CFP: North West Interdisciplinary Medical Humanities Postgraduate Workshop, Lancaster

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Date: 19th April 2018 Location: Lancaster University Deadline: 1st February 2018 In 2018 Lancaster University History department will be hosting a one-day postgraduate workshop that focuses on the value of alternative methodologies and interdisciplinarity in the medical humanities. The event is organized by Erin Bramwell and Natalie Mullen, who are both PhD candidates in the department. Erin and Natalie work in… Continue reading

Lecture: Gavin Francis, ‘The Anatomy of Curiosity – a personal tour of Edinburgh University’s anatomical collections’, Glasgow

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Date: 6-8.30pm, Thursday 18th January 2018 Location: Kelvin Lecture Theatre, 1445 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AW The Anatomy of Curiosity – a personal tour of Edinburgh University’s anatomical collections The Anatomical Collections of Edinburgh University are immense and varied, gathered over more than five centuries. They vary from anthropological specimens from the colonial era, to early-modern curiosities… Continue reading

CFP: Palgrave Communications, ‘Anti-biosis? – Interdisciplinary Approaches to Microbe-Human Relations’

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Deadline for abstracts: 20th Dec 2017 Palgrave Communications – the multidisciplinary, open access journal published by Palgrave Macmillan – is currently inviting article proposals and full papers for a new research article collection. ‘Anti-biosis? – Interdisciplinary Approaches to Microbe-Human Relations’ will be edited by Professor Steve Hinchliffe (University of Exeter, UK), Professor Clare Chandler (London School of Hygiene &… Continue reading

CFP: Special Issue of RDS, ‘Disability and Shame’

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The Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal (RDS) seeks proposals for a special forum “Disability and Shame.” The deadline for submission of papers is 1st January 2018. Special Issue | Volume 14 Issue 4, RDS: Disability and Shame. Shame and shaming take varied and quite diversely motivated forms. Shame exists as both a cultural and psychological construct, stimuli… Continue reading

PhD Scholarships: ‘Writing Disabled Lives in Nineteenth-Century Britain’, Swansea

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Deadline: 22nd January 2018 Start date: 1st October 2018 See the website for full details Project details: During the nineteenth century there were a series of developments that helped to shape ‘disability’ in its modern form. The administrative categorisation of the ‘defective’ poor in workhouses served to identify physical incapacity as a distinctive cause of poverty requiring particular… Continue reading

PhD Scholarship: ‘Blood cultures: the language and metaphors of menstruation’, Manchester Metropolitan University

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Summary This project investigates the language and metaphors used to describe menstruation with a particular focus upon atypical bleeding (e.g., amenorrhea, endometriosis, fibroids, bleeding in pregnancy, post-partum haemorrhage and bleeding, flooding and spotting) through the life course (at puberty, in adulthood, in the peri-menopause and menopause). Textual material may be derived from either contemporary (21st… Continue reading

Job advert: ‘Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Arts & Health’, Derby

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Location: Keddleston Rd., University of Derby Salary: £17,326 to £22,214 p/a Deadline: 11th December 2017 Reference: 0623-17-R Please note that this is a 3 year full time contract. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated individual with research experience and proven ability to write for publication, to work for the newly formed Arts in Health Centre of Excellence… Continue reading

CFP: ‘Madness, Mental Illness and Mind Doctors in 20th and 21st Century Pop Culture’, Edinburgh

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Date: 3rd – 4th May 2018 Location: University of Edinburgh Website: www.madnessinpopculture.com Deadline: 2nd February 2018     “Sometimes it’s only madness that makes us what we are.” Grant Morrison, Batman: Arkham Asylum (1989)   In Madness and Civilization, Michel Foucault writes that “madness fascinates man”. Indeed, examples of this dark allure are present throughout the ages. From tales… Continue reading

CFP: Palgrave Communications, ‘Socioeconomic Factors and Mental Health: Past and Present’

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Palgrave Communications – the multidisciplinary, open access journal published by Palgrave Macmillan – is currently inviting article proposals and full papers for a new research article collection. ‘Socioeconomic Factors and Mental Health: Past and Present’ will be edited by Professor Matthew Smith and Dr Lucas Richert (University of Strathclyde, UK). This article collection will examine how… Continue reading

PhD Scholarship in Literature and Medicine, Lancaster

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Research scholarship in Literature and Medicine and/or Science, University of Lancaster Number of bursaries: 1 Eligibility: Open to Home/EU and Overseas applicants Deadline: 2nd March 2018 The Department invites applications for a PhD in English and/or Creative Writing focused upon the relationship between literature and science or literature and medicine from the Early Modern period through to the present.… Continue reading