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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

Guest Lecture: Timothy D. Walker, “Medicine and Slavery in the Lusophone Atlantic World: Evolving Healing Practices of a Colonial Physician in Eighteenth-Century Brazil and Angola”, Glasgow

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Location: TalkLab Room, University of Glasgow Library Date: 5pm, Thursday 12th October 2017 The Camões Institute and Medical Humanities Research Centre at the University of Glasgow are delighted to announce a visiting lecture by Timothy D. Walker (University of Massachusetts Dartmouth), on “Medicine and Slavery in the Lusophone Atlantic World: Evolving Healing Practices of a Colonial Physician… Continue reading

Lecture: Wendy Kline, ‘Making the Invisible Visible: The Unexpected Entanglements of Psychiatry, Midwifery, and Psychedelics’, Glasgow

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Location: University of Strathclyde, Stenhouse Wing, Room 105 Date: 5-6.30pm, Tuesday 10th October 2017 The Centre of the Social History of Health and Healthcare (CSHHH) invites you to their annual lecture, by Wendy Kline (Purdue University), on ‘Making the Invisible Visible: The Unexpected Entanglements of Psychiatry, Midwifery, and Psychedelics’. All are welcome, but please reserve a place… Continue reading

Glasgow History of Medicine Seminars, RCPSG

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The Centre for the History of Medicine (part of the Institute of Health and Wellbeing at Glasgow University) and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow invite you to a series of free seminars on medical history. Venue: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, Library Reading Room, 232-242 St Vincent St, Glasgow,… Continue reading

Seminar and Reading, Eli Clare: ‘Brilliant Imperfection’, Edinburgh

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Date: 3-5pm, Tuesday 12th September 2017 Location: Appleton Tower, University of Edinburgh Eli Clare is an international speaker on disability, queer and trans identities, and social justice. Reading from his new book Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure, Eli will be hosting a seminar for the School of Social and Political Sciences. Following the reading, there will be… Continue reading