CFP (artwork and creative writing), Asylum Magazine

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Call for Submissions from Helen Spandler, Asylum Magazine Asylum, the magazine for democratic psychiatry is looking for creative submissions to publish in its quarterly publication. These can include creative writing, artwork, cartoons, photographs, ad spoofs etc.  Images can be colour and/or black and white. Ideally we are looking for creative artwork with a critical mental health theme. There… Continue reading

New MH Publications

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Lena Wanggren’s Gender, Technology and the New Woman has just been published, including two chapters on medical women. The book  treats the protofeminist figure of the New Woman by focusing on specific technologies of the time, with two chapters concerning women in late nineteenth-century medical modernity: they deal with the New Style nurse (chapter 4)… Continue reading

ECR Workshop: ‘Collaboration in the Critical Medical Humanities’, Durham

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This  intensive 3-day workshop for early career researchers will take place Monday 11 – Wednesday 13 September 2017 at Durham University, with the support of the British Academy and the Wellcome Trust. Work in the critical medical humanities brings together scholars from the arts, humanities, social and life sciences, health professionals, patient advocates, carers and… Continue reading

CFP: Disability and the Emotions (Part 2), Liverpool Hope

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Disability and the Emotions: Part 2 of the seminar series hosted by the CCDS at Liverpool Hope University No crying in disability studies, that was the rule set by Joseph Shapiro’s No Pity in 1993, only to be broken a few years later by Elizabeth J. Donaldson and Catherine Prendergast at the 2000 MLA conference. In… Continue reading

Disability Studies: Austerity and Precariousness Seminar Series Inaugural Colloquium, Dundee

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Date: 12-3.15pm, 6th June 2017 Location: Dalhousie Building 2S14, University of Dundee You are invited to: Disability Studies: Austerity and Precariousness Seminar Series Inaugural Colloquium Sponsored by ‘(Dis)places: Embodiment and community in critical and creative motion research group’, School of Education & Social Work, University of Dundee   Disability studies is a scholarly movement that engages with interdisciplinary insights into… Continue reading

CFP: ‘Dementia Lab 2017 – stories from design and research’, Dormund, Germany

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Date: 6th – 7th September 2017 (Dortmund, Germany) The theme for this year’s Dementia Lab is sharing the underlying questions that designers, researchers and educators face in their design process for and together with people with dementia. These questions vary from such practical challenges as recruiting persons with dementia to finding funding before a project begins… Continue reading

Book Launch: Megan Coyer’s ‘Literature and Medicine in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press’, Glasgow

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Book Launch Event: Megan Coyer’s Literature and Medicine in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press: Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, 1817-1858 Date: 3-5pm, Wednesday 31st May 2017 Location: Edwin Morgan Room, 5 University Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8QQ   Dr Megan Coyer is delighted to invite you to the launch of her monograph, Literature and Medicine in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press: Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine,… Continue reading

Registration Open: Medicine and the Senses, Durham

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Date: 12-6pm, on Thursday 1st June 2017 Location: Alumni Room, School of English, Durham University Registration is now available for ‘Medicine and the Senses’. This one-day symposium will inspire debate on the role and significance of the senses within medicine. The keynote speaker for the event will be Professor Jane Macnaughton, Durham University, who will be presenting ‘Sensation and the… Continue reading

CFP: Inaugural Congress of the Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research, Durham

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Date: Thurs 14th – Fri 15th September 2017 Location: Durham University Deadline: 1st June 2017 The Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research (NNMHR) was founded in 2013 with the purpose of connecting individuals and institutions working in this dynamic area of interdisciplinary research. Following six successful seminars held across the North of England and Scotland,… Continue reading

Seminar: Michael Rembis, ‘A Secret Worth Knowing: Living Mad Lives in the Shadow of the Asylum’, Liverpool Hope

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‘A Secret Worth Knowing: Living Mad Lives in the Shadow of the Asylum’ Dr Michael Rembis, University at Buffalo Date: 2-3.30pm, Wednesday 10th May 2017 Location: EDEN 109, Liverpool Hope University Dr Rembis explores the emotional lives of women and men living in the 19th century United States who considered themselves “mad” or “insane,” or who… Continue reading