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Public Lecture: ‘Adventures, archives, and anguish in undertaking AIDS research’, York, 15th October 2018

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Date: 12.00pm, Monday 15th October 2018 Location: Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, University of York The Centre for Global Health Histories warmly invites you to the following public lecture at the University of York on 15 October. All are welcome to attend and no booking is necessary. ‘Adventures, archives, and anguish in undertaking AIDS research’ Dr… Continue reading

Public Lecture: Professor Manuel Barcia, ‘“Beware, Beware of the Bight of Benin”: The Struggle against Disease in the Slave Trade Contact Zones, 1807-1867’, Glasgow, 24th October 2018

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Date: 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Wednesday 24th October 2018 Location: Lecture Theatre, Hunterian Art Gallery As part of Black History Month, Professor Manuel Barcia will be giving an evening lecture at The Hunterian Lecture Theatre, titled, “Beware, Beware of the Bight of Benin: The Struggle against Disease in the Slave Trade Contact Zones, 1807-1867”. This lecture is part of… 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

Lecture: Gavin Francis, ‘The Anatomy of Curiosity – a personal tour of Edinburgh University’s anatomical collections’, Glasgow

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Date: 6-8.30pm, Thursday 18th January 2018 Location: Kelvin Lecture Theatre, 1445 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AW The Anatomy of Curiosity – a personal tour of Edinburgh University’s anatomical collections The Anatomical Collections of Edinburgh University are immense and varied, gathered over more than five centuries. They vary from anthropological specimens from the colonial era, to early-modern curiosities… Continue reading

Screen Seminar: Hannah Hamad, ‘Screening the NHS at 70: Exploring the Political Stakes of Contemporary UK Medical Television’, Glasgow     

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Date: 5.30pm – 7pm, Wednesday 6th December Location: Room 408, Gilmorehill Halls, University of Glasgow Screen Seminars at Glasgow are delighted that Dr Hannah Hamad (University of Cardiff) will be presenting her work on ‘Screening the NHS at 70: Exploring the Political Stakes of Contemporary UK Medical Television’. All welcome! ‘Screening the NHS at 70: Exploring the Political Stakes of… Continue reading

Arts of Breath – series of lecture-performances organised by Life of Breath project, Durham

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The Life of Breath Project is pleased to announce ‘Arts of Breath’, a series of lecture-performances exploring the role of breath in poetry, fiction, singing, dance and visual art. All events will take place in Durham. For more information see individual event pages below, or contact Sarah McLusky. Wed 29 Nov 2017: Visualising the Ephemeral: Breath in Visual Art with artist Jayne… Continue reading

Seminar Series, Centre for the History of Medicine, Glasgow

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Location: Library Reading Room, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 232-242 St Vincent St, Glasgow G2 5RJ The Centre for the History of Medicine at the University of Glasgow are delighted to announce the next two speakers in their autumn-winter seminar series. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available from 5pm. All welcome!   5.30pm, Tuesday 7th… Continue reading

Lecture: Daniel Sinclair, ‘Combining Religious Norms with Liberal Autonomy in Contemporary Biomedical Law: The Israeli Experience’, Edinburgh

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 Date: 12.30 – 2pm, Tuesday 24th October 2017 Location: Basement Lecture Theatre, Doorward 6, Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9AG ‘Combining Religious Norms with Liberal Autonomy in Contemporary Biomedical Law: The Israeli Experience’, with Prof. Daniel Sinclair, School of Law, Fordham University The heteronomous nature of Jewish Law (Halakhah) would at first sight appear to militate… Continue reading

CCDS Seminar: Sorrowless Lamentation by Prof Lennard J. Davis, Liverpool

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Date: 2-3pm, Wednesday 15th November 2017 Place: EDEN 109, Centre for Culture and Disability Studies, Liverpool Hope University Sorrowless Lamentation: Viewers’ Emotional Response to the Disabled Poor in Art  Prof Lennard J. Davis, University of Illinois at Chicago This seminar reviews the history of the disabled poor in Western Art and considers what the viewers’ emotional response… Continue reading