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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: 16th – 17th March 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… 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

CFP: ‘Artificial Lives: Imagining Life’, Sussex

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Artificial Lives: Imagining Life Location: University of Sussex Dates: 1st – 2nd December 2017 (provisional) This conference is the first of an interdisciplinary series investigating developments in the arts and sciences responding to the manufacturing of being, and will feature keynote presentations from artist Paul Vanouse, Professor Sherryl Vint of UCR, Professor Claire Colebrook of… 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

Conference: ‘Spirituality and Recovery’, Durham

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Date: 12th – 14th July 2017 The Project for Spirituality, Theology and Health at Durham University in association with TEWV NHS Foundation Trust is organising the Spirituality and Recovery conference at St John’s College, Durham, from 12-14 July 2017. This is the third Durham conference exploring good practice in spirituality and mental health care. As more and more mental health service providers embrace… 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