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Life of Breath at the Edinburgh Book Festival, 13-25 August 2017

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Durham University’s Life of Breath project is delighted to announce a series of breath and air-themed events in collaboration with the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Taking the Air, supported by The Wellcome Trust, will investigate ideas around breath. 1 in 5 people in the UK have a long-term lung-related illness and 115,000 die from lung disease each year. A… Continue reading

Guest Lecture: Prof. Lianne McTavish, ‘Tapeworms in/as Body in Early Modern Europe’, Glasgow

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Location: Kelvin Hall Lecture Theatre, University of Glasgow Date: 5.30pm, Friday 7th July 2017 The Leverhulme Trust Collections Research Group is delighted to welcome Professor Lianne McTavish from the University of Alberta to give the second talk in the new series of Human Constellations Collections talks, lectures, workshops and events. Prof. McTavish will be speaking on ‘Tapeworms in/as Body in Early Modern Europe’.   Join us for what… Continue reading

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