Material Medicine: Objects, Bodies and the Haptic, AMH Conference 2019, Plymouth University , UK.
Call for Papers
We kindly encourage you to submit a proposal for presentation addressing one or more of the below-mentioned topics for the AMH Material Objects Conference 2019. The conference reflects on medical humanities practices from the point of view of their non-human factors.
- Whether medical humanities can be considered beyond typically human behaviour, expressing and reflecting the intentions and needs of human beings, but rather a point of encounter and a collaborative relation between heterogeneous elements, components or materials, like bodies, organisms and objects?
- What kinds of objects mediate between clinical bodies and patients, between ‘health’ and ‘illness’?
- What kind of objects speak to medical humanities narratives? How can medical humanities create, reject, liberate, or reunite objects?
- How might concepts of the inhuman be reconciled alongside the medical object?
- How can we ‘object’ to the use of medical tools?
(Papers from outside this call are still welcomed.)
Link to conference event page: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/material-medicine-objects-and-bodies