: 18.00 – 19.15, Friday 9th November 2018 Location:  Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22−26 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PQ Nursing Stories from the First World War: A Conversation with Dr Diane Atkinson The Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Young Academy of Scotland warmly invite you to Nursing stories from the First World War: A conversation with… Continue reading

CFP: ‘Ailing Empires: Medicine, Science, and Imperialism’, Edinburgh, 31st May 2019

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Date: 31st May 2019 Location: University of Edinburgh Deadline for Proposals: 8th February 2019 ‘Ailing Empires: Medicine, Science, and Imperialism’ Interdisciplinary symposium at the University of Edinburgh 31st May 2019 Keynote speaker: Dr Samiksha Sehrawat (Newcastle) Twitter: @AEconference CALL FOR PAPERS:  2018 has begun as a period of renewed public and academic debate over the history and legacies… Continue reading

CFP: ‘Corpus Linguistics in Scotland’ Network Meeting, Edinburgh, 30th November 2018

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Date: 30th November 2018 Closing Date for Abstracts: 31st October 2018 Closing Date for Registration: 23rd November 2018 Location: University of Edinburgh, School of Health in Social Science, Teviot Place, Doorway 6, Edinburgh EH8 9AG, Room 4.1 (4th floor) ‘Corpus Linguistics in Scotland’ Network Meeting Corpus Linguistics in the Arts and Humanities 30th November 2018, University of… Continue reading

Mason Institute Event: ‘Deep Brain Stimulation and Ablative Neurosurgery in Psychiatry: Is There A Moral Difference?’, Edinburgh, 27th September 2018

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Date: 4pm, Thursday 27th September 2018 Location: Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society, 23 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh Speakers: Dr Jonathan Pugh, from Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics Abstract: Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is currently being investigated as an experimental treatment for patients suffering from a range of treatment-refractory psychiatric disorders, with an increasing number of… Continue reading

Mason Institute Event: ‘Modern Surrogacy Needs a Modern Law: How Should We Regulate Surrogacy in the 21st Century?’, Edinburgh, 27th September 2018

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Date: 6:30-8:30 pm, 27th September 2018 Location: Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PQ Speakers: PROFESSOR NICK HOPKINS (Law Commissioner responsible for Surrogacy at the Law Commission) CLAIRE KELLY (a surrogate who has helped two couples have families) DR KIRSTY HORSEY (Chief Examiner and Reader in Law at the University of Kent) ROBERT GILMOUR… Continue reading

Registration Now Open: ‘The Literary Self: From Antiquity to the Digital Age’, 4th-5th June 2018, Edinburgh

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Date: 4th-5th June 2018 Location: University of Edinburgh, 50 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9JU The Literary Self: From Antiquity to the Digital Age, 4th-5th June 2018, Edinburgh, Scotland An interdisciplinary postgraduate conference with collaboration between the University of St. Andrews, University of Edinburgh, and University of Strathclyde. Throughout history, authors have grappled with how their texts are… Continue reading

Event: The Imagination Cafe – On Tour

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Dates and locations: 24th-28th April 2018 – MOSTYN contemporary art gallery, Wales 14th-19th May 2018 – the Menier Gallery, London September 2018 – the Royal College of Art, Edinburgh The ground-breaking Imagination Café pop-up installation will be travelling to Llandudno, London and Edinburgh in 2018. The Imagination Café challenges the negative stigma around dementia and… Continue reading

Mason Institute Annual Lecture: ‘On Strange ground: biomedical transformation, narrative vulnerability and identity repair’, 18th June 2018, Edinburgh

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Date: 5:30-8:00pm, 18th June 2018 Location: Screening Room G.04, 50 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LH Mason Institute Annual Lecture: ‘On Strange ground: biomedical transformation, narrative vulnerability and identity repair’ Speaker: Jackie Leach Scully, Professor of Social Ethics and Bioethics, Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences Research Centre, Newcastle University Abstract: Vulnerability is generally understood in terms of harmful… Continue reading

Mason Institute Lunch: ‘Death Benefits: Clinically Assisted Dying, Best Interests, and the Problem of Justification’, 17th May 2018, Edinburgh

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Date: 12:30-2:00pm, 17th May 2018 Location: Room G.01, 21 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD Mason Institute Lunch: ‘Death Benefits: Clinically Assisted Dying, Best Interests, and the Problem of Justification’ Speaker: Mary Neal, Senior Lecturer, Law, University of Strathclyde Abstract: Moral philosophers have long wrestled with the ‘problem of posthumous harm’; namely, the question of whether it… Continue reading

Conference: ‘The Social Life of Time’, Edinburgh, 5-7 June

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Date: 5th-7th June 2018 Location: Edinburgh, Scotland ‘The Social Life of Time: Power, Discrimination and Transformation’  The 1st Temporal Belongings International Conference Supported by the Wellcome Trust The ‘Social Life of Time’ is running in Edinburgh on the 5-7th of June and hosts a number of panels on temporal aspects of health and healthcare, including a full… Continue reading