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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

McCarthy Award for History of Medicine Research, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

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Location: Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh Deadline: 31st August 2018 McCarthy Award for History of Medicine Research The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh has set up an annual award for history of medicine research, specifically focused on the history of Scottish medicine. The purpose of this award is to support and develop the study of the… Continue reading

Event: A film celebration of Everyday Cyborgs and Humanimals, 14 April 2018, Filmhouse, Edinburgh

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Date: Saturday 14 April 2018 Location: Filmhouse Cinema 3, 88 Lothian Road, EH3 9BZ Edinburgh A film celebration of Everyday Cyborgs and Humanimals If you had the choice between animal, mechanical or human parts to repair or replace your failing organs what would you choose? If an individual is no longer 100% biologically human does that change… Continue reading

Event: ‘Should We Give Up Meat to Save the Planet?’, 6 April 2018, Edinburgh International Science Festival

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Date: 6th April 2018 Location: Red Lecture Theatre, Summerhall, Edinburgh As part of this years’ International Science Festival, Isabel Fletcher is organising ‘Should We Give Up Meat to Save the Planet?’ a public discussion event on sustainable diets. There will be short presentations from two speakers: Pamela Mason, a registered public health nutritionist with a Masters… 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

Mason Institute Annual Debate 20th February 2018: The Great Medico- Legal Debate 2018 ‘Should the UK government change the current policy for childhood immunisation?’

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Date: 6:00-8:30pm, 20th February 2018 Location: Room LG.11 David Hume Tower, George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9JX The Great Medico- Legal Debate 2018 ‘Should the UK government change the current policy for childhood immunisation?’ As part of the University of Edinburgh’s Festival of Creative Learning 2018, the Mason Institute invites you to join them for their… Continue reading