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CFP: Research Symposium, ‘Global Genetic Fictions’, Leeds, 25-26 April 2019

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Date: 25-26 April 2019 Closing Date for Abstracts: Friday 21 December 2018 Location: Weetwood Hall, University of Leeds CFP: Research Symposium, Global Genetic Fictions, Weetwood Hall, University of Leeds, 25-26 April 2019 As genetic science develops at breakneck speed, cultural representations register in their form and content changing ideas about the self and personhood, consciousness, behaviour and motivation, heredity,… Continue reading

CFP: Research Symposium, ‘Biocolonialism: Perspectives from the Humanities’, Leeds, 22-23 May 2019

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Date: 22-23 May 2019 Closing Date for Proposals: Friday 21 December 2018 Location: Weetwood Hall, University of Leeds CFP: Research Symposium, ‘Biocolonialism: Perspectives from the Humanities’, Weetwood Hall, University of Leeds, 22-23 May 2019 For many colonised peoples, scientific research has long been identified with the oppressive project of imperialism and colonial exploitation. Population genetics, medical trials, genetic ancestry… Continue reading

Call for Creative Writing: Hearing and the Medical Humanities

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Call for Creative Writing:  Whether you are trying to come to terms with your hearing or looking for a way to help loved one/ a patient come to terms with their hearing ability, writing can be a helpful outlet. To accompany a special edition of the journal Medical Humanities edited by Dr Derek Hoare and… Continue reading

‘Adapting Research for Media’ by Charlotte Orr

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Adapting Research for Media Charlotte Orr is a third year Medical Humanities PhD researcher at the University of Glasgow. Her research focuses on the writings and reception of physician-writer Sir Ronald Ross (1857-1932). Recently her work was featured on BBC Radio Scotland, as part of the Time Travels’ episode ‘Charismatic Characters and Wings to War’.… Continue reading

Upcoming Event: ‘History of medicine at the University of Glasgow: A Symposium’, 6 December 2018

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Date: 6 December 2018 Location: Yudowitz Seminar Room, Wolfson Medical Building, University of Glasgow The Centre for the History of Medicine at the University of Glasgow invites you to a one-day symposium. The event takes place on 6 December 2018, between 9.30 and 4.30 in the Yudowitz Seminar Room, in the Wolfson Medical School. The papers cover… Continue reading

CFP: ‘Decolonising madness? The birth of a ‘global psyche’ in the aftermath of the Second World War’, 4-5 April 2019, Birkbeck College, University of London

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Date: 4-5 April 2019 Location: Birkbeck College, University of London Deadline for Abstracts: 31 December 2018 CFP: ‘Decolonising madness? The birth of a ‘global psyche’ in the aftermath of the Second World War’, 4-5 April 2019, Birkbeck College, University of London Can psychiatry be global? Are mental illnesses universal across cultures, ethnic groups and ‘civilisations’? Can the theories… Continue reading

CSHHH Annual Lecture: ‘Canadian Population Control: Eugenics, Environment, and Feminism in the 1970s’, Prof Erika Dyck, 19 November 2018, University of Strathclyde

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Date: 5.00–6.30 pm Lecture and Q&A followed by Reception, Monday 19 November 2018 Location: Room SW204,Stenhouse Wing, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare Annual Lecture Canadian Population Control: Eugenics, Environment, and Feminism in the 1970s Keynote Speaker: Prof Erika Dyck University of Saskatchewan University of Strathclyde, Stenhouse Wing,… Continue reading

Registration Open: ‘LHIVES: Narratives of HIV’, Manchester, November 9th 2018

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Date: 4-7pm, Friday November 9th 2018 Location: Friends’ Meeting House, 6 Mount St, Manchester M2 5NS You can now register for FREE for the LHIVES: Narratives of HIV event in November 9, 4-7pm in Manchester city centre. Tickets are running out fast. Snacks and drinks will be provided! Register at https://www.bugchasingproject.org/lhives. This will discuss the role… Continue reading

Job Opportunity: Research Associate (maternity cover) at Imperial College London

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Location: Imperial College Academic Health Sciences Centre, London Closing Date for Applications: 28 October 2018 Job opportunity: 8 month, full time position on the Wellcome Trust-funded project ‘People Like You: Contemporary Figures of Personalisation’ (maternity cover). The post holder will conduct research into data science at Imperial College Academic Health Sciences Centre, ideally combining an ethnographic approach… Continue reading

Book Review: Medical Paratexts from Medieval to Modern: Dissecting the Page, edited by Hannah C. Tweed and Diane G. Scott (London/New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).

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Book: Medical Paratexts from Medieval to Modern: Dissecting the Page, edited by Hannah C. Tweed and Diane G. Scott (London/New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). Reviewer: Karoliina Ollikainen, University of Glasgow Medical Paratexts from Medieval to Modern: Dissecting the Page, edited by Hannah C. Tweed and Diane G. Scott, is part of the Palgrave Studies in… Continue reading