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Call for Researchers: Medicine Galleries, Science Museum, London

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The Science Museum is looking for researchers to work on 4 week-long research projects for our medical galleries project (details and pay below). If you are interested please email Oisin Wall at oisin.wall@sciencemuseum.ac.uk. Call for Researchers We are developing major new Medicine Galleries to showcase thousands of objects from our medicine collections for the next… Continue reading

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Medical Humanities and Social Sciences, Leeds

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The University of Leeds has been awarded a grant of £1.25m over 5 years from the Wellcome Trust ISSF to support biomedical and related research, which has been matched by an equal investment by the University. A major component of this funding will support early career researchers in order to enable them to realise their… Continue reading

Literature and Medicine in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press: Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, 1817-1858

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The Medical Humanities Research Centre Glasgow is delighted to announce the publication of Megan Coyer’s new monograph, Literature and Medicine in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press | Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, 1817-1858. This text is the first major study of the relationship between Scottish Romanticism and medical culture In the early nineteenth century, Edinburgh was the leading centre of medical education… Continue reading

CFP: ‘The Globalisation of Autism: Historical, Sociological, and Anthropological Reflections’, QMUL

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‘Autism is not limited to a single region or a country; it is a worldwide challenge that requires global action’ – Ban Ki Moon, UN Secretary General, 2012 The autism diagnosis has become an important category of global health; capable of attracting large amounts of funding, shaping disability rights legislation, and impacting education, health and welfare… Continue reading

Conference Registration: ‘Other Psychotherapies – across time, space, and cultures’, Glasgow

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Other Psychotherapies – across time, space, and cultures Date: Monday 3rd – Tuesday 4th April 2017 Location: Wolfson Medical Building, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8LQ Organizing Committee: Dr Gavin Miller (Chair), Medical Humanities Research Centre/English Literature, University of Glasgow Dr Sofia Xenofontos, Classics, University of Glasgow Dr Cheryl McGeachan, Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow… Continue reading

Funding Call: Springboard – Health of the Public 2040

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The Academy of Medical Sciences are delighted to announce a new call for applications, under their Springboard scheme, for researchers working in the health social sciences and medical humanities. Springboard – Health of the Public 2040 offers funding of up to £50,000 over two years and a bespoke package of career support to researchers at… Continue reading

MHRC Discussion Group: ‘Discovering Medical Humanities Collections’, Special Collections at University of Glasgow Library

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Discovering Medical Humanities Collections, staff from Archives and Special Collections, University of Glasgow Date: 1-2pm, Wednesday 16th November Venue: Special Collections, Level 12 of the University of Glasgow Library Please join Archives and Special Collection staff to discuss the discovery of Medical Humanities collections. Questions raised include; How effectively are we promoting the University’s medical… Continue reading

Guest Post: Dr Adrian Chapman, Visiting Fellow at the MHRC, University of Glasgow

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R. D. Laing’s Version of Asylum and its Cultural Appeal Dr Adrian Chapman Florida Sate University, London Centre The Wellcome Collection’s fascinating new London exhibition, Bedlam: The Asylum and Beyond, offers several versions of the asylum: a place of incarceration and therapy, an object of voyeuristic fascination, and a source of artistic inspiration to patient-artists… Continue reading

UK Medical Heritage Library Events, London

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The UK Medical Heritage Library is making 68,000 19th century texts relating to the history of medicine freely available to all. We’re working with the Wellcome Library on this three-year project along with nine other UK universities who are all contributing content to this collection. The collection is openly available via the Wellcome Library and the Internet… Continue reading

Funding: Academy of Medical Sciences, ‘Springboard – Health of the Public 2040 Grant Scheme’

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The Academy of Medical Sciences is launching a new grant scheme for the health social sciences and medical humanities, designed to address the recommendations of its latest report. Last year, the Academy, with the support of the Wellcome Trust, launched a new career-enhancing scheme, Springboard, to support biomedical researchers at their first independent position. The… Continue reading