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Public Lecture: Professor Manuel Barcia, ‘“Beware, Beware of the Bight of Benin”: The Struggle against Disease in the Slave Trade Contact Zones, 1807-1867’, Glasgow, 24th October 2018

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Date: 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Wednesday 24th October 2018 Location: Lecture Theatre, Hunterian Art Gallery As part of Black History Month, Professor Manuel Barcia will be giving an evening lecture at The Hunterian Lecture Theatre, titled, “Beware, Beware of the Bight of Benin: The Struggle against Disease in the Slave Trade Contact Zones, 1807-1867”. This lecture is part of… Continue reading

Registration Open: Rescheduled Scottish Medical Humanities Doctoral Research Network – Scoping Meeting, 5th October 2018, Glasgow

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Date: 11am-3pm, Friday 5th October 2018 Location: SGSAH Meeting Room, University of Glasgow A new date has now been confirmed for the Scottish Medical Humanities Doctoral Research Network – Scoping Meeting, originally planned for the 7th March 2018. The scoping meeting was postponed in March due to planned industrial action. It will now take place on Friday… Continue reading

Registration Now Open: Scottish And European Networks of Philosophy, Technology, Science and Health, University of Glasgow, 7th September 2018

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Date: 9.30am – 3.30pm, Friday 7th September 2018 Location: University of Glasgow, Gilbert Scott Conference Suite, Room 250, Main Building, University Avenue, Glasgow, Scotland G12 8QQ Closing Date for Registration: 5pm, Friday 24th August 2018 ‘Establishing SNNEC’ Workshop 3 Scottish And European Networks of Philosophy, Technology, Science and Health  Co-organisers Dr Manon Mathias and Dr Michael… 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

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: Glasgow Medical Humanities Day, Tuesday 17 April 2018

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Location: Seminar Room 1 Yudowitz, and Atrium, Wolfson Medical Building, University Avenue We are pleased to announce that registration is NOW OPEN for this event. All welcome: free event, but please register by emailing arts-medhums@glasgow.ac.uk Purpose: to encourage networking and sharing of expertise in Glasgow’s medical humanities communities to build towards greater collaborative research and… Continue reading

Registration Now Open: ‘The Gut-Brain Axis’: Cultural and Historical Perspectives 4-5 May 2018, University of Glasgow

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Date: 4th – 5th May 2018 Location: University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK Registration Close: 20th April 2018 I am pleased to announce that registration is now open for this event, organised by Dr Manon Mathias (University of Glasgow). ‘The Gut-Brain Axis’: Cultural and Historical Perspectives 4-5 May 2018, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK This workshop will consider the… Continue reading

Writing Recoveries: International Conference for Writing Interventions for Mental Health

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Date: Wednesday 21st March 2018, 3:00 pm – Friday 23rd March 2018, 5:00 pm GMT Location: Level 5 Sir Alywn William Building, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland G12 8RZ What is the relationship between Creative Writing and Mental Illness? How can creative writing provide a route to recovery for sufferers of mental illness? Dr Carolyn Jess-Cooke… Continue reading

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

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

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