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RCPSG Lecture: Pankaj Chandak, ‘Safer Surgery – The Lasting Legacy of Joseph Lister’, Glasgow

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Lecture, Pankaj Chandak: ‘Safer Surgery – The Lasting Legacy of Joseph Lister’ Date: 7pm, Thursday 15th June 2017 (refreshments from 6.30pm) Location: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 232-242 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5RJ The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow is delighted to invite you to their annual Goodall Lecture.… Continue reading

CFP: Disability and the Emotions (Part 2), Liverpool Hope

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Disability and the Emotions: Part 2 of the seminar series hosted by the CCDS at 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… Continue reading

Seminar: Michael Rembis, ‘A Secret Worth Knowing: Living Mad Lives in the Shadow of the Asylum’, Liverpool Hope

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‘A Secret Worth Knowing: Living Mad Lives in the Shadow of the Asylum’ Dr Michael Rembis, University at Buffalo Date: 2-3.30pm, Wednesday 10th May 2017 Location: EDEN 109, Liverpool Hope University Dr Rembis explores the emotional lives of women and men living in the 19th century United States who considered themselves “mad” or “insane,” or who… Continue reading

The Guntrip Trust Lecture 2017: Alistair Ross, ‘Psychoanalysis and religion: auld enmity or new alliance?’ (Edinburgh)

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Revd Dr Alistair Ross, ‘Psychoanalysis and religion: auld enmity or new alliance?’  Date: Wednesday 26th April 2017, at 6.30pm Location: Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston Street, Edinburgh Charge: £12 including refreshments Increasingly, we live in a world of binary distinctions, with little place for nuance or inhabiting the ‘space between’. Yet inhabiting the ‘space between’ is central to the… Continue reading

Lecture: Prof. Jonathan Montgomery, ‘New Bearings in Health Research Ethics: Towards a Social Contract Paradigm’ (Edinburgh)

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The J Kenyon Mason Annual Lecture,  Mason Institute Edinburgh Professor Jonathan Montgomery: ‘New Bearings in Health Research Ethics: Towards a Social Contract Paradigm’ Date: 5-7pm, Thursday 27th April 2017 Location: Business School Atrium, 29 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9JS Health research ethics has a long history of adapting itself to contemporary challenges. The current paradigm reflects concerns,… Continue reading

Seminar: Augmenting the Body: Work and the Posthuman (Leeds)

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Location: Senate Room 1, Leeds Humanities Research Institute, 29-31 Clarendon Place, Leeds, LS2 9JT Date: 3-5pm, Thursday 27th April Augmenting the Body is an interdisciplinary medical humanities project based at the University of Leeds, exploring questions of disability, bodily extensions, care and the posthuman. Work and the Posthuman is the fourth seminar to be presented in the Sadler… 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

Mason Institute: Dan Crossley, ‘Food Ethics’, Edinburgh

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Dr Isabel Fletcher is pleased to announce the next Mason Institute series of lunchtime talks, which this time is co-organised with the Food Researchers in Edinburgh (FRIED) network. Speaker: Dan Crossley, Food Ethics Council Respondent: Emily Postan, University of Edinburgh Date: Tuesday 28th of February, 12.00-13:30 Venue: room 2.04, Appleton Tower, Crichton Street Why food… Continue reading

Seminar: ‘Re-discovering Addiction: The U.S. Narcotic Farm and the History of Innovative Public Health Approaches to Drug Research and Treatment’, Glasgow

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Glasgow History of Medicine Seminar: Professor Nancy Campbell (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York) “Re-discovering Addiction: The U.S. Narcotic Farm and the History of Innovative Public Health Approaches to Drug Research and Treatment” Date: 28th February, 5.00pm, coffee and biscuits from 4.45pm Location: Seminar Room, Lilybank House Professor Campbell’s research focuses on technology as related to healthcare, with recent… Continue reading

Workshop: Managing the International Impact of Biotechnology, Edinburgh

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Workshop invitation: “Managing the International Impact of Biotechnology” Date and Location: 2-3 March, University of Edinburgh   This workshop, supported by the BBSRC GCRF Impact Acceleration Fund, aims to explore the challenges presented by emerging biotechnologies in the international context. How do we ensure that the impact of new biotechnologies is positive and that it addresses… Continue reading