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Medical Humanities Discussion Group: Charlotte Orr (PhD in Medical Humanities, University of Glasgow), ‘The self-construction of the scientist in Sir Ronald Ross’s Memoirs: with a full account of the great malaria problem’

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Date: 1-2pm, Wednesday 14 February 2018 Location: Room 216, the Hetherington Building, University of Glasgow The Medical Humanities Research Centre is delighted to announce the next speaker and topic for the Medical Humanities Discussion Group. On 14th February, Charlotte Orr (PhD student in Medical Humanities, University of Glasgow) will give a talk entitled ‘The self-construction of… Continue reading

“Going to the Dogs?” A Workshop Series on Research at the Intersection of Disability and Animal Studies, Leeds University Centre for Medical Humanities

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Date: 19th February 2018 from 2–5pm Location: Centre for Medical Humanities in the School of English (6–10 Cavendish Road), University of Leeds The first meeting of ‘“Going to the Dogs?” A Workshop Series on Research at the Intersection of Disability and Animal Studies’ will take place at the Centre for Medical Humanities in the School of… Continue reading

Science, Technology and Innovation Studies Seminar Series, University of Edinburgh

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Date: 15.30 – 17.00, Monday 22nd January Location: 6th Floor Staff Room, Chrystal Macmillan Building The Science, Technology and Innovation Seminar Series is pleased to announce its first speaker for this semester: Title: Assembling the conditions for Genome Wide Association Studies: The story of the Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium Speaker: Dr Catherine Heeney (University of… Continue reading

Mason Institute (MI) Lunch with Beverley Hood – ‘Positively Squishy – creative research in the lab’, Edinburgh

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Date: 12.30 – 2.00pm, Thursday 22nd February Location: Seminar Room 6,Chrystal MacMillan Building,15a George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LD Title: Positively Squishy – creative research in the lab Speaker: Beverley Hood, artist and lecturer in the School of Design at the University of Edinburgh. Abstract: In an environment where bioscientific research undertaking “qualitative field-based inquiries with living… Continue reading

Glasgow History of Medicine Seminar Series: Winter 2018

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Date: Tuesday 23rd January 2018 Location: Library Reading Room, 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 in partnership with the Centre for the History of Medicine at Glasgow University are delighted to announce the latest line-up of speaker for their… Continue reading

Call for Creative Work and Free Creative Writing Workshop (Translating Chronic Pain Project)

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Please follow the links below for more information on two interesting medical humanities activities which have emerged from the AHRC-funded project, Translating Chronic Pain based at Lancaster University. CALL FOR CREATIVE WORK: The organisers invite ‘flash’ short-form creative writing around chronic pain, i.e. short works (5-150 words) of prose, poetry, optionally alongside artwork or comic/sequential art. The… Continue reading

CFP: ‘Personification Across Disciplines’, Durham University, September 2018 PAD 2018

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Date: 17th-19th September 2018 Location: Durham University Deadline for Abstracts: 9th February 2018 ‘Personification Across Disciplines’ An interdisciplinary conference at Durham University, September 17 – 19, 2018 Keynotes: H.PORTER ABBOTT (UCSB) GUILLAME DUMAS (I_Pasteur) NEV JONES (U_South Florida) TANYA LUHRMAN (U_Stanford) MARJORIE TAYLOR (U_Oregon) Organising Committee: Marco Bernini (chair), Ben Alderson-Day, Felicity Deamer, Peter Garratt, Mary Robson and… Continue reading

CFP: ‘The Gut-Brain Axis’: Cultural and Historical Perspectives, Glasgow

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Date: 4th-5th May, 2018 Location: University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK Deadline: 19th January, 2018 Research into the so-called ‘gut-brain axis’ has seen extraordinary growth in the past decade as microbiologists, neurologists and nutrition scientists have discovered new ways in which these supposedly separate parts of the body interact. Whereas our guts, brains, nervous systems, and behaviour were thought… Continue reading

Call for Expressions of Interest: Glasgow Life Medical Humanities Scoping Event

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Date: 2.00-4.00 pm, Wednesday 14th February 2018 Location: Mitchell Library, Glasgow Deadline for Expressions of Interest: 31st January 2018 Glasgow Life in conjunction with the Medical Humanities Research Centre and the College of Arts in the University of Glasgow invite expressions of interest from researchers who may wish to work with the internationally significant medical history and humanities… 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