Glasgow University Medical Arts and Humanities Student Event

On the 19th November, the Glasgow University Medical Arts and Humanities society hosted an event entitled “Stories: Dying and End of Life Care”. The aim of this event was to bring together experts from a variety of fields including anthropology, palliative medicine, general practice, chaplaincy and art. These specialists were (more…)

Hearing and the Medical Humanities: Call for Creative Writing

Whether you are trying to come to terms with your hearing or looking for a way to help a loved one/ a patient come to terms with their hearing ability, writing can be a helpful outlet. To accompany a special edition of the journal Medical Humanities edited by Dr Derek (more…)

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The College of Arts and Science at Xavier University of Louisiana (XULA) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track entry-level Assistant Professor position in the area of Medical Humanities beginning Fall 2019. The successful candidate is expected to teach effectively, advise students, and conduct and publish independent and collaborative research.   (more…)

The Philosophy of Placebo Workshop The LSE Department of Anthropology

A message from LSE Department of Anthropology: We are organising a workshop on the philosophy of placebo, which will be held at Senate House, University of London, on the 26th and 27th of November. We aim to bring together philosophers, cognitive scientists, artists, anthropologists, and clinicians, to explore a number of philosophical issues surrounding the (more…)

Storytelling for Health 2 International Conference

A message ABMU: We are delighted to announce that ABMU Health Board and the University of South Wales are working together with a range of partners towards the next conference ‘Storytelling for Health 2: Patient Stories’, which will take place on 27th, 28th and 29th June 2019.  We will be narrowing (more…)

Still Born Perfect Paperback – 2018

by Adinda van ‘t Klooster (Author, Illustrator), Karen McCarthy Woolf (Contributor), Wendy Pratt (Contributor), Sally Potter (Contributor), Roger Bloor (Contributor), Jennie Farley (Contributor) Still Born book is an artists’ book by Adinda van ‘t Klooster that aims to break down the taboos around stillbirth. The artist had a stillbirth in (more…)

Student Prizes – Annual Conference – June 27-29 2018

Student Prizes Association for Medical Humanities Annual Conference – June 27-29 2018 Medical University of Sofia   SHADOWS AND ASHES   What might these symbols have to do with health ? This year’s conference theme is how humanities may help patients and their health carers rise from the ashes and (more…)

Shadows and Ashes

Shadows and Ashes is the theme of the next annual conference of the Association for Medical Humanities that takes place in Sofia at the end of June.  For me these words have a particular resonance at present, both singularly and in twain.  I find it interesting that shadows have such (more…)