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CFP: ‘Being Well Together: human-animal collaboration, companionship, and the promotion of health and wellbeing’, Manchester

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Date: 19th-21st September 2018 Location: Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, Manchester Deadline:  Thursday 30th November 2017   ‘Being Well Together: human-animal collaboration, companionship and the promotion of health and wellbeing’ is a 3-day workshop that will be held at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM) at the University… 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

Symposium and CFP: ‘Suicide, Society and Crisis’, Sheffield

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Symposium: Suicide, Society and Crisis Location: University of Sheffield Date: 18-19th May 2018 On 18-19 May 2018, a two day symposium entitled ‘Suicide, Society and Crisis’ will be held at the University of Sheffield to investigate the links between suicide and political and social crisis, at macro and micro levels. For over 150 years, instances and rates of suicide… Continue reading

Post: Researcher in Global Health Bioethics, Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities

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The newly established Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities is currently advertising for the post of Researcher in Global Health Bioethics – Grade 7: £31,076 – £38,183 p.a.  The post is full-time (part-time considered) and fixed-term for 3 years. Based within the Nuffield Department of Population Health, the newly established Wellcome Centre for Ethics and… 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

Conference Report: Other Psychotherapies, Glasgow

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This guest post comes from Anastasia-Stavroula Valtadorou, a doctoral researcher at the University of Edinburgh. In April, Anastasia-Stavroula was awarded a Small Award from the SGSAH Cohort Development Fund to attend the conference “Other Psychotherapies – Across Time, Space, and Cultures” at the University of Glasgow. This blog is rebublished from SGSAH with permission. Thanks to the generous… 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

Postdoctoral Research Associate: ‘Life of Breath Project’, Bristol

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The Life of Breath team at the University of Bristol are recruiting a postdoctoral research associate in history of medicine. The post, offered for 2 years, could examine the recent history of COPD, which has not so far been the subject of major historical study. However the PIs are also happy to discuss other ideas for research relevant… Continue reading

Postdoctoral Research Associate, “The Medical World of Early Modern England, Wales and Ireland c.1500-1715”, Exeter

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Postdoctoral Research Associate, “The Medical World of Early Modern England, Wales and Ireland c.1500-1715” University of Exeter, Centre for Medical History, Department of History Deadline for applications: 10th July 2017 The College wishes to recruit a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate to support the work of Professor Jonathan Barry and Dr Peter Elmer on the project “The… Continue reading