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Workshop: ‘Lost limbs and posthuman enhancement’, Being Human Festival, Glasgow

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Date: 7-8.30pm, Friday 24th November 2017 Location: Kelvin Theatre, Ground Floor, University of Glasgow Library, Hillhead Street, Glasgow As part of the Being Human Festival, Anna McFarlane and Hannah Tweed are delighted to invite you to a free event on 24th November 2017. ‘Lost Limbs and Posthuman Enhancement’ engages with speculative design, prosthetics, technology, and artefact speed-dating.… 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

ECR Applicants Invited: RSPH Arts, Health and Wellbeing Steering Group

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Applications open for an Early Career Researcher to join the RSPH Arts, Health and Wellbeing Steering Group. The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) Special Interest Group (SIG) in Arts, Health and Wellbeing is a 300-strong body of researchers and practitioners working in the field of arts and health. The group shares research and best practice, organises conferences,… Continue reading

Launch: ‘William Hunter’s Library: A Transcription of the Early Catalogues’, Glasgow

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Date:  4-6pm, Tuesday 7th November 2017 Location: The University of Glasgow Library (Level 12) The University of Glasgow Special Collections team are delighted to invite you to the launch for ‘William Hunter’s Library: A Transcription of the Early Catalogues’. Help us celebrate the completion of the Wellcome Trust funded project ‘William Hunter’s Library: A Transcription of the… 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

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

Workshop on Medical Humanities in the Undergraduate Medical Course, Sheffield

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Date: 24th January 2018 Following on from an excellent set of conversations at the recent Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research conference, there was interest in a focused workshop on whether/when/how to encourage learning/teaching in the medical humanities to medical students. As a result, a 1-day workshop is being planned for Weds 24 January 2018 in Sheffield. If… Continue reading

CFP: ‘Medical and Metaphorical Wounds from the Middle Ages to the First World War’, London

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Workshop: ‘Medical and Metaphorical Wounds from the Middle Ages to the First World War’ Location: Science Museum, London Date: 26-27th January 2018 Wounds and their meaning have differed over time: from stigmata to the psychological wounding of soldiers in the First World War, the conception and function of wounds as religious symbols, medical signs or metaphorical devices… Continue reading

Registration open: Cultures of Shame in Medicine, Dublin

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Workshop date: 19th September 2017 “Cultures of Shame in Medicine: An Interdisciplinary Workshop” is the third workshop organized by the Wellcome Trust Seed Funded ‘Shame and Medicine Project’. The aim of this Workshop is to bring together a number of academics working from various disciplinary perspectives within Humanities (e.g. English, History, Visual Culture) in order… Continue reading