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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

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