Call for Book Proposals: New Series “Language, Discourse and Mental Health” (University of Exeter Press)

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The editors are very pleased to announce the new book series “Language, Discourse and Mental Health” published with the University of Exeter Press. This book series is a unique resource to further knowledge and understanding of mental health from a pluralistically informed linguistic perspective. Using qualitative and quantitative approaches to language-based analysis, the empirical and… Continue reading

CHASE Training Programme, From Field to Page: Core Skills in the Medical Humanities, 5th July and 8th November 2018, London

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Date: Thursday 5th July and Thursday 8th November 2018 Location: Keynes Library, School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London Deadline for Registration: 25th June 2018 From Field to Page: Core Skills in the Medical Humanities  43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Medical humanities continues to emerge as a live and transforming field of enquiry. The core work… Continue reading

Registration Now Open: ‘The Literary Self: From Antiquity to the Digital Age’, 4th-5th June 2018, Edinburgh

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Date: 4th-5th June 2018 Location: University of Edinburgh, 50 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9JU The Literary Self: From Antiquity to the Digital Age, 4th-5th June 2018, Edinburgh, Scotland An interdisciplinary postgraduate conference with collaboration between the University of St. Andrews, University of Edinburgh, and University of Strathclyde. Throughout history, authors have grappled with how their texts are… Continue reading

New Seed Scheme Launched: Funding available to support research initiatives across the NNMHR

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Closing Date: 5pm Monday 18 June 2018 The NNMHR has just been awarded a generous Small Grant* from the Wellcome Trust to enable us to continue supporting innovative and critical medical humanities research across the network. We are delighted to announce that the first round of the NNMHR Seed Scheme is now open. Applications are invited… Continue reading

Conference Report: Glasgow Medical Humanities Day, University of Glasgow, 17th April 2018

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By Charlotte Orr On 17 April 2018, the Glasgow Medical Humanities Day took place at the University of Glasgow, organised by the Medical Humanities Research Centre (MHRC). After tea, coffee, and some delicious scones, the day began with an introduction from the MHRC Director Dr Gavin Miller and Co-Director Dr Megan Coyer. Both thanked relevant… Continue reading

Call for Papers: 2nd Congress of the Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research, Weetwood Hall, University of Leeds, 20th-21st September 2018

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Date: 20th-21st September 2018 Location: Weetwood Hall, University of Leeds Closing Date for Abstracts: 25th May 2018 CFP: 2nd Congress of the Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research, Medical Humanities: Futures 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.… Continue reading

Call for Papers: Anxious Forms 2018, 27th July 2018, Aston University, Birmingham

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Date: Friday 27th July 2018 Location: Aston University, Birmingham Closing date for abstracts: 1st May 2018 CFP: Anxious Forms 2018 Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Bodily Fluids in the Long Nineteenth Century Friday 27th July 2018, Aston University, Birmingham Speakers: Professor Talia Schaffer, CUNY and Dr Kate Lister, Leeds Trinity University ‘The power of blood is so difficult to decipher… Continue reading

Call for Poems: On ‘Male’ Disordered Eating

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Deadline for submission: 18th May 2018 Call for Poems: On ‘Male’ Disordered Eating Men and boys – just like women and girls – can have concerns about weight, body shape, diet and exercise which may lead to problems around food including over- or undereating or overexercising. However, they may find these things very difficult to talk… Continue reading

Event: The Imagination Cafe – On Tour

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Dates and locations: 24th-28th April 2018 – MOSTYN contemporary art gallery, Wales 14th-19th May 2018 – the Menier Gallery, London September 2018 – the Royal College of Art, Edinburgh The ground-breaking Imagination Café pop-up installation will be travelling to Llandudno, London and Edinburgh in 2018. The Imagination Café challenges the negative stigma around dementia and… Continue reading

Final CFP: ‘Uniting Two Perspectives on Mental Illness: Philosophy and Linguistics’, Essex, 13-14 September 2018

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Date: 13th-14th September 2018 Deadline for Submissions (extended): 4th May 2018 Location: University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ FINAL CFP: Uniting Two Perspectives on Mental Illness: Philosophy and Linguistics, University of Essex, 13-14 September 2018 Mental illness has long been of interest to researchers in the humanities, including philosophy, linguistics, sociology, history and politics. In… Continue reading