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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

“Going to the Dogs”?: A Workshop Series on Research at the Intersection of Disability and Animal Studies

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Date: 10am-4pm, Friday 13th April 2018 Location: Centre for Medical Humanities at the University of Leeds (School of English, 6­­–10 Cavendish Road) Workshop No. 2 Following the success of the first “Going to the Dogs” event on 19 February 2018 (find out more here and discussion stemming from the event here), the Centre for Medical Humanities… Continue reading

London Event: Implementing an opt-out organ donation policy in England Philosophical and Policy Questions

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Date: Saturday 17th February 2018 10.00-17.00 Location: The Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Rd, London On the 12th December 2017 the UK Department of Health announced a consultation on organ donation seeking the views of individuals and institutions on how and whether a policy of presumed consent could work in England. Given the importance of this proposal… Continue reading

“Going to the Dogs?” A Workshop Series on Research at the Intersection of Disability and Animal Studies, Leeds University Centre for Medical Humanities

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Date: 19th February 2018 from 2–5pm Location: Centre for Medical Humanities in the School of English (6–10 Cavendish Road), University of Leeds The first meeting of ‘“Going to the Dogs?” A Workshop Series on Research at the Intersection of Disability and Animal Studies’ will take place at the Centre for Medical Humanities in the School of… Continue reading

Call for Creative Work and Free Creative Writing Workshop (Translating Chronic Pain Project)

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Please follow the links below for more information on two interesting medical humanities activities which have emerged from the AHRC-funded project, Translating Chronic Pain based at Lancaster University. CALL FOR CREATIVE WORK: The organisers invite ‘flash’ short-form creative writing around chronic pain, i.e. short works (5-150 words) of prose, poetry, optionally alongside artwork or comic/sequential art. The… 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

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

Write the Future! Competition Winner

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As part of the Being Human Festival 2017 Dr Hannah Tweed and Dr Anna McFarlane held a creative writing workshop, ‘Write the Future!’, to encourage young writers to think about science fiction, medicine, and disability. Those who participated were invited to submit their stories in a writing competition, and it gives us great pleasure to share the… Continue reading

Artist in Residence Workshop, RCPS Glasgow

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Date: 6pm, Monday 20th November 2017 Location: Lister Room, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow, 232-242 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5RJ The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow is pleased to announce an Artist in Residence workshop, on Monday 20th November, 6pm, in the Lister Room in the College building. This will be an informal… Continue reading

Workshop: ‘Exploring Glasgow’s Criminal-Medical Histories, c. 1850-1920’

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Date: 12.30 – 4.30pm, 7th December 2017 Location: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 232-242 St Vincent St., Glasgow, G2 5RJ A workshop exploring Glasgow’s medical, legal, criminal and social histories. The aim of the workshop is to share expertise and to produce a network of potential collaborators to form projects relating to these topics.… Continue reading