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New Seed Scheme Launched: Funding available to support research initiatives across the NNMHR

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Closing Date: 5pm Monday 18 June 2018 The NNMHR has just been awarded a generous Small Grant* from the Wellcome Trust to enable us to continue supporting innovative and critical medical humanities research across the network. We are delighted to announce that the first round of the NNMHR Seed Scheme is now open. Applications are invited… Continue reading

Conference Report: Glasgow Medical Humanities Day, University of Glasgow, 17th April 2018

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By Charlotte Orr On 17 April 2018, the Glasgow Medical Humanities Day took place at the University of Glasgow, organised by the Medical Humanities Research Centre (MHRC). After tea, coffee, and some delicious scones, the day began with an introduction from the MHRC Director Dr Gavin Miller and Co-Director Dr Megan Coyer. Both thanked relevant… Continue reading

Call for Poems: On ‘Male’ Disordered Eating

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Deadline for submission: 18th May 2018 Call for Poems: On ‘Male’ Disordered Eating Men and boys – just like women and girls – can have concerns about weight, body shape, diet and exercise which may lead to problems around food including over- or undereating or overexercising. However, they may find these things very difficult to talk… Continue reading

New MA: Medicine in Society, University of Sheffield

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The new MA in Medicine in Society offered by Medical Humanities Sheffield is now open for registrations. This is an interdisciplinary MA, incorporating optional modules in philosophy, history, sociology and politics of medicine and health care, and a core module to develop transdisciplinary research skills for addressing key medical topics and challenges.

Job Opportunities: Managing Editor and Reviews Editor for the Centre for Medical Humanities Blog

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Deadline for both jobs: 12 noon on Wednesday 21st March Founded in 2010, the award-winning CMH blog (http://centreformedicalhumanities.org/) is seeking a creative, tech-savvy Managing Editor (0.2FTE) and a book-loving Reviews Editor (0.1FTE) to overhaul and revitalise the site. Managing Editor (1 day/week (0.2FTE), Starting salary: £5146 pa (£25,728 pro rata)) The Managing Editor will initially… 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

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

New MH Publications

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Lena Wanggren’s Gender, Technology and the New Woman has just been published, including two chapters on medical women. The book  treats the protofeminist figure of the New Woman by focusing on specific technologies of the time, with two chapters concerning women in late nineteenth-century medical modernity: they deal with the New Style nurse (chapter 4)… Continue reading

Scottish Medical Humanities Website

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Following the Medical Humanities workshop at the National Library of Scotland in February 2017, the Scottish Medical Humanities Group is delighted to announce a new pilot website for the medical humanities in Scotland, set up by Prof. Nell Turner: www.scottishmedicalhumanities.org. This site could develop to have hundreds of posts, relevant to all specialties and professions, as well as to… Continue reading